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Pick of the Crop Rainy Day Edition

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PRODUCE

April 19 – April 25

Prices are way up on a few items such as asparagus, all varieties of lettuce

and cauliflower. The blame is being put on lighter supplies across the board.

Large 50lb bags of carrots are also up in price because the supply out of the

storage facilities is running low. It’s not all bad news as the Ontario grown

green house product such as english cucumbers, 11lb boxes of red and yellow

peppers, flats of cluster tomatoes and hothouse tomatoes are all excellent quality

and prices are cheap. This should continue throughout the spring season.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  THIS WEEK

Asparagus prices are crazy expensive so unless the Queen is coming for dinner

its best to use another green vegetable such as zucchini, broccolini or brussel

sprouts. Prices on all lettuce are up but it’s the green and red leaf lettuce that has

been impacted the most. Cauliflower is also too expensive to use if you don’t absolutely

need it so take advantage of the broccoli crown price. They are a much better value

and they are cheaper than the bunched broccoli as well and you get 100% yield!

Raspberries continue to be expensive so use more black- blue and strawberries.

YOUR BEST BUYS

Broccoli crowns, english cucumbers, radicchio, 11lb boxes of both red and yellow

peppers, snow peas are cheaper than sugar snap peas, cluster and hothouse tomatoes,

green and yellow zucchini. In the fruit section use blackberries, golden and red

delicious apples, kiwi fruit, mangos, golden pineapples and watermelons.

 

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