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Organic Bananas (2lb bunch) - Bikeables

Organic Bananas (2lb bunch)

by Fresh Produce
$2.79
Description

Sold by the bunch (typically 1 bunch = 5-6 bananas or approx. 2lbs)

Origin: Equador

About

Why buy fair trade bananas?  

The trade in bananas is a cornerstone of many developing countries' economies, but the social problems in the industry are many and complex. Reports about problems in the banana industry often highlight the woefully poor situation of workers: low wages, precarious employment, restrictions on the right to organize themselves and the handling of unhealthy and environmentally hazardous chemicals without adequate protection, to name a few.

Fairtrade works to support both banana farmers and workers employed on plantations. Our vision is to work with the banana trade to create more value for producers and ensure they get a decent price and decent pay for the hard labour that goes into growing our favorite fruit. Bananas carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark have been produced by small farmer organizations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.

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    Organic Avocado - Bikeables

    Organic Avocado

    by Fresh Produce
    $2.39
    Sold individually.


    Origin
    : Mexico

    About

    The Hass avocado is known for its quintessentially tumbled leathery fairly thick skin that turns near black when fully mature. The flesh closest to the skin is a lush colored pale lime green and as it nears the central pit it develops a rich creamy yellow tone and softer, oil rich texture. Hass avocado's flavor reflects its texture - creamy and smooth with a nutty and sweet finish.

    Depending on the time of year, the avocado's fat content varies. In the early part of the harvest season, California avocados have a fat content close to 2 grams per ounce, while later in the year, they can peak at 6 grams per ounce.

    Avocados are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and folate and are a good source of mono-unsaturated fat.

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      Organic Garlic - Bikeables

      Organic Garlic

      by Fresh Produce
      $1.39
      Description

      Sold by the head.

      Origin: Local

      Sourced from Backyard Harvest and Plan B Organic Farms.

      About

      All varieties of garlic possess antibiotic properties to some forms of bacteria, viruses and intestinal parasites. Plants in the garlic family lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and may also be used as a diuretic, an anti-inflammatory agent, an expectorant or a decongestant. Both garlic and onions contain allylic sulfides, which are being studied for their ability to help prevent certain types of cancer and coronary disease.

      To store keep garlic in a cool dry place. Depending upon where it has come from and how long it has previously been stored conventional garlic will keep one to four months.

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        Cucumber - Bikeables

        Cucumber

        by Fresh Produce
        $2.49
        Sold individually.

        Origin: Canada

        About

        Cucumbers belong to the same family as melons and squash, and are technically a fruit.

        Cucumbers have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and also contain high amounts of a group of phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which have anti-cancer benefits. Their high moisture content makes them good for rehydrating the body.

        Will keep for a few days in the refrigerator, even unused portions. Use cucumbers within a few days for best quality

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          Red Peppers - Bikeables

          Red Peppers

          by Fresh Produce
          $1.99
          Description

          Sold individually.

          Origin: Ontario Local

          About

          A sweet pepper named for its bell-like shape. Although referred to as a vegetable, the pepper is actually a fruit, with a glossy red-colored firm skin. Inside its thick, red flesh is an inner cavity with edible bitter seeds and a white spongy core.

          Containing two very powerful antioxidants, carotenoids such as beta-carotene, red bell peppers are known to help prevent or reduce some of the symptoms caused by free radicals. They are also a very rich source of vitamins A and C.

          Will keep, refrigerated, for 1-2 weeks.

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          Red Onion - Bikeables

          Red Onion

          by Fresh Produce
          $1.49
          Sold individually.

          Origin: Canada

          About

          Red onion's flavor ranges from sweet to pungent depending on its age, particular variety or how much sulfur was in the growing soil or in the fertilizer used. It can grow up to six inches in diameter if harvested at its latest point of maturity.

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            Organic Kale - Bikeables

            Organic Kale

            by Fresh Produce
            $2.99
            Description

            Sold by the bunch.

            Origin: Canada

            About

            Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. Kale can be used in salads or as a garnish and is rich in minerals and vitamins A and C.

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            Broccoli - Bikeables

            Broccoli

            by Fresh Produce
            $2.99
            Description

            Sold by the bunch.

            Origin: Canada

            About

            Broccoli grows like a tree with a thick, edible trunk that sprouts leaves, or branches and clusters of small, tight flower heads that turn bright green when cooked.

            Broccoli has been widely known to be a valuable source of carotenoids that have antioxidant properties capable of preventing and reducing risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

            Broccoli will keep, refrigerated, for up to a week.

