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Coming Soon – Local produce is on the way

Spring is in the air and a number of local (and close to local) veggies are about to arrive on your local grocery stores’ shelves.

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Rhubarb – grown in the Fraser Valley, look for bright red stalks that are firm.  Great when stewed on it’s own or mixed with Strawberries for a classic sweet tart combination!

Nutritional Information – 1 serving = 92 g (175 mL)
  • Source of Vitamin C (12% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of potassium (265 mg per serving)
  • Sodium free (4 mg per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.2 g per serving)

BCfresh Asparagus

Asparagus – fresh from our growers in Washington State, look for fresh, crisp, bright green spears with tightly closed tips.

Nutritional Information – 1 serving = 100 g (5 spears)
  • Very high in folacin (58% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin A (6% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (22% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of dietary fibre (2.0 g per serving)
  • Source of potassium (273 mg per serving)
  • Source of iron (6% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Sodium free (2 mg per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.2 g per serving)

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BCfresh and our grower partners can confirm that onions packaged as Bestfresh Chefs Reserve 10lb Onions are not included in the recall as they are NOT SOURCED from Thomson International (Bakersfield, California).

Our Bestfresh 10lb Onion packaging is a black mesh bag with gold label with UPC 7-75058-50108-2 – they are Washington onions sourced from completely different grower/packer and are safe to consume. 

If you have lingering concerns regarding the safety of Bestfresh Chef’s Reserve 10lb onions, we recommend you dispose of the product or return to Costco for a full refund.

For more information regarding the recall please visit CFIA at

https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-08-01/eng/1596343331110/1596343336880

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https://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-cfia/transparency/regulatory-transparency-and-openness/food-safety-investigations/outbreak-of-salmonella-infections-linked-to-red-on/eng/1596550549442/1596550550020#a1