• Leeks

    “Natures Elegant Flavour Burst!” Leeks are a member of the Allium family closely related to garlic and onions. About: Leeks are a vegetable related to onions that have a sweet and garlicky flavour. They look like a giant green onion but have a much milder, somewhat sweet flavor and a creamier texture when cooked. Leeks…

  • 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…

  • Garlic 

    “Flavourful Brilliance!” Garlic is known for its large cloves, concentrated flavour, and potent smell. About: While garlic has been named both a herb and spice, it is actually a root vegetable. Garlic is generally a cold weather crop, and therefore grows well in most of B.C. Garlic has become a popular backyard garden staple throughout…

  • Fiddleheads

    Profile: Found in southern B.C., fiddleheads are a delicacy available for a brief window from late April to late May. About: Fiddleheads have a vibrant green flavour with a subtle nutty finish. Choose fiddleheads with firm, tight coils and bright colour. They’re best enjoyed boiled or steamed and pair nicely with white fish, or as…

  • Fennel

    “Flavor’s Finest Companion!” Fennel is a flowering plant in the carrot family, producing both bulbs and seeds. About: Fennel is often used in Italian cooking. It can be boiled, braised, sauteed, grilled, roasted, steamed, or eaten raw. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Endives  

    Profile: Endives belong to the chicory vegetable family. They have a crisp texture with a slightly bitter taste. About: Endives are a great source of folate, potassium, and calcium and are often enjoyed in mixed greens salad. Did you know?

  • Eggplant

    Profile: Eggplants have a fleshy, meaty texture and come in a variety of shapes and colours, ranging from lavender to dark purple. About: Eggplant can be enjoyed fried, sauteed, grilled, or baked. It has a mild flavour and a meaty texture. They’re an excellent source of fiber, folate, and potassium. Did you know?

  • Chicories

    Profile: Chicories are found in southern areas of B.C. including the Kootenays, Okanagan, Thompson, Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Cariboo. About: Chicories are closely related to lettuces, but heartier and with a bitter edge. They’re best enjoyed sauteed, braised, and roasted. Most Common Varieties: Did you know?

  • Celery  

    Profile: B.C. celery is grown in small amounts in Cawston, McBride, Prince George, and Armstrong. About: Celery is a nutrient-rich, low-calorie food. Two stalks of celery contain only 15 calories. Aside from its low-calorie count, celery contains dietary fiber, vitamin K, and small amounts of vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. Did you know?

  • Cauliflower 

    Profile: Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the same family as cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli. About: Cauliflower contains many nutrients and is an excellent source of vitamin C, K, folate, and fibre. Cauliflower can be enjoyed roasted, riced, mashed, baked and in soups. Did you know?