Welcome to Farmer’s Pick—good food starts here! We’re dedicated to providing old-fashioned customer service and the best quality fruits, vegetables, imported grocery, cheeses, meats, and baked goods because that’s what our customers deserve. We are always looking to deliver extra value to our customers, so be sure to check out our weekly specials.
Thanks for shopping at Farmer’s Pick, you’ll be amazed what a difference fresh, high-quality food can make.
Brother’s Alfonso and Johnny Curcio love food. Alfonso has been involved in the food and grocery world since he was 14-years-old, starting out as a part-time employee working at Top Banana. He quickly worked his way up to a full-time position then moved on to open new franchises for the company. With plenty of experience under his belt (many say he is the best produce manager in the business), Alfonso went on to co-own a Top Banana store then was given the opportunity to realize his dream—Alfonso purchased the rest of the Top Banana store from his partner, changed the name, and opened the doors of Farmer’s Pick in 1992.
The Curcio’s goal has always been to provide fantastic food and customer service to the community and give the people of Ottawa an alternative to chain and big box stores. Now, more than 25 years later and with a dedicated staff of more than 60 people, Farmer’s Pick is far more than a traditional Italian grocery store—it’s Ottawa’s top choice for fresh, affordable, high-quality food. Come experience the Farmer’s Pick difference for yourself.
Here at Farmer's Pick, you're only going to find the freshest fruits and vegetables available. Shop our market-style produce section and find your favourite fruits and vegetables. You'll be able to taste the difference freshness makes when you first take a bite out of soft fruit, melons, grapes, or any of our fruits and veggies. Fresh food lasts longer, is healthier and, above all, tastes better.
We take cheese and deli meats seriously, and that's why we have our own in-store deli: so we can ensure our customers only get the best cheeses and deli meats possible. Our 36 ft. cheese display offers a range of cheeses from around the world, including Ottawa's largest selection of European cheese. We also offer a range of delectable, high-quality deli meats that are perfect for a quick, wholesome lunch. Come by and grab a freshly made sandwich and find out what good food tastes like.
Simply put, we offer the best meat products available in Ottawa. Butchery truly is an art, and our master butcher is one of the best in the business. We age our meats for a full 21 days, (compared to 14 days for some competitors) which locks in the flavour and helps ensure the meat is tender, juicy, and delicious. Take home an Angus AAA steak supplied by local farmers, or try some all-natural Italian sausages made in-store using a trusted family recipe-they are probably the best in the city.
Our Italian bakery makes everything from scratch and only uses all natural ingredients because we only deliver the best products possible to our customers. While many of our competitors have their pre-made baked goods delivered on a truck, we offer freshly baked bread, buns, treats, and other goodies that you can only find in a real Italian bakery.