Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Harvest Haven started out primarily as a u-pick strawberry operation. Now our store has a full line of fresh organic fruits and vegetables year round. We supplement what we grow on the farm with produce from reputable growers nearby; what doesn’t grow in our climate, we bring in from around the world.
At first, we were reluctant to import produce from a great distance, but our thinking has changed in the last few years. Organic producers in other countries, especially where "fair trade" is involved, need encouragement to grow crops in a healthy environment and to make a living while doing it. Therefore, in late spring when our apples are in short supply, we bring in fruits such as apples and pears from countries in the southern hemisphere. Importing produce helps foreign organic farmers and provides quality and variety for our customers.
The store is well stocked with an interesting variety of fresh fruits in season. The long anticipated cases of fresh, delicious, blueberries and cherries arrive in June and July. They are frozen in peak condition for nutritious eating when the all-too-short season has passed. The BC tree fruits, such as peaches, apricots, and pears that everyone looks forward to are available in late summer. Buy a few for a quick snack or a case for preserves. Favorites such as bananas, oranges, grapefruit, kiwis, and lemons are always in abundance. We make every effort to ensure that you will always find fruits of the highest quality, flavor, and nutrition.
We enjoy sampling some of the more exotic ones. It’s fun and exciting to try the new organic fruits that are entering the market. Have you tried a juicy ripe persimmon? How about a kumquat? Or a pomello?
As with the fruit, there are always new and interesting varieties of fresh vegetables. The Harvest Haven store has an abundance of fresh flavorful produce: carrots, potatoes, onions, leeks, salad greens, and squashes from our gardens, and a wide variety from our organic wholesale supplier.
Despair no more about getting your daily requirement of fruits and veggies! You can get all you need at Harvest Haven, and organically grown, which means there are no poisonous pesticides or fertilizers, no irradiation, and no chemical preservatives sprayed on them for shipping.
Grown in rich soils, the produce has more of the much needed nutrients for good health and well being. Not only do you get plenty of variety and great taste, you can feel good about what you are eating and what you are doing to support those who want to do what is right.