Simple ............ Fresh produce
We get several small deliveries to ensure our produce is fresh and rotated and not sitting in storage.
Local is always the focus when in-season.
Its March and fresh local produce is hard to find. Our local garlic is nearly finished until we get the 2017 crop in August.
We are pleased to carry Keyzer's Fruit Farm local apples, from just outside Paisley. We have a great variety of flavours.
We still have local turnip from Dunkeld, just south of Paisley.
Produce prices continue to fluctuate weekly and we monitor every delivery to ensure we are selling for the lowest price possible. A lot of produce comes from Mexico these days, as well as USA.
Our Awesome Produce Manager......Velma
We are so pleased to have Velma Bell working as our Produce Manager. Velma was born and raised on a farm near Tara, and now lives on County Road 1 outside Paisley. Velma brings a wealth of information and skills with her from previous employment with Pitts Produce working in the warehouse and on deliveries. This gal is fussy! No bad produce in our back door and she spends time sourcing out the best prices. We are able to purchase fresh produce from Loblaws with deliveries on Tuesday and Friday, plus she has sourced other local suppliers in Bruce County and Ontario who deliver every day. Ultimately we want to get the best produce at the best price we can. Although we cannot purchase the large quantities that some can, Velma cares about each piece of fruit and vegetable and makes sure it worthy of our customers. As I said, she is fussy and what is not worthy goes in the soup pot or the next pie.
We opened last June 27th and started putting fresh local produce on our new front porch throughout the summer and fall. We did a lot of experimenting and figuring things out in our first year. We are looking forward to another great summer of sourcing the best produce at the best prices in a timely manner.
Chat with Velma the next time you are in the store and let her know if there is something you would like to try. She is a busy gal who moves fast …………. but those are the ones who get the most done in a day and her department shows for it.
Our team at Paisley freshmart, located in Paisley in the heart of Bruce County, strives everyday to meet all your grocery shopping needs with fresh local produce and meat, meals to go, delicious in-store bakery and everyday groceries. We strive to make shopping simple and if we don't have what you need, we are happy to try to get it for you.