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Star Anise - Illicium verum - 八角

Illicium verum - Star Anise - 八角

Galangal - Kaempferia galanga - 山柰

Kaempferia galanga - Galangal - 山柰

Ginger, Greater - Alpinia zerumbet - 月桃

Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger - 月桃

Dragon Fruit - Hylocereus undatus - 火龍果

Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit - 火龍果

Nopale - Opuntia sp. - 仙人掌

Opuntia sp. - Nopale - 仙人掌

Licorice - Glycyrrhiza sp. - 甘草

Glycyrrhiza sp. - Licorice - 甘草

Pomegranate - Punica granatum - 石榴

Punica granatum - Pomegranate - 石榴

Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans - 肉豆蔻

Myristica fragrans - Nutmeg - 肉豆蔻

Cinnamon - Cinnamomum sp. - 肉桂

Cinnamomum sp. - Cinnamon - 肉桂

Cumin - Cuminum cyminum - 孜然

Cuminum - Cumin - 孜然

Galangal, Greater - Alpinia galanga - 南薑

Alpinia galanga - Greater Galangal - 南薑

Goji Berry - Lycium sp. - 枸杞

Lycium barbarum - Goji Berry - 枸杞

Roselle - Hibiscus sabdariffa - 洛神花

Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle - 洛神花

Sappan Wood - Caesalpinia sp. - 紅蝴蝶

Caesalpinia sp. - Sappan Wood - 紅蝴蝶

Quinoa - Chenopodium formosanum - 紅藜

Chenopodium formosanum - Quinoa - 紅藜

Pepper, Black - Piper nigrum - 黑胡椒

Piper nigrum - Black Pepper - 黑胡椒

Egg Plant - Sollanum sp. - Egg Plant - 茄子

Sollanum sp. - Egg Plant - 茄子

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis - 香蜂草

Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm - 香蜂草

Cape Gooseberry - Physalis peruviana - 海角鹅莓

Physalis peruviana - Cape Gooseberry - 海角鹅莓

Miracle Fruit - Synsepalum dulcificum - 神秘果

Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit - 神秘果

Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare - 茴香

Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel - 茴香

Galangal, Lesser - Alpinia officinarum - 高良薑

Alpinia officinarum - Lesser Galangal - 高良薑

Cape Jasmine - Gardenia jasminoides - 梔子

Gardenia jasminoides - Cape Jasmine - 梔子

Pepper, Long - Piper longum - 畢撥

Piper longum - Long Pepper - 畢撥

Soapberry Sapindus mukorossi

Sapindus mukorossi - Soapberry

Luffa Sponge - Luffa sp. - 絲瓜

Luffa sp. - Luffa Sponge - 絲瓜

Huan Qi - Astragalus propinquus - 黃耆

Astragalus propinquus - Huan Qi - 黃耆

Pogoda Tree - Sophora japonica - 槐樹

Sophora japonica - Pogogda Tree - 槐樹

Moringa - Moringa oleifera - 辣木

Moringa oleifera - Moringa - 辣木

Butterfly Pea - Clitoria ternatea - 蝶豆

Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea - 蝶豆

Catnip - Nepeta cataria - 貓草

Nepeta cataria - Catnip - 貓草

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - 薑

Zingiber officinale - Ginger - 薑

Turmeric - Curcuma longa - 薑黃

Curcuma longa - Turmeric - 薑黃

Tomatillo - Physalis ixocarpa - 粘果酸浆

Physalis ixocarpa - Tomatillo - 粘果酸浆

Kaffir Lime - Citrus hystrix - 檸檬葉

Citrus hystrix - Kaffir Lime - 檸檬葉

Basil - Ocimum sp. - 羅勒

Ocimum sp. - Basil - 羅勒

Aloe vera - 蘆薈

Aloe vera

Reishi Mushroom / Lingzhi - Ganoderma sp. - 靈芝

Ganoderma sp. - Reishi Mushroom / Lingzhi - 靈芝

Curry Tree - Murraya koenigii

Murraya koenigii - Curry Tree

Ghost Plant - Graptopetalum paraguayense - 石蓮花

Graptopetalum paraguayense - Ghost Plant - 石蓮花

Guava - Psidium sp.

