You might be surprised at the variety of produce growing in our region. As global climate conditions change, we’ve seen our growing season lengthen, creating opportunities to grow vegetables that used to be out of reach, and improving our success with traditional favourites.
Our outdoor growing season tends to run from June through October, and each vegetable has its own season within it. For example, you won’t find fresh carrots ready for harvest in June, nor do field tomatoes tend to make it past the first few frosts. However, there are a number of producers offering storage vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, cabbage and onions – well into the winter.
There are also greenhouse growers extending the season here in Thunder Bay. Greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, salad greens and herbs are often available well outside the outdoor season.