Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “Carmen” Italian Sweet Peppers

One final Sneak Peek on our first Harvest Share pickup day of 2018! “Carmen” Sweet Peppers. Peppers are native to the Americas and were introduced to Europe during the Columbian Exchange.  Their spicy flavour led them to be confusingly given the same name as the spice, even though they are...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Kakai Pumpkins

A very special treat is coming your way this fall – a BCCF x ChocoSol collab featuring heirloom Kakai pumpkins! 2018 will be the first season that we grow pumpkins at the farm. These heirloom pumpkins produce uniquely rich tasting and hull-less seeds. We are growing them in partnership with a...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “French Heritage” Tomatoes

The French Heritage tomato collection promises to deliver the beauty and flavour of heirlooms with the vigour of hybrid varieties. Coming to the Harvest Share soon! The tomato is native to western South America, not Italy, as you might have thought based on their importance in Italian cuisine.  When they were...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “Orient Express” Asian Eggplant

How many of these eggplant facts did you already know? Native to Asia, the eggplant is in the same family as the tomato, pepper, and potato: the nightshade family, or Solanaceae.  It can come in many colours including purple, black, white, yellow, and pink. Eggplant is used in the cuisines...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Callaloo

If you don’t yet know amaranth greens (aka callaloo or yeen choi) it’s high time you get acquainted! Amaranth greens are often called “Callaloo” amongst BCCF’s Afro-Caribbean community members, and “Yeen Choi” amongst Cantonese speakers.  It is a heat-loving green that tastes similar to spinach and is very versatile. It...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Chiogga Beets

Harvest Share Sneak Peek:

Introducing Chioggia beets, aka candy-stripe beets. 🍬 🍭 Chioggia beets (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh), in addition to their fabulously fun appearance, are a beet variety that has a delicately sweet flavour, and are slightly less earthy tasting than regular red beets. They can be used just like any other type of beet and make...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Sungold Cherry Tomatoes

Mmm… Sungold cherry tomatoes. A Harvest Share member favourite from 2017 returns! Sungold tomatoes are the gold winner in flavour according to many of our harvest share members. Our greenhouse is already full of tomato plants for this season and we are excited to harvest this crop! Tomatoes help protect...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Gai Lan

We’re excited to share a series of posts featuring some of our favourite Harvest Share varieties with you. First up: Gai Lan!   The complex flavour of Chinese broccoli is a delicious blend of kale, broccoli and rapini, with a crunchy stem and succulent leaves.  It is a staple in any...

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An update from the farm team: Potting up seedlings, soil improvement, and Pink Bumble Bee tomatoes

Hello Black Creek Community and Harvest Share Members! The last month has been a busy one for the farm team.  We have finally moved from the planning stage to the “doing” stage, with exciting things happening on the ground to prepare for planting season! Here are some highlights: We’ve been...

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