WHATS HAPPENING IN PRODUCE
The local growing season is going strong. We are at the peak tine for tree fruit, field
grown peppers, tomatoes and greens. Did I mention corn? Sweet corn is abundant and
cheap! Take advantage of all Ontario has to offer because it will be over sooner than we
know it. Onion prices are falling and it’s about time! Large cooking, jumbo red and the
colossal Spanish are all lower in price. Potato prices remain high and will continue as such
until the harvest begins in PEI sometime in mid to late September.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK:
Yams have become short in supply and prices continue to rise as a result. Another odd
one to be short in supply are the round cherry tomatoes. They have been harder to find
and they’re much more expensive than the grape tomatoes (heirlooms are even cheaper!)
PRICE ALERTS – Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, potatoes, wax turnips and yams.
Blackberries, golden delicious, galas, granny smith and pineapples
YOUR BEST BUYS:
Cauliflower, celery, green/yellow beans, green peppers, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes
are much cheaper than the round cherry tomatoes, cluster tomatoes (on the vine) and
zucchini (green/yellow). In the fruit section use apricots, cantaloupes, kiwi, honeydews,
mangos, nectarines, oranges, peaches, plums and watermelons.
ONTARIO GROWN! NOW AVAILABLE!
Beans – both green and yellow
Bok Choy and (Shanghai and baby too)
Gailan (Chinese broccoli)
Green and yellow beans
Kale – black, red and green
Parsley – curly and flat
Peas – peas in the pod or shelled in packages
Strawberries – very limited availability – order in advance
Swiss Chard – green, red and rainbow
Zucchini – both green and yellow
IN THE GREENHOUSE
English cucumbers – mini cucumbers too!
11lb orange, red and yellow peppers
Tomatoes – cluster, hothouse, cherry, grape, field beefsteak,
heirloom, heirloom cherry and plum tomatoes