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Seaway Farms offers Fresh Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

Seasonal Niagara fruits and vegetables are available daily at Seaway Farms Garden Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Cherries, peaches, apricots, strawberries, and apples are just a few of the assorted fruit you will find throughout the season starting in June and going all the way until October.  Some of the vegetables include garlic scapes, peppers, tomatoes, asparagus, pumpkins, potatoes, and kale.  Most of our fruits and vegetables are grown right here at Seaway Farms.  Choose a small basket or a large bushel for canning or special occasions.  If you are visiting or call Niagara home, we hope you will stop by and enjoy our locally grown produce.

Fruits

A variety of fruit is available at Seaway throughout the growing season.  The following fruits are just some of the selection available, and only while quantities last.  They are great for eating fresh as is, or cook them into your favourite recipes – entrees, desserts, jams, pies, and more!

Peaches

You can buy fresh, local Niagara peaches in the summer months of July, August & September. Peaches are a nutritious snack that can be eaten fresh from the farm, cooked into a dessert, made into a preserve, or canned to enjoy later in the year. Read More


Cherries

The deep red colour of ripe Ontario cherries is as sweet to the tastebuds as they are to the eye. This time of year the Niagara orchards are bursting with vibrant red as the farmers harvest their crops so our local customers can enjoy. Available June, July Read More + Recipes


Apricots

Apricots are grown right here at Seaway Farms! Bright orange with a rosy or peachy blush usually means ripe fruit with sweetness and flavour. An excellent source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C and potassium. Available July, August


Strawberries

Look for berries that are completely red with no white or green spots and have a sweet smell. Avoid crushed berries and be wary of berries packed in juice-stained containers. The size of the berries is not important. All strawberries large and small are equally sweet and juicy.


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Vegetables

The vegetables below are just some of the variety available seasonally at Seaway Farms.  Selection is while quantities last and can vary throughout the season, and from year to year.  Eating raw is often the favourite for many of our vegetable lovers, or cook them up in stews, soups, main dishes, appetizers, or even desserts!  Yum, pumpkin pie!

Tomatoes

Roma and other varieties of field tomatoes are available late in the summer to early Fall.  A ripe field tomato should be firm, though not rock-hard, and have a slightly supple quality to its surface; it should feel heavy for its size. Avoid any sign of mould or bruising. The occasional small surface cracks at the bottom of a tomato won’t affect its quality. Store at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, to prevent uneven ripening. Available July-October.


Pumpkins

For Halloween pumpkins, look for a sturdy stem, well-rounded shape and one that will stand properly, but is not too heavy (thin walls are easier to carry). For cooking, small pie pumpkins are best. Look for a firm, smooth orange skin with a heavy feel for its size. Avoid cracks and bruises, which can bring on premature deterioration. Small to medium sizes are best for kitchen use because of their finer texture and flavour.  Available in the Autumn.  Also available: squash & gourds.


Peppers

Our customers love our Sweet, Hot, Red, Green & Yellow peppers. One raw medium sweet pepper contains 19 calories and provides an excellent source of Vitamin C and a source of folacin. Available ready to eat July-Oct. Want to grow your own? Pepper plants available in the Spring.


Asparagus

Ontario varieties include green, the Viking selections and Centennial, as well as some new hybrids. Look for straight, crisp spears with green or purple tips with tight heads. Asparagus is a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, and an excellent source of folacin. Available May & June


Garlic

Garlic is a staple of many world cuisines, and are known to have many health benefits. Grown right her at the farm, Garlic is available July – December at our Garden Centre. Garlic Scapes, an Asian delicacy is available in the summer months. Read More > Cooking with Garlic Scapes


Eggplant

Look for a plump, heavy unwrinkled vegetable that feels quite firm to the touch. It’s harvested ripe and best eaten soon after purchase. Traditional Mediterranean dishes include eggplant parmigiana, ratatouille, moussaka, eggplant stuffed with rice, or hot and sour Spanish eggplant. Available Aug-Oct.


Kale

Kale, also known as leaf cabbage and grown right here at Seaway Farms! They have green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. Kale freezes well and tastes sweeter and more flavourful after being exposed to a frost. Tender kale greens can provide an intense addition to salads, particularly when combined with other such strongly flavoured ingredients as dry-roasted peanuts, soy sauce-roasted almonds, red capsicum flakes, or a sesame-based dressing.  Late Summer-Autumn.


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Recipes

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There is nothing like bringing back the memories of summer than by opening a jar of freshly preserved tomatoes on a cold winter’s day. Not only are tomatoes a good source of vitamin a, c, b6, potassium, niacin, and folate, but they taste... Read more

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Grilled trout tastes great with this plum and cherry salsa recipe. Trout is a popular freshwater fish for cooking over the summer grill.  Add fresh Ontario plum and cherry salsa, a drizzle of local honey, fresh from the garden cilantro, and Jalapeno peppers to your trout,... Read more

Summer Strawberry Recipe Ideas

Strawberry season is here and we have some sweet and healthy summer recipe ideas to tantalize your tastebuds all day long!  Some creative summer strawberry recipe and menu ideas to start your day,... Read more

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Planting, growing and harvesting is a series of cycles. We mark the last harvest before winter with feasts and festivals that help us fortify against the cold. Both native plants and transplants thrive on Niagara’s farms and, as a result, the local cornucopia overflows with goodness.... Read more

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Quick Apple Facts and Recipes It is that time of year again and fresh local apples have arrived at Seaway Farms.  Here are some interesting, fun, apple facts we found on the internet that we thought you... Read more