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I drove a truck and was a roadie for my uncle in your area in the middle 60's.
There are always restrictions and Personally I believe there is a lot of BS as to produce crossing the border. I buy almost all our chicken and pork in the US. Even though I can buy US produce in the grocery store in Canada I can not bring it across.
The wife does the fruit stand she knows every variety, of every fruit, she loves to talk to the tourists from all over the world. She knows all the local children and their names.
We actually use to send Canadian produce across the border with tourists, then someone made a new rule, every year it will change.
My favorite story from the border was a few years ago when the mad cow BS was going on the US did not allow any Canadian beef into the US. I was at the US customs desk, and they had a very old couple there after searching their motor home, and finding cans of beef stew, they were reaming the guy out, about the cans of stew and how it could destroy the US cattle market. I must admit I was listening in, I looked at the can and on the bottom it said product of the USA. I butted in and showed the old guy that. The boarder guard still reamed the guy out but put the cans in a bag and let them leave, with the cans.
I buy all my major auto Parts threw Rock Auto, also tires some things are away cheaper some are not. I buy all my diesel in the US.
I cross mostly every week, you have to know the rules and you will have no problems.