Psidium sp. - Guava

Noni - Morinda citrifolia - 諾麗果

Morinda citrifolia - Noni - 諾麗果

Pepper, Chili - Capsicum sp. - 辣椒

Pepper, Mountain - Litsea cubeba -

Litsea cubeba - Mountain Pepper -

Perilla - Perilla frutescens

Perilla frutescens - Perilla

Pigeon Pea - Cajanus cajan - 樹豆

Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea - 樹豆

Pumpkin - Cucurbita maxima - 南瓜

Cucurbita maxima - Pumpkin - 南瓜

Yam, Purple - Dioscorea alata - 紫色山藥

Dioscorea alata - Purple Yam - 紫色山藥

Last Updated: December 08, 2018


Botanical Name: Illicium verum

English Name: Star Anise

Star anise is a fantastic looking spice that is commonly used in everything from candies and treats to liqueurs. Many "licorice" candies get their distinctive flavor from star anise, not licorice. The unique flavor of things such as "black licorice " candy in the west and absinthe get their flavor from this spice!

Illicium verum - Star Anise -


Botanical Name: Mahonia nervosa

English Name: Cascade Oregon Grape

Oregon grape is mostly an ornamental species, especially this one. The berries are not commonly eaten and our offering of this species is more just to provide curious people with a means of experimenting with a new plant they would otherwise not have the opportunity to try.

Mahonia nervosa


Botanical Name: Allium sativum

English Name: Garlic

Garlic is an onion like plant in appearance and is grown mostly for its aromatic bulb. Other parts of the plant are edible, however it’s the bulb and to a lesser extent the scape that receives most attention.

Allium sativum -


Botanical Name: Vaccinium parvifolium

English Name: Huckleberry, Red

Red huckleberry is another great little Pacific Northwest berry! Used locally either out of hand or in jams and baking, this berry is fairly small, pea size, and relatively sour. Fresh berries can only ship within Canada July-September.

Vaccinium parvifolium


Botanical Name: Kaempferia galanga

English Name: Galangal

Dried galangal slices, this is different than the greater and lesser galangals and come from a different plant genus. Kaempferia galanga is used more in Malaysian and Chinese cuisines and used in either whole form or a powder.

Kaempferia galanga - Galangal - 山柰


Botanical Name: Alpinia zerumbet

English Name: Shell Ginger

Shell ginger is a lesser known species not used so much for culinary purposes outside of Asia. Within Asia, the leaves are used to wrap food, flowers and seeds used in teas, and the rhizome (root) used in many different dishes. The root is probably the most underutilized product from this plant, and is held in quite high esteem in Japan for its health benefits.

Alpinia zerumbet


Botanical Name: Manihot esculenta

English Name: Cassava

Cassava is one of the main staple food sources in the warmer regions of the world, probably only falling behind rice and corn in abundance. The tubers are eaten in many ways not so unlike other root crops. Tapioca is an example of a product made from cassava. One should be aware the raw plant is considered poisonous and proper cooking procedures are required to use this plant as a food. Research how to cook it before ingesting. We offer raw plant material only, nothing is prepared.

Manihot esculenta - Cassava - 木薯


Botanical Name: Hylocereus undatus

English Name: Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit, like all cactus species, comes from the new world, specifically Mexico south through Central America. Many species exist but a handful are used commercially for food production. Bright pink skin that peels off leaving a soft juicy white flesh. Other species have purple or red flesh and some have yellow skin. Many breeding programs are underway in many countries creating new varieties of this new amazing fruit.

Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit


Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare

English Name: Oregano

Oregano is a common spice people especially enjoy using on meat. Fresh or dried, oregano leaf is really quite nice dusted on top of something. Another plant that grows well year round in both our farms in Canada and Taiwan.

Origanum vulgare - Oregano


Botanical Name: Opuntia sp.

English Name: Nopal

Nopal is a vegetable from Mexico and adjacent areas. The fresh growth of many Opuntia species, a genus of cactus, is sliced and made into all kinds of lovely dishes. The plant itself is slightly slimy, much like okra and birds nest fern, so people who enjoy the textures of that soft sticky nature will absolutely love this one. A common find in many Latino foods! We grow many cactus and are always searching better and new varieties of this vegetable, don’t be shy about emailing us for the latest on this one!

Opuntia sp. - Nopal - 仙人掌


Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao

English Name: Cacao

Cacao is the raw powder of the seed of a tropical tree that makes chocolate. The roasted seed itself is quite nutritious and considered a valuable super food. Can be made into any sort of food or drink.

Theobroma cacao - Cacao


Botanical Name: Zea mays

English Name: Corn

Corn comes in many a form and color. We offer mostly cooking and baking corns, less so of the super sweet GMO types. Many lovely things like cakes, breads and nachos come from corn meal, which is the dried and ground kernels. Choose from many different colors, yellow, white, green, blue and red!


Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza sp.

English Name: Licorice

Licorice is a well-known root used extensively in Chinese medicine and now worldwide for its flavor. Used in candies, liqueurs/beers, drinks and health food products, it is not to be confused with the licorice candy of the west which uses anise as the main flavor ingredient. Licorice root is quite sweet to the taste and adds a sharp after bite to its flavor.

Glycyrrhiza sp. - Licorice - 甘草


Botanical Name: Graptopetalum paraguayense

English Name: Ghost Plant

The ghost plant is a succulent garden mainstay. This plant has become popular in Chinese medicine for cancer and related diseases as it is said by some that it will help reduce them. In Taiwan the leaves are picked fresh and eaten as a fresh vegetable, or cooked into a dish.


Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas

English Name: Sweet Potato

Sweet potato, often erroneously sold in western grocery stores as yam, is a tropical morning glory species used for its rich sweet tubers and more recently its super nutritious leaves. The tubers are a great yam substitute, or like a sweet slightly fibrous potato. The leaves make a great soft fried vegetable dish packed with loads of nutrition.


Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans

English Name: Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a spice well known for its truly unique flavor used especially in baking and holiday treats such as eggnog. The dried seeds are ground for use and sprinkled in small quantities for their amazing taste.

Myristica fragrans - Nutmeg - 肉豆蔻


Botanical Name: Cinnamomum

English Name: Cinnamon

The cinnamon genus has numerous useful plants, including many edible species of cinnamon. Members include: Cassia, Cinnamon, Camphor, Bull Camphor etc. Aside from the spice Cinnamon, this genus gives us lots of useful products such as essential oils and even a rare new mushroom from Taiwan related to Reishi mushroom.

Cinnamomum sp. - Cinnamon


Botanical Name: Cuminum sp.

English Name: Cumin

Cumin seed is used a lot in Indian and other Asian styles of cooking. One of our personal favourite spices for almost everything, its added to most any dish.

Cuminum sp. - Cumin


Botanical Name: Mangifera indica

English Name: Mango

At least our personal favourite fruit, Mango is a king of kings in the plant food world. Made into almost anything, the taste, color and fragrance of the mango species is amazing! There are countless varieties, so come on inside and take a look at the varieties we grow and provide.

Mangifera indica - Mango


Botanical Name: Plectranthus species

English Name: Spurflowers, Coleus

A very large group of medicinal and ornamental plants. In Taiwan its used mostly as a skin remedy for various ailments that are treated topically. Very pretty, many very heavily scented.

Plectranthus sp. - Spurflowers, Coleus


Botanical Name: Coffea arabica

English Name: Coffee

Coffee is now grown in much of the warm world for its seed (Bean). The red berries are picked, skin removed and the seeds are sun dried after being cleaned. Once dried to the right moisture content they are either sold as white beans (unroasted) or roasted and sold as a ready to use coffee product. Coffee is a fairly good crop environmentally as it is usually grown under shade trees in the mountains, as opposed to cleared out mono culture type farms.

Coffea arabica - Coffee


Botanical Name: Rosa sp.

English Name: Roses

Roses are in everyone’s world it seems. Most countries have some form of rose around. Our roses are the native wild roses of Western Canada. The flowers, buds and fruit are all used in cooking and beverages. The unopened flowers and the flower petals make exceptionally lovely herbal teas!

Rosa sp. - Roses


Botanical Name: Ipomoea aquatica

English Name: Water Spinach

Literally translated, “hollow heart vegetable”, is a hollow stemmed morning glory species which is used as a cooked/fried vegetable dish in much of Asia. The newer, less fibrous growth is cooked, both stem and leaf, to make a beautifully soft and crunchy vegetable dish.

花旗參, 西洋參

Botanical Name: Panax quinquefolius

English Name: American ginseng

American Ginseng is grown mostly for the Asian market which uses this in both food and medicine. Great for energy and tasty in strong home cooked soups. Interestingly one of the biggest markets for Canadian Ginseng is Taiwan.

Panax quinquefolius - Ginseng

金絲桃, 聖約翰草, 貫葉連翹

Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum

English Name: St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort is either loved or hated by people. A weedy annual that grows in disturbed open areas, it has become disliked by some farmers as they don’t want their livestock eating the plant. People use this herb for depression and related ailments with varying success.

