- hal2010 Oct 18, 2013 09:37 PM
Someone on the CBC was talking about the exceptional apple harvest this year in Ontario. So where can you find these apples in Toronto? None of the big grocery stores, including Longos, have anything decent and I'm sure some are still selling last year's stock. I'm looking for crisp, tart and sweet apples. Macouns perhaps? Got some a few years ago near Perth and they were amazing.
For quality, variety and price, you have to go to the apples. It's that simple. It's a great apple year, especially compared to the near-collapse of last year's harvest. Start here or just Google "Ontario apples."
Supermarkets and urban "farmer's" market either scrimp on quality or overcharge(e.g., the extortionate prices on over-hyped HoneyCrisps).
IVe found some great apples at some of the fruit markets in Kensington. Particularly the one on Kensington ave south of seven lives- they had macouns, honey crisps, ginger golds, and delicious jona golds to name a few but at least 10 varieties I bet. Most varieties for only $0.99/lb. honey crisp were $1.29. Delicious and fresh ontario apples.
Fiesta farms often has great ontario produce but I haven't been to check it out lately.
Rowe Farms has an excellent selection of ontario apples - ginger golds, honey crisps and I think about four other varieties.
I try going to Whittamores farm every weekend. Last week, they carry cortland, jonagold, honey-crisp, mac (of course), gala, ambrosia. Last month they had small yellow variety, very tasty.
I prefer smaller size apples which I can get from farm markets. Store apples are too big and get wasted.