The Best of Every Season
We provide the freshest products and the best selection all at a competitive price.
We are well known for our fresh produce, selection and variety. Our focus is on having the freshest produce, including local, western and Canada-wide growers (whenever possible and the products are available based on the season) and imported products based on quality, freshness, and availability. We also have produce that is exclusive to Calgary Co-op, such as fresh, grown without pesticides tomatoes from Paradise Hill Farm, based in Nanton, Alberta.
Stop by today for the very best and freshest vegetables, fruit, juices, and other produce items, and enjoy our wide selection of delicious, healthy and nutritious products! You'll be glad you did!
The Legault family has been providing Paradise Hill Farm tomatoes to Calgary Co-op since they started thier business over a decade ago.
On January 4, 2012, a fire broke out in Nanton, Alberta and devastated much of the farm just as the Legaults were getting ready to plant this year's crop. When we heard the news, we wanted to help.
When you choose our fresh fruits and vegetables, our Produce Marketplace is committed to giving you the best possible taste experience!
Our buyers search the world for produce that meets the highest standards of quality and flavour.
If you are not satisfied, we will make it right with our Hassle-Free Guarantee!
Here are some tips to consider when shopping for, or storing, produce:
Tomatoes – choose tomatoes that are smooth, plump and heavy for their size. They should be firm, yet yield to gentle pressure. Look for tomatoes with a good red colour if you are going to use them right away, or slightly yellow if you are going to store them for a few days. For great tomato flavour, never store tomatoes in the fridge. To quickly ripen, place in a paper bag with an apple on the counter.
Bananas – when choosing bananas select plump, unblemished, firm and bright bananas with unbroken skin and no soft spots. Bananas should be kept at room temperature as colder temperatures cause them to turn black. Bananas can be frozen for later use in baking items such as breads, muffins and cakes. You can either leave them as is and place directly in the freezer or you can peel, mash and place in a covered container.
Citrus – when selecting citrus, look for bright, firm, nicely shaped fruit that is heavy for its size. A little green on oranges does dot mean they are unripe. To maintain freshness, store citrus uncovered for 10-14 days at room temperature, or store in the fridge in the crisper or in plastic bags.