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Bushel of reasonably priced Ontario red sheppard peppers - where to buy?

Full tummy Jul 31, 2012 07:13 PM

Just looking to do a big batch of roasted peppers. Not looking for typical bell peppers, as I find the sheppard peppers thinner and tastier. Preferably east end (I live at Woodbine & Danforth). Thanks!!

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    Mila Aug 2, 2012 05:56 PM

    Joes Garden Centre.

    1923 Davenport Rd.

    $15 bushel + basket deposit (2011)

    not yet though, 3 maybe 4 more weeks

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    1. re: Mila
      Full tummy Aug 2, 2012 11:02 PM

      Great! Thanks.

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      julesrules Aug 1, 2012 07:26 AM

      I love those peppers too and when the season gets going they are so cheap. An under-appreciated local product! I can't swear they will have bushels of these, but Maselli's (Donlands & Danforth) does get bushels of tomatoes for canning season. So you might want to inquire there or at Jerry's, which I don't know as well but seems to be a similar family-run Italian grocer. But in a month or so I think.

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      1. re: julesrules
        Full tummy Aug 1, 2012 09:14 AM

        Thanks everyone!

        julesrules, I am going to look at Maselli's and also some of those fruit/veggie places further east along Danforth. Let me know if you see any!

      2. Kagemusha Aug 1, 2012 06:38 AM

        It's a bit early but try the regular non-Evergreen style markets for quantity buys of Sheppards. They're usually pretty cheap at Highland Farms in smaller amounts when the season is "on." Love 'em, too.

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        1. re: Kagemusha
          Davwud Aug 1, 2012 06:56 AM

          I know the Longos in Aurora has large boxes (bulk) full of them. But not bushels.


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            AMarshall Aug 1, 2012 10:15 AM

            In past years, I have seen them at Highland Farms. I haven't seen them yet this year, but I haven't been there this week.

        2. Davwud Aug 1, 2012 06:35 AM

          If you don't get a good rec for out your way, there's a couple places on Rogers Road near Dufferin (w of I believe) that sell them along with tomatoes. I've never bought the peppers but the tomatoes are always fine.


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