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
Grapes – concord
Kale – black, red and green
Nectarines – just about finished
Parsley – curly and flat