• 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…

  • 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…

  • Scallops 

    Fresh all year round!   Scallops are transferred to deep-water tenures where they are suspended in a mesh bag (suspension culture) or are seeded on the ocean floor (bottom culture). Wild scallops are commercially harvested around November to March. About: Scallops can be pan fried, boiled, BBQ, or even ate raw. Most Common Varieties: Did you…

  • Mussels 

    A Coastal B.C. Gem! B.C.’s coastal waters provide a great location to grow shellfish, especially Vancouver Island, the Georgia Basin, and the Sunshine Coast. About: Mussels mature into a marketable size over an 18-to-36-month period in deep-water tenures where they are suspended in mesh socks.   Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Beets 

    Homegrown B.C. beets are grown in the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Cariboo, Kootenay regions and on Vancouver Island. About: Beets have been cultivated for over 3,000 years and they vary in colour from red, yellow, and white. Early varieties of beets are planted in March to April and the later varieties are planted from June to…

  • Squash, winter 

    Long lasting and tasty!  Winter squash is harvested in autumn. It has a tough outside layer that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre. About: Squash is a delicious and healthy addition to soups, muffins, quick breads, and casseroles. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Turkey 

    Gobble gobble!  B.C. turkey production is mainly concentrated in the Fraser Valley, with small flocks produced around the province! About: Turkey was traditionally purchased for enjoying at special holiday dinners, but shoppers are purchasing year-round as an excellent source of protein that is low in cholesterol and fat. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Chicken 

    Profile: Chicken production is B.C.’s second largest land-based agriculture industry. About: Chicken has always been a nutritious choice for your family, but with advancements in chicken farming, chicken is even more nutritious than it was 20 years ago. When you eat chicken, you are not only getting an excellent low-fat source of protein, niacin, and…

  • Pears 

    Profile: Pears are grown in the Okanagan, Similkameen region, and Kootenay Valley. Pears grow best on heavy soils, which limits the areas that they can be grown.  About: Pears are one of the very few fruits that do not ripen on the tree but need time for the sugars to develop off the branch. When…