In British Columbia, we are incredibly fortunate to have access to an abundance of fresh seasonal produce that is grown right in our own backyard. The benefits of embracing seasonal eating extend far beyond the tantalizing flavours that grace our plates. By choosing locally harvested foods in sync with the seasons, we not only support our local economy, but also contribute to a healthier environment and personal well-being.
- Supporting the Local Economy: When you purchase produce locally, you actively contribute to the growth and sustainability of your community’s economy.
- Enhanced Knowledge about Your Food: Local farmers can provide valuable insights into the origin and composition of the food you consume, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what you’re eating.
- Improved Nutrition: Seasonal produce is typically fresher and retains a higher nutritional value as it spends less time in transit and is exposed to fewer foreign contaminants.
- Cost Savings: When farmers harvest larger quantities of in-season produce, it often leads to reduced product costs, allowing you to save money while enjoying fresh, high-quality ingredients.
- Increased Dietary Diversity: Embracing seasonal eating introduces a variety of ingredients into your diet as the available produce changes throughout the year, promoting a more diverse and balanced approach to your meals.
- Enhanced Taste and Freshness: By consuming seasonal, local produce, you can relish in the exceptional flavors and freshness that come with ingredients at their peak ripeness.
What’s in season this month?
- Mustard green
- Onion (green)
- Swiss Chard
- Onion (red, yellow)
- Potatoes (red, russet, yellow)
Keep up-to-date with what’s in season here.
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We partner with local food producers, growers, farms and distributors and help ensure individuals in need can access the groceries they want at affordable prices. If you work in the food industry and have extra products that go to waste, you can join our mission to reduce food waste and provide nutritious food to low-income communities.
By partnering with us, we can move your excess product to our markets in just two days or less, helping those who need it most.