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PICK OF THE CROP

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PRODUCE: 

The summer growing season is coming to a close. Locally grown soft fruit is finishing giving way to autumn fruit. Early varieties of apples and pears are already showing up. Local vegetables are still going strong and we have a long list of seasonal items that are below. Take advantage while you can because they usually disappear without warning from one day to the next. The prices of onions, potatoes, squash, and yams are coming down which is a sign that the summer vegetable growing season is winding down.

WHAT YOU TO KNOW:

Some items are in short supply and their prices continue to be expensive. Asparagus, Brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes (round ones), parsnips, wax turnips, and strawberries. Lime prices have been rising due to a problem with Mexican imports. The only other has been South America so you can imagine the cost difference in transportation alone.

YOUR BEST BUYS:

Beets, cauliflower, celery, green/yellow beans, green peppers, grape tomatoes are much cheaper than the round cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, and green/yellow zucchini. In the fruit section use cantaloupes, clementines, honeydews, mangos, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pineapples, and watermelons.

 

ONTARIO GROWN AVAILABLE!

 

Beans – both green and yellow

Bok Choy and (Shanghai and baby too)

Cabbage – green, red and savoy

Carrots

Collard greens

Coriander

Corn

Dandelion greens

Dill weed

Eggplant

Gailan (Chinese broccoli)

Kale – black, red and green

Leeks

Parsley – curly and flat

Peas – peas in the pod or shelled in packages

Peaches

Plums (prune)

Strawberries – very limited availability – order in advance

Swiss Chard – green, red and rainbow

Tomatoes – field-grown beefsteak and plum (Roma)

Zucchini – both green and yellow

IN THE GREENHOUSE

English cucumbers – mini cucumbers too!

11lb orange, red and yellow peppers

Tomatoes – cluster, hothouse, cherry, grape, heirloom, and heirloom cherry