            Uses
            • can be eaten fresh or cooked and is mild enough to be paired with numerous flavors and textures
            • saute carrots, onions and celery in a pot, add chopped broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and vegetable stock then cook until softened and puree into soup
            • add chopped broccoli florets to egg custard, pour into par-baked tart shell and bake until set
            • toss fresh broccoli with grated carrots and a mayo-based dressing for a cold salad
            • cook chopped broccoli with cream, then puree and strain into a sauce for seafood or pasta
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            Organic cauliflower - Bikeables

            Organic cauliflower

            by Fresh Produce
            $6.99
            Sold individually.

            Origin: Ontario Local

            About

            The stems and trunk are firm and tender and the florets have a dense yet soft and crumbly texture. Its flavor is mild with subtle cruciferous and nutty sweet nuances, a taste which is amplified when roasted. The entire cauliflower, its leaves, trunk, stems and florets are all edible.

            Cauliflower is high in both fiber and vitamin C, with a half cup of florets providing nearly half of ones daily requirement for vitamin C. It also contains a fair amount of vitamin A, folate, calcium and potassium as well as selenium, which works with Vitamin C to boost the immune system. Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower are touted for their high levels of cancer-fighting phytochemicals know as glucosinolates.

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            Organic Whole Cremini - Bikeables

            Organic Whole Cremini

            by Fresh Produce
            $2.99
            Description

            Sold in standard 227g packages.

            Origin: United States

            About

            The flavor is mild and somewhat earthy with a meaty texture. The entire Cremini mushroom is edible, unlike the stem of the mature Portobello.

            Cremini mushrooms contain 15 different vitamins, minerals and essential phytonutrients. Refrigerating mushrooms can extend the life of the phytonutrients. Agaricus bisporus has been found to contain a polysaccharide that inhibits the growth of a bacterium that is responsible for stomach ulcers, gastritis and gastric cancers.

            Creminis can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Store loosely in a paper bag with moist paper towels to prolong freshness.

            Uses
            • ideal for fresh eating, baking, roasting or stewing
            • remove the stem, and stuff Cremini mushrooms with crab or other meats, add to sauces and soups or slice and top a pizza
            • add quartered Cremini mushrooms to green or grain salads
            • the stems are completely edible
            • pair with red wine, stock, mozzarella cheese, tomato-based sauces, fresh herbs and beef
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            Organic Lemons - Bikeables

            Organic Lemons

            by Fresh Produce
            $1.29
            Description

            Sold individually.

            Origin: South Africa

            About

            Not only are they juicy, summery and delicious, they’re a bona fide superfood, too. Nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C), strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits.

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            Organic Zucchini - Bikeables

            Organic Zucchini

            by Fresh Produce
            $1.69
            Description

            Sold individually.

            Origin: Ontario Local

            About

            Its flesh is creamy white in color with a spongy yet firm texture and faint traces of edible seeds. It offers a sweet summer squash flavor with nuances of black peppercorn and nutty undertones.

            Zucchini squash are a low caloric food and are nearly 94% water. Additionally they offer some vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

            Uses
            • once you have peeled its rough skin, before cooking, prepare in a milk bath with lemon or other citric acid to preserve its bright white color
            • celeriac can be a perfect non-starch substitute for potatoes in a meal, and can be prepared in a similar way
            • most classic use is in the cold French salad "celerie remoulade," in which the root is peeled, grated, cooked in lemon juice and milk, or alternatively blanched briefly in acidic water, and then customarily served with a dijon-style mayonnaise
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            Organic Carrots - Bikeables

            Organic Carrots

            by Fresh Produce
            $3.99
            Description

            Sold in 2 lb bags.

            Origin: Canada

            About

            Carrots provide the highest content of vitamin A of all the vegetables. Brightly orange colored carrots contain the pigments known as carotenoids and flavonoids, two important phytochemicals and natural bioactive compounds found in plant foods that provide several antioxidant benefits and defenses against cancer.

            Will keep in cool, dry storage for up to a month.

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            Apples - 3lb Bag - Bikeables

            Organic Apples - 2lb Bag

            by Fresh Produce
            $5.99
            Description

            Large bag of apples -- variable type (Mac, Gala, or other).

            Origin Varies

            Local apple harvests are coming in! We will update this section soon with more detailed information.

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            Limes - Bikeables
            $0.59

            Limes

            Limes

            by Fresh Produce
            $0.59
            Sold individually.

            Origin: Mexico

            About

            Not only are they juicy, summery and delicious, they’re a bona fide superfood, too. Nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C), strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits.

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            Organic Cilantro - Bikeables

            Organic Cilantro

            by Fresh Produce
            $2.29