Sunfresh Farms Growers Cooperative is an organization dedicated to promoting and distributing Alberta-grown produce. From their facility in Northwest Edmonton, they package and distribute greenhouse-grown and farm-grown produce alike. Most of our farmers are located within two hours of the warehouse, however, we have farms located throughout Alberta and Western Canada. We believe in responsible industry practices while following the highest food safety programs. Sunfresh Farms is a leader in food safety and we are a proud member of the BRC.
Many of your favourite market growers belong to the Sunfresh co-op. These include: Kuhlmann's Market Garden, Riverbend Gardens, Rivervalley Products, Hillsight Vegetables, Pik N Pak Produce, Doef's Greenhouses and TR Greenhouses.
Our partnered Alberta farms are passed on through generations and usually stay in one family for years. Buying local produce that comes from a local farm generates income and jobs throughout the economy, which in turn, provides years of benefit to both the farmer and the economy. Purchasing local helps keep unemployment low, property values high and economies independent and strong. When people buy from local farms, farmers can invest in more research and development regarding procedures and processes to continue to deliver high quality, sustainable products. New crops will be developed, new farm equipment will be purchased and in return, more land will be used for harvest. The result of this continued development is not just a stronger Alberta, but a healthier, happy community
Red bell pepper to zest up that dish! Low in calories and fat, sodium, and cholesterol free! Bell peppers are great sources of vitamins A, B, and C and contain carotenoids.</br></br> Note that if stock runs through the red pepper we will substitute another colour of pepper.
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.
A head of conventionally grown, local red cabbage. Cabbage is high in anti-carcinogenic phytochemicals and it stimulates the immune system's production of antibodies.
A nice big bag of local, nonorganic orange table carrots. Great for juicing and cooking. </br></br>This carrots most unique characteristic is that it is both rounded at the tip of the root and at the bottom. Nantes carrots are revered for their especial sweetness, crisp texture and inconspicuous core. They are beta-carotene monsters! So if you're itching for some vitamin A, load up on carrots.
These red beets are deliciously sweet, and packed with vitamin C and nutrients that are great for your cardiovascular system. </br></br>The betalin pigments present in beets have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body's detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances up with small nutrient groups.
Non Organic - Parsnips resemble carrots, but are paler in colour than most carrots, and have a sweeter taste, especially when cooked. </br></br>Considered to be richer in vitamins and minerals than carrots, parsnips are a very healthy addition to our diets. Very high in carbohydrates (= Energy), and dietary fibre, they are also great sources of vitamins C, K, and E. Mineral rich, parsnips are a source of copper, and potassi'yum'.