• Cabbage

    Profile: Cabbage is grown commercially in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and in the Interior. About: Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that forms a tight head. Cabbage is 90% water and an excellent source of minerals, vitamin A, C and B. It belongs to the brassicas family, along with broccoli, kale, cauliflower and brussels…

  • Brussels sprouts 

    Profile: Brussels sprouts are a member of the brassica family, along with broccoli and cabbage. They’re mainly grown in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. About: Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants and high in vitamin K and C. The edible buds grow in clusters along the thick stalk of the plant. Did you know?

  • Bok Choy 

    Profile: B.C. growers produce a variety of vegetables that are traditionally associated with regions outside North America. Many of these vegetables are of Asian origin, including Bok choy. About: Bok choy is very nutritious. Raw or cooked, it contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre. 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…

  • Arugula  

    Profile: Arugula is an edible, annual plant used as a leaf vegetable. Arugula is know for its fresh, tarte, bitter, and peppery flavour. About: Arugula is a nutrient-dense food that is high in fiber and phytochemicals. It’s a member of the Brassica family with Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli. Try arugula in salads, or…

  • 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?

  • Bell Peppers 

    Versatile and fresh!   Bell peppers are botanically classified as fruits. Different colour varieties have sweeter tastes than others.  About Bell peppers are a great addition to salads, cooked dishes, pizza, stir-fries, and even eaten raw with your favourite dip! Most Common Varieties Did you know?

  • 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?