Recipes, growing instructions, and more are coming!
- Okra one-pager info sheet - jpg 732KB
- Vineland's world crops economics data sheet - pdf 558KB
- Vineland's world crops fact sheet - pdf 1.13MB
- Vineland's world crops grower's guide - pdf 1.06MB
Learn more about world crops
We want to get the word out on #worldcrops! Below you'll find other locally-based resources, facts and figures, and media coverage. If you've got an article or piece on world crops we should include, please don't hesitate to contact us.
- Greenbelt-Grown Guides to World Crops
- World Crops Learning Gardens at the Toronto Botanical Gardens
- Globe & Mail: Exotic Vegetables coming soon from a farm near you
- Toronto Star:Ontario farmers experiment with "world crops"
- Now Magazine: World crops come home
- World Crops Project on Facebook
- World Crops Project on Twitter
Facts & Figures
production area needed to meet Ontario's demand for okra
- $50 million: Okra market in Canada; around half of consumption in Ontario
- $59 million: Yard long beans market in Canada; 2/3 of consumption in Ontario
- $33 million: Chinese Long purple eggplant market in Canada; nearly half of consumption in Ontario
- 46 per cent: Percent of Greater Golden Horseshoe residents born outside of Canada
- New Canadians spend up to 40 per cent of their food budgets on vegetables
- $5 billion: Annual sales in ethnic grocery stores across Canada, growing 15 to 20 per cent annually
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has been supporting The Stop and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre now for three years on the World Crops initiative. The Learning Gardens are the latest addition to the project with more than 20 gardens popping up across the GTA throughout the summer including one at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, which we visited in June.Read more
I am writing this with lot of excitement as it is my first blog article about food and I want everyone in the Greenbelt to know about this great dish for the the fall and winter season.
This Tibetan dish is called thenthuk which means pull noodle. In Tibetan “then” means pull and “thuk” means noodle. It is my family’s favorite dish and it was a staple food for nomads in Tibet to keep warm.Read more
I am fortunate to work with a great team of people at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. On Wednesday, October 10th we held a World Crops potluck lunch which turned out to be a great success!Read more
Early last week the Globe and Mail featured an article on the growing popularity of world crops in Canada. Recognizing Canada’s rapidly changing demographics and the $800 million market, farmers and food retailers are beginning to seize this unique business opportunity by growing and selling world crops.