Crunchy & colourful with the mild bitterness of the perfect celery stalk. Make some 'Ants on a Log' or chop into an egg salad sandwich. Yum-me! </br></br> Celery is rich in phytonutrients such as flavenols which have cancer fighting properties. Its fibre content is also a good aid for digestive issues.
Eggplant is actually a berry. There are many varieties ranging in color from rich purple to white, in length from 2 to 12 inches and in shape from oblong to round. Eggplant is available year-round, with the peak season during August and September.<br><br>Storage Tip: Eggplant is quite perishable. They last up to a week but are best eaten right away. Keep dry by wrapping in paper towel to absorb moisture. <br><br>Did you know... Eggplant absorb more fat than any other vegetable so choose methods such as broiling , baking, sautéing, grilling or braising rather than frying.
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This is your sauce and salsa tomato - make your tomato sauce or soup something special. </br> </br> Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and K. They are also low in fat and calories and high in potassium, folate and fiber. Studies have shown that a diet rich in tomatoes can help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing LDL Cholesterol and lowering both blood pressure and inflammation. Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to protect against many different types of cancer most notably prostate. The lycopene in tomatoes, particularly cooked tomatoes, helps prevent and reduce the progression of prostate cancer.
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.
The Tomate Verde, or 'Green Tomato' that is a staple in Mexican cooking. These tomatillos have been de-husked for extra cooking ease. </br></br>For a wonderful resource on storing, preparing, and cooking tomatillos check out this website: http://whatscookingamerica.net/tomatillos.htm
Perfect size for mouth-popping! Add gorgeous color and flavour to fresh mixed green salads. Ideal garnish for sandwiches and pita bread specialties. Dress up appetizer platters and veggie trays. </br></br>A good source of potassium, tomatoes offer vitamin A, vitamin C, some calcium and iron.
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.
Similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. It is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan (Chinese Kale). </br></br>Broccolini, also known as broccolette, has a flavor that is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus. Broccolini is nutritionally very similar to broccoli and is considered a tremendous source of carotenoids and other anti-inflammatory nutrients that may help decrease the odds of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It's also an amazing source of vitamins A, C and K.
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.
Napa cabbage is a variety of Chinese cabbage. Its flavour is more subtle and pleasant than European head cabbage. The water content is also higher, creating a crisper and more refreshing texture. Napa cabbage can be used in a variety of recipes. It pairs well with red wine, apples, spices, horseradish & meat. It can be used for roulades, in stews and soups, as well as roasted plain and drizzled with olive oil. </br></br>Napa cabbage is a variety of the plant species Brassica oleracea. Savoy cabbage is a winter vegetable. Cabbage provides fiber, vitamins A, C, K and B6, folate, potassium, manganese, thiamin, calcium, iron and magnesium.
These gems are a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a slight broccoli flavour and are delicious. </br>_x000D_ </br>_x000D_ Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is especially high vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Chestnut button mushrooms are our hardworking, standard mushroom variety. Wonderful in soups, salads, sandwiches and especially sauteed! </br> </br> Replace your white buttons with these and enjoy the enhanced flavour and texture. These grow up to eventually become the beloved portabello. Crimini mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and B vitamins, making it a great immune boosting treat.
Crimini button mushrooms are our hardworking, standard mushroom variety. Wonderful in soups, salads, sandwiches and especially sauteed! </br> </br> Replace your white buttons with these and enjoy the enhanced flavour and texture. These grow up to eventually become the beloved portabello. Crimini mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and B vitamins, making it a great immune boosting treat.
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.
Wild crafted morels! These are super specialty mushrooms that need extra care and should be eaten as soon as possible since they're highly perishable. Delicious with asparagus. </br></br>Store morels in a paper bag and use as quickly as possible. Time in the fridge is just going to dry them out, but if you do need to store them do so in a paper bag so they can breathe, not a plastic one.
Although slightly resembling flat leaf parsley in appearance, cilantro can be distinguished by its unmistakable aroma and flavor. Cilantro offers citrus overtones with a flavor that can be bright, earthy and pungent, though its pungency is often contested to border on "soapiness". If left to go to seed, the plant produces white delicate flowers from the cilantro leaves that have the exact essence of cilantro with a sweet floral finish. You either love it or hate it! It's in your genes!
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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.
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.
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 local mix of greens. Perfect for juicing and smoothie makers. A seasonal mix of Kale, Chard and Mint. Perfect to add some greens to your favorite fruit smoothies and juices. Check out our frozen bananas and cherries as well!!