• 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?

  • Rutabagas

    Profile: Rutabagas are a root vegetable, often described as a mix between turnips and cabbages, but have a much stronger flavour. About: Rutabagas are sweeter than turnips, with lower water content and more pronounced flavour. One cup of cooked rutabaga contains only 66 calories. Rutabagas are an excellent source of nutrients and an excellent source…

  • 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,…

  • Plums 

    “Nature’s Juicy Jewels”! In 2022, B.C. produced nearly 3.8 million kilograms of plums. About: Plums are grown in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Kootenay Valleys. They’re enjoyed fresh during the late summer months. Plums are often consumed on their own as a snack or with breakfast dishes, salads, chutneys, or jams. Plums are a great source…

  • Parsnip 

    Profile: The Fraser Valley has the perfect climate for producing high quality parsnips. Parsnips are planted in the early spring and require a long, cool growing season. About: Parsnips are a root vegetable similar to carrots, but with a lighter colour. They are low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber which promotes healthy digestion.…

  • Onions, red & yellow

    Profile: Onions, shallots and garlic are all part of the Allium family and are a flavourful boost to many recipes. About: Red and yellow onions are similar in flavour when cooked, but red onions are slightly milder when served raw. Red onions are often used raw in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. Yellow onions are a…