Located in Southwestern Ontario, Exeter Produce is a grower and packer, and shipper with over six decades of food handling experience.

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Supplying Canada, United States and the Caribbean, the Exeter Produce Family is committed to providing consistent, high quality, delicious produce. If you see the Veri-Fine Brand, you know you can trust the taste.

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Our Beautiful Acreage

With 5000+ acres of Ontario's natural beauty married perfectly to the latest GPS planting technologies, our field crops grow heartier and more consistently than ever before.

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Pepper Time

Pepper Time

May 13, 2024

Over 15 varieties of specialty peppers. Available in clamshells, overwrap trays or bulk.

Including: Hot Banana, Anaheim, Poblano, Red Thai, Green Thai, Habanero, Ghost,
Scorpion, Pencil Hot's, Finger Hot's, Caribe, Fresno, jalapeno, Shishito and Mini Sweets

How to cook snow peas perfectly every time

How to cook snow peas perfectly every time

May 13, 2024

The best way to cook snow peas also happens to be the easiest way to cook snow peas: blanching. Blanching snow peas keeps them crisp and sweet, while brightening colour. It’s super quick and simple – here’s how.

Prep time
1 minutes

Cook time
1 minutes

Serves 4


400g snow peas

How to cook snow peas
Step 1
Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Add snow peas and cook for 30-60 seconds. Drain.

Step 2
Pat dry with a paper towel and serve.

Step 3
Pat dry with a paper towel and serve.

How long do you boil snow peas for?
You only need to boil snow peas for 30-60 seconds. Add your snow peas to a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 30-60 seconds, then drain, refresh under cold running water and drain again.

Do snow peas need to be cooked?
Snow peas can be eaten raw or cooked. However, blanching snow peas will reduce the fibrousness of the edges of snow peas, and boost sweetness and colour.

Another good way to cook snow peas is to toss them with a little oil in a hot wok for 1-2 minutes or until tender-crisp. Season and serve.

How do I prepare snow peas for cooking?
Step 1:
Place snow peas on a chopping board. Use a sharp knife to trim ends and remove the thin string from one side of the snow pea.

Step 2:
Remove the string from the other side of the snow pea. Removing the string makes the snow peas more tender.

Step 3:
Use a sharp knife to thinly slice the snow peas lengthways or halve diagonally, if desired. You can also serve them whole. Add to salads, stir-fries and soups.

Snow Peas vs Snap Peas

Snow Peas vs Snap Peas

May 13, 2024

Snow, snap, and garden peas are all climbing plants and members of the legume family, but there are subtle differences between the three. Though they may look similar from each other, each has a different texture and level of sweetness.

When it comes to fresh vegetables, we can all agree that nothing quite compares to the flavor and nutrition of garden-fresh green peas! With a sweet and juicy crunch, tender peas can make a salad special or a stir fry spectacular, but which variety is best to use?

Types of Peas
Whether it’s your regular garden variety English shelling peas or the more exotic snow peas, there are varieties within varieties to choose from.

Why does it matter? Because different varieties of peas cook (and taste) differently. There is a flavor and texture difference in the pods.

Snow Peas
Snow peas have deliciously crisp, flat pods that are edible. They do not need to be shelled, the entire pea is consumed, pod and all.

They do have small peas inside, but the main attraction is the crunchy and tender sweet shell. They are sometimes called Chinese peas or pea pods and they’re commonly seen in stir-fries and salads. We also add them to Pasta Primavera and they make a great side dish with mushrooms!

They’re also delicious eaten raw with Easy Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt Cucumber Dip). Remove the tough stem that is usually left at the tip of the pod and pull off the string to prepare them.

Snap Peas
Many vegetable lovers favor sugar snap peas for snacking and dipping.

Much like snow peas above, the entire pea is edible, pod and all. These peas are a bit thicker than snow peas and they’re sweeter and juicier. They can be eaten cooked or raw and do not need to be shelled. If buying stringless snap peas, you will not need to remove the string along the side.

For special dishes such as Sesame Ginger Snap Peas or Roasted Snap Peas, be sure not to over-cook them as their main attraction is their irresistible crunch! If eaten raw, try them in Asian Chopped Salad or tasty Asian Noodle Salad.

Garden Peas
Garden peas are eaten raw, steamed, boiled, or added to stews, soups, and salads. These are the peas that are frequently purchased in frozen form at the market.

When growing peas in the garden, there are several varieties to choose from, including petite peas, which are tiny and sweet! But the important thing to remember is that the shells or pods or garden peas are tough and stringy, and not good for much except the compost pile! Try some in this decadent Bacon & Pea Salad or Dill & Butter Peas!

Sometimes they are even processed and dried, then turned into “green split peas” which make a tasty Instant Pot Split Pea Soup! Always a special favorite at the holidays, Creamed Peas is a dish is made with English shelling peas.


At Exeter Produce, we have a long history of supplying our valued retailers with high quality, environmentally responsible, fresh produce.

Our Services

What We Do

At Exeter Produce, our ever growing land base allows us to focus on a number of key objectives that our respected retailers demand. From farm to table, we handle every aspect in the journey of our produce right to the end customer.


As a grower, we harvest fresh produce on over 5,000 acres of field product and protected environment cultivation.

Logistics & Marketing

We can accommodate full loads and LTL to most markets in North America.


As a packer, we use the latest state of the art packing technologies available today. We are able to offer a multitude of customized packages to meet our most discerning Retailer's needs.

Category Management

National retailers consistently rely on us to maintain and supply core items in assortments 52 weeks of the year.

Environmentally Sound Practices

Some Numbers

At Exeter Produce we track our environmental quotient by multiple factors.

Acres Planted

Annual crop rotation allows us to continue to develop environmentally sound planting practices.

Years Growing

From the Rutabaga that started it all we have been growing sustainably for a long time.

Lbs Of Food Donated

Each year Exeter Produce is proud to donate 1000's of pounds of safe and healthy fresh produce to food banks in Huron, London, Middlesex and Oxford Counties.

Generations Of Growers

Exeter produce is a proud family operation growing select quality produce for 4 generations.


What People Are Saying

At Exeter Produce we care about our clients, customers and retailers. We pride ourselves on our customer service and endeavour to be a pleasure to partner with.

Just wanted to mention how pleased we were to have worked with Exeter Produce this past year for our unique packaging project. The attention to detail was second to none.
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A. Magoffin

A truly professional organization to work with. A great team!
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C. Foster

It was a pleasure working with Exeter Produce to procure the produce we needed for our event!
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215 Thames Road West, Exeter, ON N0M 1S3

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Email: info@exeterproduce.com

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Main Office: 519-235-0141

Sales Office: Toll Free: 1 (800) 881-4861
Fax: 519-235-3515

Administration: Fax: 519-235-1899
Traffic Fax: 519-235-4095

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Technology Drives Growth

Advanced Technology allows us to focus more time on the things that matter, our people and our culture.

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Family Culture Is Key

Investing in our people allows us to maintain a consistency in our produce that no other grower can achieve.

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With over 60 years of food handling experience, Exeter Produce leads the charge when it comes to processing produce safely and efficiently.

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About Us

Located in Southwestern Ontario, Exeter Produce is a grower and packer with over six decades of food handling experience.

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215 Thames Road West, Exeter, ON N0M 1S3

1 (519) 235-0141
1 (800) 881-4861