Wholesale produce auction a unique outing

Word is getting out that there’s new Mennonite-run produce auction for farmers in Huron and Bruce, says a rural Ontario blogger who writes under the pseudonym “Ferdzy.”

Ferdzy has been writing about seasonal Ontario food since 2007. She spent a day at the Bruce-Huron Produce Auction, located near Holyrood, watching people bid on produce ranging from beans to tomatoes, corn to squash recently.

“Right now, for anyone who is able to do the driving to get there, it’s likely that bargains can be found,” she wrote on her blog, noting the auction is in its first year of operations and just beginning to grow in popularity.

Owned and operated by members of the farming community, the auction supports local growers by creating a new market for regional produce grown within a 75-km radius of Lucknow. Top quality and full range of seasonal fruit and produce sold is in wholesale lots, starting from a half-bushel. Cash or approved cheque.

The auction is located at 733 Kairshea Avenue, Holyrood, 2 km east of Bruce Rd. 1.

The remaining 2011 wholesale auctions will be held: Sept. 30, Oct. 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Nov 4. Sales start at 3 p.m.

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