Hypericum perforatum - St. John's Wort


Botanical Name: Alpinia galanga

English Name: Galangal

Galangal is a type of "ginger", though from a different Genus as regular ginger. The species is used in much of SE Asia, especially in Thai food. Great for use in curry, sauces and soups.


Botanical Name: Lycium barbarum

English Name: Goji Berry

Another great Chinese healthy plant. In East Asia goji berry is used extensively in food and Chinese medicine alike. The goji industry is a bit cloudy as there are numerous species and most of the imported berry being from China and not properly identified as to which species it is. Here we have identified the species we grow and keep detailed records. Organically grown in Canada on our farm!

Lycium barbarum - Goji Berry


Botanical Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa

English Name: Roselle

Although an African plant used much for its fiber, roselle really caught on in Asia for its sweet & sour fruit which is seen all over much of warm Asia. Excellent as a herbal tea, or made into treats, jams, sauces or soups.

Hibiscus sabdariffa


Botanical Name: Chenopodium quinoa

English Name: Quinoa

Quinoa became famous in the west as an ancient grain coming from South America. Many people don’t know that there are a few races of Quinoa, some said to be native in other areas. We carry 2 "types" of quinoa, Peruvian and Formosan (Taiwan). We grow our Peruvian stock on our farm in Canada and the Formosan type we grow on our farm in Taiwan.

Chenopodium quinoa


Botanical Name: Solanum sp.

English Name: Eggplant

Eggplants are a well-known vegetable from the nightshade family. Used intensively in Asia in everything from fried vegetables, rice dishes, curries and soups. There are numerous varieties ranging from a few grams to over 1kg. Long, slender fruits to short and fat to small and round. Colors range from white, to purple, pink, yellow and green.


Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia

English Name: Vanilla Bean

Vanilla is an amazing spice, and a very valuable one. The "Vanila bean" looks like a bean after it has been cured for a few months. The bean is actually the fruit of an orchid, or a group of orchids. There are a few species of vanilla, one native to Taiwan, but the one we grow for our beans is Vanilla planifolia.

Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Bean

香蜂草, 蜜蜂花

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

English Name: Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a super beautiful lush green mint growing to a meter high. We love using this mint to grow at the ends of our raised beds, and as luck would have it this species is one of those few that will grow in ground all year in both our locations; Canada and Taiwan!

Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm


Botanical Name: Cardiospermum halicacabum

English Name: Heart Seed, Balloon Vine

Heart seed is one of the few products we carry that is not related to culinary use. In fact, there is no edible quality to this plant, but the seeds are quite the trick. Each small black seed has a perfect little white heart seemingly painted on. These are completely natural and the plant makes this happen with each seed it produces, very unique!

Cardiospermum halicacabum - Heart Seed


Botanical Name: Physalis peruviana

English Name: Cape Gooseberry

Cape gooseberry is similar to tomatillo. Smaller berries of about 2-3cm taste like a much more flavourful fruit-like tomato with less water and more meaty flesh. The fruits are great eaten out of hand or used in salads, soups or basically anything a tomato is used in but could use a bit more sweet and flavor.


Botanical Name: Synsepalum dulcificum

English Name: Miracle Fruit

Miracle fruit is a truly bazaar fruit! The tropical African shrub has small red berry like fruit with a seed in the middle. After sloshing it around the mouth for a minute, try eating a lemon, or a sip of beer. They have become sweet to the taste. Fresh fruit available in Taiwan only.

Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis

English Name: Tea

Tea! Not much can be said that isn’t already known. Perhaps the most widely used thing we put into drinks after water, Tea has taken over the world with its popularity as a stimulant, health tonic and just a good cup. All of our Tea is grown here in Taiwan!

Camellia sinensis - Tea


Botanical Name: Alpinia officinarum

English Name: Galangal, Lesser

Lesser galangal is a smaller, harder rhizome in comparison to its close relative, Greater Galangal. The spice is quite sweet in comparison to other gingers and can be defined by a peppery-ginger like taste with a sweet smell. The rhizomes are used in many things depending on region, from liquor and vinegar flavoring to curries and Asian cuisines.

Alpinia officinarum - Lesser Galangal


Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus

English Name: Hops

Hops is surely known best for its purpose of adding flavour to beer, so much so the name in Mandarin is literally "Beer Flower" (啤酒花). Ever feel sleepy after a pint? Hops are also used quite a lot by people with sleep difficulties. Drinking the tea or sleeping with some under the pillow is said to aid favourably with getting to sleep.

