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OCTOBER EDITION PICK OF THE CROP

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PRODUCE 

Seasonal transitions are pushing prices higher this week.
Colder weather here at home is closing the chapter on this year’s summer growing season.
Winter crops such as beets, cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes are becoming cheaper
because they are now locally grown. Summer crops are officially finished as we just
experienced the season’s first frost. There are some items still in storage but the quality will
quickly decline as will the supply. Prices are firming up and will certainly go higher as we
begin to use the US imports.         

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Thanksgiving Day holiday long weekend is almost here! Please order all of your
“must-have” items in advance. Cranberries are available – both fresh and frozen so
order them in advance if you need them. Fall harvest display items are now available.
Choose from decorative gourds, Indian corn and pumpkins of all sizes.

YOUR BEST BUYS

Beets, carrots, green/yellow beans, ALL peppers, grape tomatoes are much cheaper
than round cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes and both green/yellow zucchini. In fruit use
blackberries, cantaloupes, figs, honeydews, mangos, pineapples, and watermelons.

                                                      ONTARIO GROWN AVAILABLE!

Apples – tons of varieties                                                       Peas – peas in the pod or shelled in packages
Beans – both green and yellow                                            Peaches – just about finished
Bok Choy and (Shanghai and baby too)                          Pears
Cabbage – green, red and savoy                                          Potatoes – mini red/white/yukon – large red/white/yukon
Carrots – orange and tri- colour                                         Pumpkins
Collard greens                                                                           Squash – butternut, buttercup, pepper, spaghetti
Coriander                                                                                    Swiss Chard – green, red and rainbow
Corn                                                                                               Tomatoes – Just about finished
Dandelion greens                                                                     Tomatoes – Just about finished
Dill weed                                                                                      Zucchini – both green and yellow
Eggplant
Grapes – concord
Kale – black, red and green
Leeks
Nectarines – just about finished
Parsley – curly and flat