We are the largest organic grower of specialty berries, fruits and vegetables in Canada and the only certified organic Haskap orchard in North America.
We grow Arctic and Boreal region Northern hardy berries, fruits, and vegetables. We grow Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Haskap, Tart Cherry, Saskatoon, Lingonberry, Aronia and Sea Buckthorn, along with over 30 different types of vegetables. Our cold climate superfoods grown in rich northern Canadian loam soils are some of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world.
Berries, Fruits and Vegetables we grow and why they are so healthy:
Haskap has long been known by the ancient Japanese as, “The fruit of Life longevity and Fruit of vision”. Haskap berries are high in Vitamin A, C and have high fibre and potassium. ORAC values, otherwise known as antioxidant values, as reported by the USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, show Haskap to have an extremely high antioxidant value. In particular high levels of Anthocyanins, Polyphenols and Bioflavanoids, which can help protect against the the affects of ageing and disease such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.
Saskatoon berries contain significant amounts of total dietary fiber, vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and biotin, and the essential minerals, iron and manganese, Recent research has shown Saskatoon berries high fibe content can help control blood sugar, defend against diabetes, aid digestion, and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.
Tart cherries are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sour-sweet taste. This phytonutrient, a type of flavonoid, is also behind the health-promoting properties of tart cherries. From soothing arthritis symptoms, easing muscle pain after a workout, enhancing sleep. It is also beneficial for cancer prevention.
Aronia are extremely high in antioxidants. In fact Aronia Berries have the highest anthocyanin concentrations (pigments) among berries and other fruits, and are very high in proanthocyanidins (tannins), in addition to a lot of other polyphenols. Antioxidants are believed to protect against many degenerative diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, and to slow down aging in general. They are also a crucial component of anti-wrinkle diets as they can help protect your skin from the harmful effects of environmental pollutants, tobacco smoke, the sun's ultraviolet radiation, and other factors that cause your body to produce free radicals.
Lingonberry, affectionately referred as the ‘Queen of Berries’ has a nice refreshing taste and is known to boost up the appetite. This wild berry comes packed with a bevy of health and nutritive benefits. Lingonberries are potent bearers of fibers, sugar, vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium, and are treated as an antizyme. They are known to benefit anyone suffering from high blood pressure, poor digestion, frail metabolism and infections.
Seabuckthorn is known as nature’s most balanced fruit. This “Holy Fruit of the Himalayas” has been cherished by native Tibetans for centuries for its incredible nutritive qualities. Seabuckthorn contains more than 190 biologically active compounds and with its full range of omega fatty acids in perfect balance. Seabuckthorn contains more than 60 antioxidants and high ORAC value. And is very rich in vitamin C (300-1600 mg/100 g), which is 4 - l00 times higher than any vegetable and fruit.
Our delicious local vegetables include all your favorites! Corn, Green Beans, Squash, Peas, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Onions, Green, Red and Yellow Peppers. Our vegetables are available through restaurants and fine food establishments all over Ontario. Try our vegetables at your favorite restaurant today!