• Crab – Dungeness 

    Profile: Caught along the coast of B.C., Dungeness Crab is an iconic West Coast seafood that is enjoyed year-round. About: Dungeness Crab is known for its sweet, buttery taste. It’s an excellent source of high-quality protein and is rich in zinc, magnesium, and Omega 3.  Did you know?

  • Tomatoes

    Profile: A tomato is technically a fruit, but is generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable. Usually red when mature, tomatoes can come in a variety of colours including yellow, orange, green, and purple. About: The growing season in B.C. is short, with cool rainy days and frosty evenings beginning in the early fall. Some…

  • Corn 

    Profile: Sweet corn is grown commercially in the Okanagan Valley, the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. About: Corn is best eaten the day it’s purchase, which is why much of it is sold at roadside stands and farmers’ markets. After harvest, sweet corn sugar quickly converts to starch.   Did you know?

  • Eggs 

    Get Crackin’!  Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re an affordable protein and can be enjoyed with any meal of the day!  About: One large egg contains 6.5 grams of the highest quality protein. Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids and 14 key nutrients. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Cherries 

    Profile: B.C.’s Okanagan, Similkameen Valleys and Creston Valley grow juicy, delicious cherries. Support B.C.’s cherry growers and buy local. About: Cherries are high in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C, and contain melatonin, which can contribute to a better sleep. Did you know?

  • Oysters 

    A National Leader:  B.C. is the leading producer of farmed oysters in Canada. In 2021, 8,000 tons of farmed oysters were harvested in B.C.—a wholesale value of $32 million!  About: Oysters are low in calories and rich in nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re a good source of zinc, iron, and vitamin…

  • Potatoes 

    Homegrown! Whether you eat a baked potato at home or order fries at your local restaurant, chances are that potato was grown right here in B.C. About: The humble potato is a nutritional powerhouse. They’re about 80% water and contain more vitamin C than an orange, more fibre than an apple, and more potassium than…

  • Mushrooms 

    A Local Favourite:  British Columbians eat more mushrooms than most other Canadians. About: B.C. mushrooms are fresh and available year-round! Find them in the produce department at local grocery stores or at farmers’ markets!  Most Common Varieties: Did you know?