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Loblaw local food push - whaddya think?

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Loblaw local food push - whaddya think?

grandgourmand | Aug 25, 2008 05:27 AM

I know there's a lot to dislike about Loblaws, but the local food push is pretty sweet (literally). They've always carried a few staples (peaches, potatoes, etc.) but getting more emphasis now. I have to say it's been pretty good this year. Peaches better than the ones I get at the farmer's markets and a few new winners. I picked up some italian prune plums. Normally, they lack sweetness and are too tart. Not this bunch. Really nice. And the small ontario eating grapes. I've always liked those, but found the seeds really annoying. The ones I got yesterday were seedless.

One thing I'd like to see is heirloom tomatoes or other vegetables. Oh and less cheesy ads of Weston jr. walking in the fields like he's a man of the people.

I know it's not a farmer's market, but for most people one of the big stores is where you get 90% + of your groceries.

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