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June 15 1899–Almonte Gazette
The Almonte Market last Saturday was fairly well attended by producers. A few new commodities were offered, which were quickly sold to eager purchasers, but, with the exception of butter and eggs, there was no special demand for any one article, though everything was readily sold.
A large supply of rhubarb, lettuce and green vegetables of excellent quality sold quickly at 3 bunches for 10 cents. Some fresh fish from White Lake brought from 5 to 6c a pound. Other prices remain unchanged, and are as follows:
Butter, 15 to 17c lb –eggs 10c doz –potatoes 60 to 65c– a b a g ; parsnips, 4c. g a l.– carrots, 4c g a l.– green onions 4c a bunch– lettuce 4c a bunch– rhubarb 4c a bunch– or 3 bunches of any of these for 10c
Veal 5 to 6c lb– mutton, 7 to 8c lb.– beef 5 to 8c. lb — pork 6 to 7c. lb–hams, 7 to 8c. lb
Men Working Tractor and Threshing Machine c1890
Hay, $9 to $10 per ton. The other prices in town this weekare : Wheat, soft, bush., 67 to 70c ; hard, 70 to 72c ; pease, 60c ; buckwheat, 40c ; oats, 30c; rye 40c ; barley, 35c ; bran, $14 per ton ; shorts, $16 ; provender, $16 to $20.
The farm of James Leach, Montague Township, Ontario, Canada, in 1902-Bytown or Bust
Smith’s Falls as a Market January 1, 1880-Almonte Gazette–-— Messra. Robert Yuill,-Geo. Dunlop and John Drynan, farmers in Ramsay, drove to Smith’s Falls with loads of grain, which they disposed of to everyones advantage. We certainly have reason to feel gratified that its town affords a market that attracts farmers from such a distance; but to us, if; appears as though there was something wrong in Almonte when three farmers living three or four miles distant find it profitable to convey their produce such a distance to realize the highest price. Almonte should be able to pay as high a price as Smith’s Falls.
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