All our produce is 100% organic, all year round
Buy Produce from Local Farmers
The produce department is a special part of the market, not because it’s so abundant and beautiful but because of it’s ever changing reflection of the seasons and farmland in BC.
We’re a passionate and proud bunch at Greens. We believe that Organic produce is healthier for you, your family and the environment. Back when we opened in 2009, we often received customer complaints for not selling conventional produce. We were the only grocery store in Vancouver to sell 100 % organic produce. People thought we were just being trendy. We are still as passionate now as we were then about the produce and importance of organic farming.
100% certified organic produce = peace of mind – Insert picture of child
Every punnet of peaches, every bushel of corn, every bunch of bananas in our produce department is 100 % organic.That’s right, we only sell 100% organic produce, not 90%, not 70%, not 5%. Really and truly 100% organic. Unlike other stores, (who state in large letters and much fanfare that they sell organic produce yet make you walk all the way to the back only to find a pitiful selection). No need trying to figure out which apple is organic, or worry about cross contamination of synthetic pesticides, We are the only large store to sell 100% organic.. If you buy one of our apples, you are saying NO to pesticides, NO to GMOs, NO to the pollution of our streams, lakes, and wells. NO to chemicals that are decimating our precious bee’s. We do this for the health of ourselves and our planet. Let’s stop funding the problems and commit to sustainable and organic farming practises .
More and more people are realizing the value of becoming connected again with local food sources – the positive impact on our local economy, family farms, and the benefits to the environment.
Our hearts belong to the small scale growers, family farms and agricultural co-ops. We work with a dozen or so farms across B.C. However we acknowledge that BC can’t grow our own food year-round. Even more so now, as our climate changes. We continue to place orders with small scale farmers all along the Pacific Coast, down through Washington, Oregon and California, then on to Mexico and South America. Together, this network of organic farmers keeps us all nourished year round, and for this we are thankful.
Here is a small small selection of some of our local farmer;
Klippers Organic Farmis located in Cawston, Okanagan. They offer a large variety of fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. All are certified organically grown with sustainable farming methods. They are known for tomatoes. Every year, they grow hundreds of varieties of tomatoes in search of new and exciting heirlooms. They also grow many heritage varieties of apples and peaches, and offer multiple varieties of spinach, kale, carrots, peppers and squash. As each season progresses, the selection changes ensuring something new at the our store every week
Two EE’s is a 25 acre family operated organic vegetable farm located on the border of Surrey and Langley in British Columbia. We have been working directly with these farmers for 10 years. We look forward to summer when Two EE’s deliver their beautiful bounty. They grow a lot of our summer and fall vegetables but in particular they are known for their crisp baby carrots, sweet english peas, thick rainbow chard, summer squash and vibrant herbs.
Forager – Benoit is our forager for almost a decade. He and his team search all over our province in pursuit of wild food. He knows many coveted spots and is a legend in the Vancouver food scene. To name but a few, he forages for stinging nettles, watercress,fiddleheads, chanterelle, lobster & morel mushroom.
We take pride in our produce, Fresh produce is alive and it should look and feel that way. We label all of our signs so that you can tell at a glance what type of produce you are getting, the country of origin, and the name of the farm if available. We source organic produce from around the world in order to maintain a large selection of fresh, high-quality produce throughout the year. We work hard to bring you fresh and affordable produce that comes from sustainable farms to your basket to your table.If you’re looking to eat healthier and help the environment at the same time, consider adding more organic ingredients to your basket.
Let the seasons inspire you and guide you.