Humulus lupulus - Hops


Botanical Name: Piper longum

English Name: Long Pepper

Whole peppercorns right from the vine. There is no fresher way to add pepper to a dish than by grinding over top yourself!

Piper longum - Long Pepper - 畢撥


Botanical Name: Allium schoenoprasum

English Name: Chives

Chives look and smell quite similar to green onions when used. The thin, hollow, green lean leaves are often cut into smaller species and used as garnish or in cooking. Quite a strong flavour, without as much of the burn as other green onion types.

Allium schoenoprasum


Botanical Name: Rubus parviflorus

English Name: Thimbleberry

Thimble berries look somewhat like a flatter, more fine raspberry. Like a thimble for sewing, the berry can be picked and placed almost perfectly over top a small finger. The berries do not ship well fresh, thus we only provide dried berries at this time.

Rubus parviflorus


Botanical Name: Luffa sp.

English Name: Luffa Sponge

Luffa is a cucumber, or squash, relative. Being a tropical climbing vine it grows up its support and has anywhere from 200-2kg fruits, which when naturally dried leave nothing but the skin, seeds and fibers inside. When the skin is peeled away and seeds extracted we are left with one of nature’s most perfect sponges, useful in cleaning pretty much anything, including ones body.

Luffa sp. - Luffa Sponge - 絲瓜


Botanical Name: Ficus carica

English Name: Fig

Figs have been grown for hundreds of years as a fruit. More common in Europe and the Americas now, it has more recently become quite popular throughout the rest of the world as well, both as a dried and a fresh fruit.

Ficus carica - Fig


Botanical Name: Capsicum Species

English Name: Pepper (Hot / Bell)

Peppers cover a few species of plants, and even a couple families! Unlike black pepper, which is a species of Piper, hot peppers belong to the nightshade family and can be anywhere from pleasantly sweet to a raging inferno.

Capsicum annuum


Botanical Name: Rubus spectabilis

English Name: Salmonberry

Salmon berries are similar in appearance to a small blackberry. The berries themselves are mostly just locally enjoyed in the wild, but they make good jams and beverages. We only ship out dried berries.

Rubus spectabilis


Botanical Name: Piper auritum

English Name: Hoja Santa, Rootbeer Plant

This black pepper relative has a very strong and very unique aroma. Sweet, smooth, little spicy and something else i cant describe. Quite amazing to use in cooking. In Central America it is used also as a wrap. The massive heart shaped leaves are used as an edible, spiced up, wrap.

Piper auritum - Mexican Pepper Leaf


Botanical Name: Rubus ursinus

English Name: Blackberry

Blackberry is a love hate relationship. The berries are first class, great for fresh, jams, baking etc. Large size and large yields, blackberry is a top 5 berry for us. But the plants are covered in very sharp thorns and grow everywhere! Blackberries cannot be shipped fresh.

Rubus ursinus


Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera

English Name: Moringa

Heard of it? Moringa is catching on in the west for its ease of growth and incredibly healthy vegetable product. The fresh new growth is eaten as a green (fried is amazing), tasting almost green bean like with a spicy twist similar to nasturtium. In Taiwan the trunks are scraped of bark and used to make soup stock.

Moringa oleifera


Botanical Name: Piper betle

English Name: Betel Leaf

Betel leaf is no doubt most commonly used the betel nut chew concoction. However it is lesser known about its use as a wild pepper. Being very closely related to black pepper, and having the same growth habit and fruit structure, its an easy alternative.

Piper betle - Betel Leaf


Botanical Name: Clitoria ternatea

English Name: Butterfly Pea

Butterfly pea is a member of the bean family used in SE Asia as a natural food colorant. Depending on the variety, the color can range from violet, blue to purple. The most popular color being blue, this tropical vine is an easy, sustainable plant to produce lots of blue colors for food and drink!

Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea


Botanical Name: Cajanus cajan

English Name: Pigeon Pea

Pigeon pea gets its name in Chinese, Tree bean, due to its large shrub like perennial growth. The beans are great for soups and cooking in rice dishes.

Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea


Botanical Name: Morinda citrifolia

English Name: Noni

The Noni fruit is quite a neat little fruit. We fell in love with it on a beach as it will grow right near the ocean like a coconut almost in its salt tolerance. For eating, its equally as interesting, looking quite blob like. The ripe fruit is eaten fairly quick before it goes bad, but the dried fruit is often sold as fruit, or medicine to be used in cooking or beverages.

