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Origin Organic Farms
Local Organic Cucumbers, Long English Cukes

Product code: PR216886LCO
$4.99
for 1 Cucumber
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Organic Long English cucumbers are necessary for a healthy, balanced diet because of their high Vitamin C, water, and fiber contents. Cucumbers also contain numerous compounds, such as silica, that keep skin looking radiant and youthful.
This product traveled 54 km to reach our warehouse.

Features: Organic , Local , Canadian , Vegan/Dairy Free

Storage Tip: A whole cucumber lasts up to a week, but once cut will deteriorate quickly. Keep away from the really cold spots in the fridge as this will make them mushy.

Culinary Compatibility: Dill, tarragon, coriander, basil, chives, cayenne pepper, cumin, caraway, almonds, pine nuts sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, yogurt, garlic and green onions

Health Information: One cup of peeled cucumber contains only 14 calories. Cucumbers are a source of magnesium, potassium, vitamins C, B6 and folate.

Disclaimer: The product information on this website may not be 100% accurate. Please ensure to check the product packaging information before consumption, especially if you have allergies or other health conditions.

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Origin Organic Farms Origin Organic Farms
Langley, BC
In the mid-1990s, William Cheuk worked as a researcher at the University of British Columbia. With a doctorate in chemical and biological engineering, and considerable background in greenhouse-related research, William was intrigued by the potential of products grown under glass. And he was on to something good.

While negligible amounts of greenhouse tomatoes were in the market a decade ago, they now account for around 37 percent of all fresh tomatoes sold in U.S. stores. The proportion in Canada could be even higher.

William helped establish South Alder Greenhouses Ltd. in 1997, and now the company thrives in Delta, Surrey and Langley, producing beefsteak tomatoes and bell peppers less than 33 acres of glass. Situated only a half-hour's drive apart, each facility has its own unique microclimate and is overseen by a grower-manager who understands its specific conditions.

In addition to hydroponics produce, South Alder recently planted an acre of organic greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes in its Langley location. "Growing organic tomatoes has been challenging," said William, president of the company and one of three scientists working at South Alder. "There are many differences between growing hydroponically and producing tomatoes organically in soil."

William said one interesting dilemma was finding the right "recipe" of natural fertilizers to apply to organic tomatoes, assuring that the plants absorbed the fertilizers efficiently. "We now understand the best environment for growing organic tomatoes, and hope to plant more soon," he said.


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