• Zucchini

    “The secret fruit” Zucchini is a member of the gourd family along with squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and melons. It’s mainly grown in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan Valley. About: Zucchini can be steamed, roasted, grilled, used in various stews, curries, and as a noodle substitute. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Turnips 

    “Turnip for Taste!” Turnips are nutritious root vegetables commonly associated with potatoes or beets, but their closest relatives are radishes and arugula. About: Turnips are an excellent source of vitamin C and fibre, and they are often enjoyed in soups and stews mashed with carrots or potatoes. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Spinach

    Profile: Spinach is produced mainly in the spring and fall when temperatures are cooler and the hours of daylight are shorter. About: Spinach is rich in iron and contains vitamins A and C. Enjoy spinach in salads, burgers, pasta dishes, pizza, omelettes, quiches and more! Did you know?

  • Salad greens

    Profile: Salad greens are a colourful and delicious mix of baby, leafy greens. Salad greens can include lettuce, kale, mustard greens, spinach and arugula—just to name a few. About: Red and dark green leafy greens are generally higher in antioxidants, Vitamin B6, and other nutrients than lighter colored greens. Did you know?

  • Rhubarb 

    “Citrusy and sweet!” B.C.’s rhubarb season starts early in the year. Rhubarb roots remain in the ground over winter and are ready to sprout as soon as the soil is warmed in the spring. About: Rhubarb is high in vitamin K, vitamin C and calcium. Rhubarb is commonly enjoyed in pies, crumbles, muffins, and jams.…

  • Radish

    “Crunchy and Zesty!” Radishes are a flowering plant in the mustard family, and they are one of the few vegetables that can survive temperatures slightly below frost. About: Radishes are a great source of Vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium, and potassium. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Pork   

    Profile: In B.C., all hogs are raised on family farms, with 80% of commercial hogs located in the Fraser Valley and the rest being on Vancouver Island, the Kootenay and in the Peace River area. About: Pork is a great source of protein and vitamins. Pork is often served as pork chops, roasts, meatballs, hamburgers,…

  • Mustard greens 

    Profile: A close relative to cabbage and kale, mustard greens are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. About: Mustard greens are peppery-tasting greens that come from the mustard plant. Mustard greens are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, as they’re low in calories yet rich in fibre and micronutrients.  These leafy greens are typically…

  • Lamb  

    Profile: There are 54,000 sheep and lambs raised in B.C., with the highest percent on Vancouver Island. About: Lamb is a great source of protein with lamb chops, ribs, or rack of lamb all being popular cuts of meat. Did you know?

  • Green onion 

    Profile: Green onion, also known as scallions, have a much milder taste than most onions. About: Green onions have a few uses, but the most common is as garnish. The green parts are great for slicing thin and sprinkling on top of anything from soup to rice. The more pungent white parts are great for…