Morinda citrifolia - Noni


Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria

English Name: Catnip

Catnip is a type of mint most famously used in cat shenanigans. When cats smell the dried herb, they become extremely excited. It is sometimes also used in herbal teas which has an earthy natural taste.

Nepeta cataria - Catnip


Botanical Name: Mentha sp.

English Name: Mint

Mentha is a big group with lots of members. Let’s just say mint...And all our mint types are listed inside here as there are too many hybrids and mixes, so we just lumped them all together.

Mentha - Mint

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale

English Name: Ginger

Ginger is the thick rhizome of a tropical plant. Very healthy, and very spicy in flavour. Great for making into cooking, baking, drinks just about anything. Black sugar ginger tea, amazing!


Botanical Name: Curcuma longa

English Name: Turmeric

Turmeric is another spice related to the gingers. The rhizome (root) is used in many dishes around the globe. Used for flavor and more importantly adding an orange/yellow twist to any dish, it is more recently being regarded as a super food with amazing health qualities. All our Turmeric is grown on our farm in Taiwan.

Curcuma longa - Turmeric


Botanical Name: Physalis ixocarpa

English Name: Tomatillo

Tomatillo is a popular fruit used in Mexican and Latino dishes. The almost ripe fruit is harvested and used in sauces, salsas, soups and more excitingly rice and eastern dishes. This should do well in curries and Indian style dishes as well!


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon sp.

English Name: Lemon Grass

With a very heavy citrus aroma this tropical grass really does the job in cooking and beverages. Great as is for an herbal tea, or cooked into any number of Asian dishes. Lemon grass is easily stored and used for a touch of sour and big dash of citrus flavour.

Cymbopogon - Lemon Grass


Botanical Name: Lavandula sp.

English Name: Lavender

Lavender, maybe our favourite scented herb in existence! So many types exist, but are mostly used for the scent they provide. Essential oils and dried herb make up the majority of products from lavender, relished by the cosmetic and food industry alike.

Lavandula sp. - Lanvender


Botanical Name: Lonicera caerulea

English Name: Honey Berry

Honey berry, or Haskap, is a blue berry that got stretched. They grow in quite cold areas such as Russia and Canada, and exhibit great potential as a commercial berry product in the near future. The fruits are easily baked or added into anything that one might add any blue berry into. In British Columbia Canada, this berry is also being made into liqueur.

Lonicera caerulea - Honey Berry


Botanical Name: Rubus ideaus

English Name: Raspberry

Raspberries are likely one of the yummiest berries grown. Unfortunately they are quite fragile and tend not to ship as well as their firmer cousins. We do not normally sell fresh strawberries, only dried. Fresh raspberries are only available from July-September on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Rubus ideaus - Raspberry


Botanical Name: Ribes uva-crispa

English Name: Gooseberry

Goose berry is a small to medium sized berry that grows in many of the cooler climates. The berries are sour and great to be used in cooking, jams or into drinks. Fresh gooseberries available in Canada Only.

Ribes uva-crispa - Gooseberry


Botanical Name: Tamarindus indica

English Name: Tamarind

Tamarind is a fruit from a large tropical legume tree. Once cured, they become a great dry style fruit. If you like dried longan or prunes, this is the thing for you! Eaten out of hand often, this fruit is also commonly made into drinks, desserts, curries, rice dishes and many more.


Botanical Name: Aloe vera

English Name: Aloe vera

Aloe very is one of those useful easy to grow plants that is utilized world wide. Mostly in cosmetic type products, raw it is also used extensively by people who have small burns and especially sun burns.

Aloe vera


Botanical Name: Ganoderma sp.

English Name: Reishi Mushroom

Ganoderma is a genus of bracket fungi more commonly known as Reishi mushroom (Japanese) or Lingzhi (Chinese). Highly esteemed for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicines, this mushroom has been studied extensively for its role in immune boosting and therefore virus and cancer fighting ability. A very healthy mushroom indeed, that has some quite pleased with its result.

Ganoderma sp. - Ling Zhi, Reishi Mushroom

Botanical Name: Gaultheria shallon

English Name: Salal Berry

Salal berries are a North American native berry species very important to the native peoples in the area as well as to the local wildlife such as birds, bears and deer. The berries are a very dark blue, not so unlike a fuzzy blueberry. Tastes less sweet than other berries. We grow our Salal berries in the forest at our farm in Canada.

Gaultheria shallon - Salal Berry

Last Updated: August 07, 2018