Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers.
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia, and requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.
Here at The Canadian Ginger Co. we offer wholesale membership options to restaurants, schools, hospitals, health food stores and anyone else interested in reaping the health benefits from our fresh baby ginger along with a bit of turmeric.
Having both grown up on family farms I guess you could say we have farming in our blood. After each successfully completely our MSc in horticulture at the University of Guelph in 2002 we both accepted jobs in the industry knowing that our hearts were really in owning and running our own business. In 2006 we purchased a farm in Fisherville Ontario with a ½ acre greenhouse where we grew tomatoes for a few years. In 2010 we branched out and started growing a variety of vegetables that we still offer in our CSA harvest basket program as well as our ever popular roadside stand. In 2016 and 2017 the “try something new” bug hit again and we started trialing fresh baby ginger along with a bit of turmeric. With our growing knowledge about growing this historically tropical crop the Canadian Ginger Co. was born.
Our CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) Program
Fisherville Greenhouses, Quality Produce Fresh from the Farm
We have been growing the finest grape and beefsteak tomatoes for the past 6 years. In 2010 we started growing a variety of other vegetables and now offer a summer and winter CSA harvest basket program.
Our farm focuses on growing a variety of quality produce with minimal environmental impact.
Nutritionally, fresh local produce is surpassed by nothing else. Receiving fresh local vegetables on a weekly basis throughout the summer and a biweekly basis throughout the winter enables you to have healthy choices to offer your family year round.
Although we will do our best to provide you with a wide variety of vegetables, farming and weather can be unpredictable especially in winter. This can on occasion mean that the value of your box may be less than you paid for. However we will always try to grow more for you than you paid and a bountiful harvest can bring great reward.
A typical biweekly box may include:
- Sweet potatoes
- Fresh cut mixed salad greens
*available until December
We run 10 week sessions with two sizes of shares available. A small share is great for 1-2 people priced at $200 and a large share is great for a family priced at $300. We currently have two pick up locations Caledonia on Wednesday evenings and at the farm on Thursday evenings. Farm visits available upon request.
What is a CSA?
Belonging to a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) supports local families, strengthens and supports a sustainable local economy and reduces your carbon footprint.
Local fresh produce all year?
By being a member of our CSA not only will you receive a box of freshly harvested or stored vegetables, you will get a chance to explore what it means to eat locally and sustainably gaining an more intimate knowledge of your food.
How do get my "share"?
Your CSA basket will be made available to you at the farm or at a convenient location. An e-mail reminder will be sent out at the beginning of each pick up week. To get more information on the CSA Schedule and Share Cost contact us today.
You can simply add thinly sliced ginger (the thinner the slice the more flavor it imposes) to your favourite cup of tea while you are steeping it. Then remove or leave in while you enjoy.
If you prefer a stronger ginger flavor you can use this simple recipe.
- 1 tbsp of grated fresh ginger
- 2 cups of water
- Lemon and honey to taste
Put the water in a sauce pan and heat to boil. Remove from heat add grated ginger and cover pan. Allow to steep for 10 min. Strain out the ginger and enjoy with honey lemon or a cinnamon stick.
For a wonderful refreshing drink in the summer allow the tea to cool and put in the fridge. Serve over ice.
Get your Ginger! We offer wholesale options for restaurants, schools, and more. Contact us today to setup a wholesale membership.