We love food and cooking with fresh produce. My favourite place to get local produce is Richmond Country Farms (north end of Massey Tunnel in Richmond, BC).
Country Farms has spoiled me so much that I absolutely detest buying produce at the local grocery stores. The fruits and vegetables at this local market are fresher, less expensive, richer in colour, and in most cases larger than their supermarket counterparts.
…Plus, most of their products are locally grown (within the Lower Mainland or BC)!
The other day I desperately needed mushrooms for some stuffed mushroom caps. I bought them from the local supermarket and they were small, and somewhat bruised. Yesterday I went to Country Farms and they were much larger, whiter, and fresher than the supermarket ones. They tasted a million times better too!
Local Produce Prices
The prices at this market are also very good. For example, I can usually fill 1-2 cloth shopping bags with fruits and vegetables for between $10-15. Quite often they have 2 large bunches of spinach for $1, and yesterday they had 3 large bunches of the largest green onions I’ve ever seen for $1 and truckloads of Sweet Corn at 3 for $1.
I try to go at about once a week. Yesterday, I bought some Okanagan Cherries and I made a fresh cherry pie. Despite a minor incident with the knife I used to remove the pits from the cherries, it was VERY good!
Please go check them out on your next produce shopping trip. You’ll see why I’m excited about them!
Country Farms in open from 9am-8:30pm every day from about April to December. www.countryfarms.caFiled under Reviews, Vancouver | Comments (0)