The retail tour started with a visit to Adonis.
Adonis sources fresh produce from many different regions. These are clementines from Morocco.
Lemons from Spain
Pomelos from the United States
Pomelos from China
Pears from Portugal
Bananas from Costa Rica
Part of a large selection of tropical fruit: Guava
Mangos sourced from Peru
Red mangos from Brazil
Mangos from Mexico
Melons from Costa Rica
Honeydew melons from Costa Rica
Papaya fruit from Belize
White grapes from Dole
Selection of potatoes: some loose bulk varieties as well as packaged product from Little Potato Company.
Potatoes and onions from Canada
Homegrown (Canadian) beefsteak tomatoes
Vegetables are kept fresh by a water spraying system
Nice size Belgian endive from Belgium
Wide variety of pears including Asian
In Adonis they even had green almonds available
Different root vegetables. Celery roots and daikon from the US. Ginger sourced from China.
Nefle from Spain
Lettuce from the United States
Collection of mushrooms, from the traditional button variety to specialty mushrooms like the Oyster and Shitake varieties.
Figs sourced from Turkey
Bell peppers from Mexico
Organic lettuce: Lovinmyveggies.ca
Spinach from Mirabel. The company is based in Quebec.
More Canada grown mushrooms
Brussels sprouts in a clamshell, sourced from the United States.
Difficult to see, but these avocados were very big.
A wall of brocolli
Spraying with water to make the vegetables look fresh
A wall of Lebanese cucumbers
Cabbage and greenhouse veegtables
Grapefruit from United States
At the shop they had unpeeled pineapples.
Blood oranges from Spain
The second stop was at the Marche Provigo supermarket
Overview of the produce department
Pear selection at Marche, owned by Loblaws.
Different kinds of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices available for the customer to taste.
Freshly squeezed in the store and available for CAD 8.99/bottle.
Selection of conventional and organic tomatoes on the vine.
More tomato options, including Romas.
Yellow tomatoes on the vine
Packed sweet corn
Pineapple on special and seedless watermelons
Large selection of onion products
More onions. Also tri-color onions at the bottom of the photo.
Tri-color onions for CAD 3.49 per box
Packaged greenhouse tomatoes, including grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and a tri-colored tomato cocktail.
More greenhouse tomatoes
Package of three hothouse cucumbers.
Large amounts of cauliflower and broccoli on display
Package of 8 mini cucumbers, on special for CAD 3.99.
Packaged Brussels sprouts
Fresh produce department from a different angle
Pistachio nuts from California, including a salted and non-salted option.
Overview of refrigerated section of the produce department
Red mangos and yellow mangos
South African baby pineapple
Bill Gerlach from Melissa found their baby pineapples in the supermarket
Organic (on sale) and conventional bananas for the same price.
Some mangos are ripe and ready to eat
2 varieties of mango
Various citrus products
Limes and Meyer lemons
Cara Cara Oranges
Orri clementine from Israel
Bitter Melon from India
All packed salads
Sweet potatoes and cassava
Wide variety of apples
The last stop was at the Marche Jean-Talon, a market in the Little Italy area of Montreal.
Third and last stop of the retail tour: The Marche Jean-Talon. It's a covered market in the Little Italy area of Montreal. Many different apple varieties in 5lb. buckets.
Bell peppers from Quebec. CAD 5.00 per box of three.
Overview of produce stand
Lots of apples for sale at the market.
This stand offers a large selection of citrus fruit.
Bright signs to attract customers
Truly a beautiful stand with a large selection of fresh produce. Customers were invited to try fruit prior to purchase.
Nice presentation of produce
Kiwi berries, a small variety of kiwi fruit with a smooth, edible skin.
This stand focuses on the sale of berries.
Various stands offered different products, like an avocado for 1,80