A true labour of love for owner Annie Moss and her husband Randy Hooper, Discovery Organics began in 1998 with a mission to help develop markets for local organic farmers.
Randy and Annie know a thing or two about good food. Annie grew up in a resourceful family where wild harvesting, canning and the sharing of community resources got you through the winter. Many of her siblings hopped off the grid and farm organically. Before opening Discovery, Annie worked at Wild West Organics, a co-operatively run organic produce company (RIP Wild West!).
Around the same time, Randy Hooper was farming on Salt Spring Island, and developed a farmstand and organic grocery store, providing an outlet for organics from other farms, as well as locally produced yogurt, tofu, bread and cheese. They met on the phone line and it wasn’t long before they were talking about ways to bring more organic into the world.
More than fifteen years later, Discovery Organics operates from a large warehouse in East Vancouver. Annie, Randy and their staff of fifty passionate individuals are working hard to promote Certified Organic and Fair Trade by building relationships with small scale farmers here at home, as well as abroad.
Delicious, crunchy and sweet corn. It can't be summer without roasted corn on the cob! </br></br>Corn can be tricky for our pickers. We do our best to make sure you get a good cob. However, we do not open every cob before sending out. Please let us know if there is any issues and we will do our best to make it right.
Fresh corn still in the husk. Perfect for the BBQ, or as extremely tasty and sweet additions to salads/stir-fries/or soups. </br></br> Corn can be tricky for our pickers. We do our best to make sure you get a good cob. However, we do not open every cob before sending out. Please let us know if there is any issues and we will do our best to make it right.
Often steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles... green beans are as versatile as vegetables get. </br> </br> Found to have high levels of vitamins C and A, green beans are also full of beta-carotene and other healthy carotenoids which help out cardiovascular system.
A bunch of bright red radish! This variety has a milder flavour than most radishes, and adds some serious crunch to any salad. </br> </br> Radishes contain adequate levels of folates, vitamin B-6, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and calcium. They are great sources of vitamin C, and contain health promoting anti-oxidants in the form of sulphorane.