Fava Beans are planted in the fall to restore nutrients in the soil over winter... so not only are they delicious, they are very useful! </br></br>Fava beans are one of the oldest plants under cultivation, and they were eaten in ancient Greece and Rome. Despite the name, fava beans are a member of the pea family, though they are also known as broad beans, pigeon beans, horse beans, and windsor beans. They are popular in Mediterranean cuisine, with many summer dishes celebrating the seasonal bean, although they are also dried for winter use. Fava beans have a distinct flavor and creamy texture that makes them a great addition to a wide variety of dishes.
Snap peas are a sweet, crisp pea with edible pods that are very enjoyable raw, or cooked in stir fry. </br></br> Sugar snap peas contain many vitamins that offer benefits for the entire body. They are a source of vitamin K, which activates osteocalcin and helps keep calcium in bones. They also contain vitamin B6, another vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis. Sugar snap peas are a source of vitamin C, a nutrient that protects DNA structures from damage and improves the immune system. Folate is also found in sugar snap peas, which helps to improve heart health.
Bell Peppers were first discovered by Christopher Columbus who mistakenly named them a pepper expecting a spicy or hot flavour. These are sweet peppers.</br> </br> Bell Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, often twice as much per pepper as found in a regular navel orange.
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Bell Peppers were first discovered by Christopher Columbus who mistakenly named them a pepper expecting a spicy or hot flavour. These are sweet peppers.</br> </br> Green peppers are younger colored bell peppers. They have a mild, but unique flavor that enhances sauces, soups and stir frys.
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.
Beautiful local tomatoes are back! These beefsteaks are indeed beefy, so be ready for a treat. </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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
$8.99/head (approx 2 lbs)
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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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></br> 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.
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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.