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.
Fall harvest of fresh local produce in now plentiful. We are pleased to have local garlic from the Card Farm just north of Paisley. The turnips have started to be pulled from Dunkeld turnip plant. Sweet corn will continue for a bit longer. Pumpkins, outdoor hardy mums, gourds and all just starting.
We've had a nice selection of plums, peaches, grapes, and nectarines.
Ontario tomatoes never look as nice but taste delicious.
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.