At Broxburn Vegetables we pride ourselves in growing superior quality field and greenhouse fruits and vegetables. We presently operate a 3 acre greenhouse that is heated by 2 natural gas boilers.
The greenhouses are filled with peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. The vine ripened peppers provide the most flavour and nutrients. In the greenhouse we grow crops the biological way, which means we introduce bugs to kill the pests, so we do not have to use pesticides. In this way we have a superior pepper that is healthier to eat.
The most common pest on peppers is aphids, which we control with a variety of predators. The predators are purchased from around the world and are released in the greenhouse on weekly bases.
Harvesting vine ripened tomatoes daily ensures mother nature's best benefit. We also grow long English cucumbers, mini cucumbers, egg plant, beans and butter head lettuce in the greenhouse. Harvest in the greenhouses starts in February with mini cucumbers and continues until December when we clean out the greenhouses and put in a new crop.
Our primary field U-pick crops are strawberries and raspberries. In May of 2004 we opened our produce store and we offer a range of produce beside the crops we grow ourselves
. At Broxburn Vegetables we sell produce from local farmers of whom we are 100% comfortable with their farming practices. B.C. cherries are also available in season.