FYI if you are interested in naturally raised fruit, vegetables and roses from Niagara.
Our family agreed to be one of the two new Toronto drop off location on Saturday afternoons for Palatine Fruit and Roses, a wonderful farm in Niagara, beginning this week till season's end, approx. October. This Saturday was our first delivery and we are very happy with the sweet cherries we ordered. We have shared some with neighbours, frozen many, eaten them raw and also made a wonderful cherry cheesecake.
Their website is: www.thepetters.com.
It works as follows:
Register on the website. Once you have registered the system will send you an email to activate your account. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE EMAIL TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT (2 step process).
Once you have activated your account you will then be able to log-in, place your order and select your delivery location.
An email is sent out on Monday's with the options for the next delivery date for all their locations, and you have till noon on the following Wednesday to place your order, at which time it closes, to allow time for them to place, fill and pick up the orders for delivery. Payment is cash only at pickup.
The email I got today says:
Two notes for Toronto or Scarborough pick-up locations:
1)There are 2 Saturdays we will be unable to bring fruit to you. We will be at a Wedding on Saturday July 14th and a family reunion on August 25th. So there will be no delivery the following week, Saturday July 14th, in case you were thinking of delaying your order a week.
2) You will see 'shelled peas' on the order form. These are for FRIDAY ONLY.( not available at the Toronto and Scarborough locations ) The farmer who does the peas only harvests on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Peas spoil very quickly and would not be good to deliver for Saturday. Please do not select the peas.
This coming Saturday the options are:
Cherries - $56 for full box (20 lbs.) and $29 for a half box (10 lbs.)
Cut Roses - $15.00 per dozen
In case you are wondering, our family is paying the same price as everyone else, so we don't have a vested interest. The benefits we are receiving are: meeting great people, supporting a local farmer, and having the opportunity to purchase healthy clean local fruit for ourselves. I think this opportunity meshes well with Transition Toronto objectives and beliefs and decided to post here. Perhaps we will get to meet you too!
If you have questions please call Mary Jane Petter directly at 519-880-8432.
Regards to all.