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Jul 31, 2012 07:13 PM

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

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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  1. 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.


    1. 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

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


        1. re: Davwud

          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. 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

          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. Joes Garden Centre.

          1923 Davenport Rd.

          $15 bushel + basket deposit (2011)

          not yet though, 3 maybe 4 more weeks

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