View more articles in "The Basics"

Fresh Produce, All the Time

share this article

Fresh Produce, All the Time

Cooking with fresh produce might be easier than you think, any time of the year. You just need to know where to look...

A great way to get large quantities of fresh, nutritious produce in bulk at a great price is to get them from the source: the farmer.

Did you know that many provinces have farmers' associations whose goal it is to supply city-bound residents with fresh produce - such as vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese, honey and even meat - year-round (depending on the availability)? This is an easy way to help your group lower the cost of food, while supporting local agriculture.

Some provinces have produce-buying clubs or organizations that your group can join. You can also consult the farmers' organizations listed below. If you can't find an association in your area, take a trip to your nearest farmers' market and talk to some of the farmers. Chances are you'll find one willing and happy to supply you with the foods you need.

These sites list farms that sell a large variety of produce directly to the consumer:

Alberta

www.albertafarmfresh.com

British Columbia

www.bcfarmfresh.com

www.islandfarmfresh.com

Ontario

www.ontariofarmfresh.com

Prince Edward Island

“Fresh from our farms” directory

Western Canada

www.freshorganics.ca

Stay Connected

Discover even more articles, contests, and delicious recipes for your whole family.


Send to Friend

* required field
Psst. Some required fields, er, require your attention...
Close
Loading...