Celebrate Greenhouse Grown

Posted by Steven

March 19, 2014

The springtime veggie harvest has begun! BC Veggie Day celebrates the arrival of locally grown greenhouse vegetables. Meet the people who grow your food and discover how you can celebrate BC Veggie Day with recipes, events, contests and more at www.bcveggieday.com

BC Veggie Day celebrates the annual springtime arrival of locally grown greenhouse veggies from BC’s 42 Greenhouse Growers located throughout the Lower Mainland. During the long, dreary winter months our greenhouses are full of activity as new seedlings mature into ripe crops. The fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and more are harvested and arrive in stores in time for the first day of spring on Thursday, March 20th.

As part of the inaugural BC Veggie Day this year, we have lots of exciting events and initiatives planned. Join us at the Vancouver Art Gallery north plaza on March 20th from 11am – 2pm for our BC Veggie Day Bash featuring a pop-up greenhouse filled with plants and ‘good’ bugs from the Bug Factory, a farmer’s market, live entertainment by emcee Prevail from Swollen Members and the 7 member Vince Vaccaro Band, a first ever pop-up restaurant by Earls Kitchen + Bar and food trucks Verinicey Pankoras and Mangal Kiss. March 20th will be declared “BC Veggie Day” in a special proclamation at noon. Be listening to 93.7 JRfm and 102.7 THE PEAK for live coverage of the event and chances to win some of our veggielicious prize packages.

Watch the BC Veggie Day Video

Watch the SunSelect BC Greenhouse Grown profile