Our greenhouse tours are returning on September 24th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Westcoast Vegetables Ltd. and Sunnyside Produce.
Our greenhouse doors are opening again on September 24th as part of 2022 BC Greenhouse Veggie Days.
Participating greenhouses are:
- Westcoast Vegetables, located at 3905 46A Street, Delta, BC. Westcoast is a fourth-generation farm producing over 20 million sweet bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, and green) and 12 million long english cucumbers, annually.
- Sunnyside Produce (1133 176 Street, Surrey)
Get ready for our ‘behind the scenes’ tours and chef demos by BC Agriculture in the Classroom! Please hit this link to read all the details!
Learn how our greenhouses produce a range of other foods, from tomatoes to lettuces. Food is produced hydroponically with the plants growing in rockwool and biodegradable materials, such as sawdust and coconut fiber. Growers use a plastic sheet covering the soil to suppress weeds from growing up through the crops, while mites and predatory insects like ladybugs keep harmful pests at bay. Our greenhouses are responsible for 11 percent of B.C.’s total agriculture production, using only 0.01 percent of the province’s farmland.
The walkabouts are designed to make curriculum connections for food studies, culinary arts, sciences, careers, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Kids and youth will learn about energy cycles, integrated pest management, greenhouse-related careers, and grading produce for market and marketing
Watch for our vibrant signage in stores and be sure to sample some veggies!