Our Brands

Our Brands

BCfresh offers a variety of brands to grocery retailers: BCfresh, Fraser Valley Finest and Bestfresh. Also look for our BCfresh Kwik-Lok closure on select retailer packaging.

History of the Fraser Valley

History of South Delta

BCfresh History

  • The Stol:lo people were the first to fish, hunt and log in the Fraser Valley. They still do.
  • Simon Fraser was the first European to explore the Fraser Valley in 1808, thus the name of the valley.
  • The Hudson’s Bay Company had established a fur trading post at Fort Langley by 1827 and established the first farm nearby to provide food for their employees.  This was the first major agricultural center in British Columbia.
     
  • Coast Salish First Nations inhabited the Delta flatlands and coastal shores.
  • In 1868, a Spanish explorer mistook the land for an island.
  • Thomas and William Ladner were the first Europeans to settle and farm the area in 1868 (they had travelled from Cornwall, UK to pursue the California gold rush).
  • In 1992, growers established the Lower Mainland Vegetable Distributors Inc. to ensure the coordinated marketing of root crop vegetables produced in BC’s Fraser Valley.
  • In 2008, growers changed the name to BCfresh.
  • Today, BCfresh vegetables are grown on more than 50 family farms, some of which are five- generation farms.
  • Recognized as leaders in progressive farming, harvesting, grading and packing techniques.
  • BCfresh represents unparalleled produce freshness and incomparable distribution service.
  • Together, BCfresh growers combine for over 70,000 tons of root crops annually.
  • Retail value of BCfresh potato and vegetable crops of more than $100 million annually.

Our Products

Our Brands

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