The skin is a little softer and the core is a little juicier than many other varieties. They have that 'just picked from the garden' flavor. </br> </br> Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and are full of fibre. Tomatoes are noted for containing the antioxidant compound lycopene, which may help protect against prostate cancer and heart disease. Lycopene is found in higher concentration after cooking.
Red or orange grape tomatoes are the perfect addition to any salad, or cut up and tossed in your favourite pasta. </br></br>Though grape tomatoes, like all tomatoes, are members of the nightshade family, they are one of the best things you can eat. They are low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, may provide protection against cancer and can be cooked in a variety of delicious ways.
Red Grape tomatoes are bright to dark red in color with a firm, smooth skin, and a shape similar to that of an olive or grape. Like the cherry tomato, Red Grape tomatoes are small and flavourfully sweet, however they have a thicker skin that is crack resistant.
Beautiful local tomatoes are back! These beefsteaks are indeed beefy, so be ready for a treat. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and are full of fibre. Tomatoes are noted for containing the antioxidant compound lycopene, which may help protect against prostate cancer and heart disease. Lycopene is found in higher concentration after cooking.
Avocados are also known as 'Alligator Pears'. They're great chopped in a salad, garnishing a soup, spread on toast or lightly salted. </br> </br> Avocados are a good source of folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, fibre, potassium, and healthy unsaturated fats. They're also a good source of cartenoids, which are good for anti-inflammation.
An excellent alternative to broccoli, organic cauliflower has taste that is unparalleled. So good that you might not even need dip to enjoy it! </br> </br> Often steamed or boiled, try sauteeing cauliflower for a change. Adding cauliflower to a skillet helps retain the vegetables crispness, and holds in the flavour. Cauliflower is high in both fiber and vitamin C, with a half cup of florets providing nearly half of ones daily requirement for vitamin C. It also contains a fair amount of vitamin A, folate, calcium and potassium as well as selenium, which works with Vitamin C to boost the immune system.
Fresh local cabbage. Green and crisp. Definitely delicious. </br></br>Cabbage, particularly short cooked or raw cabbage, contains sinigrin. Sinigrin has been shown to have unique cancer preventative properties, specifically for bladder, prostate, and colon cancer. A great source of vitamins K, C, and A.
Crunchy. Red. So good. Adds wonderful colour and texture to many dishes. Essential in homemade coleslaw! </br></br> Fat-free and cholesterol-free, red cabbage is rich in vitamin C, plus offers carbohydrates, calcium, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and fibre. One cup of shredded cabbage contains about 25 calories.
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Portabellas are the king of mushrooms and are the 'steak' of the veggie world. Grill with melted cheese and peppers on the BBQ, or saut them with some balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese. </br></br>Portabellas are the older brother of crimini mushrooms... meaning they are just the oversized, grown up version. These mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and B vitamins, making it a great immune boosting treat.
Pair shiitake with Asian mustard greens, eggplant, rice, noodles, garlic, soy and chile. May be sauteed, roasted or skewered and grilled. </br></br>Shiitake mushrooms have long been used for medicinal purposes in both raw and dried form. They are rich in vitamins and minerals with potently high levels of vitamin B2, B12 and vitamin D. Shiitakes are a source of the compound Lentinan, which is being evaluated as an anti-cancer drug.
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A wonderful all purpose culinary herb. Try in spicy tortilla soup recipes, or add to your homemade salsa! </br></br> Rich in vitamins K and A and full of potassium, calcium, manganese, and iron. Manganese is an important cofactor for detoxifying enzymes in the body!
Dill Dill Dill! Get some potatoes, carrots, butter, and dill and make yourself happy! </br> </br> While pretty low on the nutritional scale, dill is loaded with health beneficial flavonoids, and monoterpenes. They act as antioxidants and trap free radicals in our bodies.
Sage is know as the primary seasoning in classic British poultry stuffing and breakfast sausages. It also pairs beautifully with butternut squash! Use it sparingly, as too much sage can become overpowering and bitter. Unlike many herbs, the flavour of sage improves with cooking. </br></br> To keep it fresh, wrap it up in a a damp paper towel in a plastic bag and keep in your fridge.
Garnish your dinner with this tasty, palette cleansing herb! Or make your own tabouli salad! </br> </br> Mineral-rich and vitamin-rich parsley stems and leaves offer an excellent source of magnesium, iron, calcium, beta carotene and vitamin C.
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Fresh mint... Fragrant and delicious, this mint will be the perfect garnish to your cocktails, or make some mint chocolate cookies. </br></br>Mint is especially rich in carotenes and vitamin C. Carotenes are nutrients that give plants their characteristic colors and are antioxidant precursors to vitamin A. Mint is also a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, copper, iron, potassium, and calcium.
A nice bunch of local rosemary. An amazingly fragrant and flavourful herb that goes incredibly well with potatoes or roasts. </br> </br> Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration.
Fresh thyme. A welcome flavour in salads, soups, chowders, sauces, breads, vegetable and meat dishes. _x000D_ _x000D_ Thymolnamed after the herb itselfis the primary volatile oil constituent of thyme, which has been found to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes and other cell structures. Therefore is it likely very beneficial for brain health. _x000D_ _x000D_ Thyme also contains a variety of flavonoids, including apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. These flavonoids increase thyme's antioxidant capacity, and combined with its status as a very good source of manganese, give thyme a high standing on the list of anti-oxidant foods.
The perfect light garnish. A wonderful addition to many soups, salads, sandwiches, stir fries, or any other dish that starts with 's'. </br></br>A five ounce serving of onions contains about 60 calories and no fat or cholesterol. Onions are an excellent source of vitamin C, plus offer vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, magnesium, potassium, calcium and fibre.
This all-purpose onion is a nice balance of astringency and sweet flavour, becoming sweeter the longer they cook. </br></br>Onions are high in flavenoids and have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and cancer fighting properties. Don't worry about onion breath, you're doing your body good!
For that crisp red onion flavour, you've found your match. These are fresh onions with the tops still on! A great symbol of harvest season. </br></br>Red onions have a high polyphenol content, including a rich concentration of flavonoid polyphenols. Among the flavonoids, they also provide a particularly large amount of quercetin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Three pounds of red onions that'll sweeten up any dish and add some spice to your sandwiches and/or salads. </br></br>Red onions have a high polyphenol content, including a rich concentration of flavonoid polyphenols. Among the flavonoids, they also provide a particularly large amount of quercetin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
These locally grown vegetables keep well and add flavour to stews, stir frys, or just plain fried! Also a great garnish on a burger. Try roasting with other root vegetables with a sprinkle of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. Add a bit of feta cheese for an additional flavour burst. The best onion for French Onion Soup!!!
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A half pound of leeks! Enjoy the mild & sweet onion taste of leeks. Great for sauteeing, or in quiches. </br> </br> Leeks are a good source of iron, vitamin C and folate. They, like other Allum family members (onions, garlic), are rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavenoids. This means they're healthy for our hearts.