• Bison

    B.C. Bison There are 52 registered bison ranches in B.C., with 7,300 head of bison. About: Bison is nutritionally packed red meat that is low in fat, calories, and cholesterol but high in protein and iron. Did you know?

  • Beans (snap)

    Profile: B.C. snap beans are mainly grown in the Lower Mainland, but there is some production in the Okanagan Valley and on Vancouver Island. About: Snap beans can be green, yellow or purple and round or flat. Some beans grow on low bushes while other varieties, like pole bean plants, grow quite tall with support…

  • Ginseng 

    “Historical and nutritional”   Asian ginseng has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years. Commercial ginseng production in B.C. began in 1982 in the Bontanie Valley. About Western herbalists applied the term “adaptogen” to ginseng, as it assists the consumer in adapting to the stresses present in their environment. Did you know?

  • Geoduck  

    Profile The geoduck clam is a bivalve mollusk, and it is indigenous to coastal B.C.   About Geoduck clam meat is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as B12 and iron. Many chefs serve Geoduck raw in sushi or sashimi, but it can also be sautéed, stir-fried, or cooked in a hot pot.  …

  • Kale 

    “Super and delicious!”  Kale is a cold crop vegetable and tends to prefer cool weather and can even withstand light frost About Kale is a super food meaning it is filled with nutrients and is beneficial for one’s health. Kale is a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and potassium. Most Common Varieties Did you…

  • Cucumbers 

    “Cool-cumber!”  B.C. produces 83 acres of Long English Cucumbers each year.   About B.C. farmers grow slicing and pickling cucumbers in the summer, but mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are grown year-round in a greenhouse.    Most Common Varieties Did you know?

  • Swiss Chard 

    Profile Swiss chard is a member of the beet family and is grown commercially in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. About Swiss chard is a nutritiously packed vegetable containing various vitamins, minerals, iron, and fibre. Most Common Varieties Did you know?

  • Broccoli 

    Green machine!   Broccoli is a member of the mustard family and classified as a brassica’s vegetable. Broccoli gets its name from the Italian plural of the word broccolo which means “the flowering crest of a cabbage”. About: Broccoli is a great source of antioxidants, and it is filled with vitamins, minerals, calcium, fibre, and vitamins…

  • Gooseberries 

    Member of the wild ribes!   Gooseberries belong to the same fruit family as currants. About: Gooseberries are grown on the south coast region of B.C. In recent years, they’ve become more popular due to their nutritional value. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Currants 

    Perfect for pies! The wild red flowering currant is native to BC and is mainly located along the coast of Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.   About: The red-flowering currant is a member of the gooseberry family and grows in the form of a tall shrub ranging from 1 to 3 metres tall.   Most…