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
Perfect for lunches, veggie trays, or a quick snack between meals. </br> </br> It is one of the very low calorie vegetables - providing just 15 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. A good source of vitamin K, C, and of potassium.
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.
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.