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Chary Produce, 18 King Street South, Oakland, Ontario, Canada N0E 1L0

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Another Season Comes to an End Posted on Sep 12, 2016

Chary Picker Country Market will be closing on Sunday, September 18.  Thank you to all - it's great to see such support for local produce!  It's been a very long, hot & busy season and we are all looking forward to a bit of a break over the next few fall and winter months.  It won't be long though - planning for the next season is already beginning!  See you next year cool.

Chary Picker Country Market News Posted on May 25, 2016

Opening Thursday June 16, 2016 from 10 to 6 pm daily!  Come & remember how fresh, in season tastes!

A New Season Begins! Posted on May 3, 2016

Planting season has begun, and things are getting busy in the fields.  It's the time of year when you worry about frost, wind damage to seedlings, and hoping the season gets off to a good start!  Look for updated recipes coming soon as well as our new feature - add our recipes right to your Pinterest boards!  We are a proud sponsor of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's Half Your Plate initiative.  Make half of your plate fresh vegetables - it's easy, great tasting, and so good for your health. 

Chary Picker Closed for the Season Posted on Sep 20, 2015

It's the end of another busy, successful season for our retail market.  THANK YOU to all of our customers!  Our produce will still be available in your local stores for a few weeks yet.  Please continue to buy local, because good things grow in Ontario! wink

UN International Year of the Soils Posted on Aug 3, 2015

It's not just step on it everyday, grow grass on it, even possibly make mud's soil, and without healthy soil, you won't get healthy food.   The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN has declared 2015 Interrnational Year of Soils.   The soil in Ontario is called Guelph Soil, and it covers 40,500 hectares and produces just about every kind of crop that can be grown in our climate.  It's worthy or our respect and protections.
Check out the link for more information.

Paris Football Club U-13 Boys Posted on Aug 3, 2015

Chary Produce is a proud sponsor of the Paris FC U-13 Boys soccer team - champions in all four tournaments this summer:

  • Lake Simcoe (Keswick)
  • Walter Kirchner (Woodstock)
  • Cambridge Heritage
  • Gates Tournament (Rochester New York)
The boys are currently 2nd in their division and 11th in Ontario!  Congratulations boys!!

The Paris U-13 club will be travelling to England in March of 2016, where they will learn some new skills, attend training, and play some games as well.  Good luck boys - it's an awesome experience!

It's Fresh Season Posted on Aug 3, 2015

It's pickle season!  Come and get fresh pickles, any size you like with some fresh dill and garlic!
 Also in season: just about everything you can grow in Ontario: our own tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini, peppers, along with Ontario peaches, onions, carrots, beets, plums, berries, lettuce, potatoes and more!
Know where you food comes from, buy local :)

Chary Picker Country Market Posted on Jun 3, 2014

Opening June 19, 2014!  In spite of the long, cold winter the crops are looking good.  Zucchini will be the first crop ready in mid June, followed closely by cabbage and cucumbers!  Come & taste the freshness !

Last Shot Fired: War of 1812 Bicentennial Posted on Jun 3, 2014

We're proud to be a sponsor of the Last Shot Fired - Battle of Malcom's Mills.  Come to the Lion's Park in Oakland on June 28, 2014 for two battle re-enactments, period food, music, and demonstrations.  The Malcom's Mills battle was the site of the last shot fired at an invading force in Canada.  Visit for a complete list of events in Ontario.

Westbrook House Opening Ceremony Posted on May 18, 2014

The opening ceremony for the Westbrook House at the Westfield Heritage Village was held on Sunday May 18 2014.  It was such a pleasure to see our former bunkhouse restored to its original condition.  Many people worked very hard to make it happen - the house had nearly been lost several times had it not been for key moments and people who stepped in to save it.  If you get the chance, visit Westfield ( - it's an amazing site of 365 acres with 55 restored building - a wonderful reminder of times gone by.  Steve Chary Jr was given a plaque for his part in saving the building, as well as two of our seasonal workers who worked for weeks with Clayton Barker carefully dismantling it.  We will soon put a plaque of our own up at the original site of the building, hopefully in time for the planned celebrations in Oakland for the end of the War.