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Celebrating Ontario Produce this Civic Holiday

fresh ontario produce fresh local cornThe Civic Holiday in August, a perfect time to make memories with your family.  This has always been my favourite long weekend of the year as my best memories came from travelling between campfires and barbeques and indulging in the foods that I love. Of course the best part of these occasions were sampling the best of Ontario produce: fresh local fruits and veggies.

Fresh Ontario Fire Roasted Corn

Fresh, local, Ontario corn is on the top of my list, I always enjoy wrapping it in tin foil with a hearty pat of butter tucked inside, while roasting over the open fire. Pair that delicious appetizer with a tender skewer of chicken souvlaki soaked in a Greek marinade and you have yourself a delicious dinner.

Basking in the Bounties of Ontario Produce

I can’t stress enough – as Ontarians we need to spoil ourselves at this time of year with as much local products as possible. These are one of the few months of the year that our weather works in ways that allows our local farmers to harvest their crops, and missing out on their delicious offerings would be straight up ‘un-Canadian’.

Supporting Local Feels Good and Tastes Even Better!

Not only are we supporting the little farm next door but we are nourishing our bodies with mineral and vitamin rich products processed in traditional methods. And boy can you ever taste the difference! Personally, feeling good about what I’m eating adds pleasure to my eating experience and that is something that is important to me when feeding myself and my family.

Of course all of these fantastic foods can be found across our three locations!

From all of us at Vince’s Market we want to wish you and your family a wonderful Civic Holiday and hope to see you in the stores picking up some of our local selection of Ontario produce to share with the special people in your life.

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Until next time,


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