March 20, 2017

Our Crops

Top Tomato Foods specializes in growing and supplying different varieties of Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower. We also offer a vast variety of other homegrown products available to wholesalers.

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What we grow:

Artichokes (July-October)

Top Tomato Foods Ltd. is proud to be a premier grower of artichokes in Ontario.

This delicious vegetable, normally grown in various parts of Europe and Southern California, can now be found in participating grocery stores proudly grown by the Defilippis family right here in Ontario.

Did you know that one large artichoke contains only 25 calories, and no fat? Artichokes are also a good source of vitamin C!

 

Top Tomato Foods is a premier grower of artichokes.

Beans (July – September)

Green beans, Yellow Beans, Flat Beans, Romano Beans

Broccoli (June-November)

Broccoli is one of the main crops we grow here at Top Tomato Foods Ltd. Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C and folacin, and a source of fibre, Vitamin A and potassium.

Purple Broccoli (September – October)

Brussel Sprouts (September-November)

Brussel Spouts are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and a good source of folacin, Vitamin A, potassium and fibre. One serving (1/2 cup cooked) contains 32 calories.

Cabbage (June-December)

Here at Top Tomato Foods Ltd. we grow a variety of cabbage including green, red, flat and savoy. Cabbage is a good source of Vitamin C and a source of folacin. Cabbage can be eaten cooked or raw, such as part of a salad.

Cauliflower (June-November)

Cauliflower is another product that Top Tomato Foods Ltd. specializes in growing. We grow majority of white cauliflower and also grow speciality varieties including orange, purple, green and romanesco cauliflower.

Cauliflower Purple & Orange (September – November)

Eggplants (August-October)

Top Tomato Foods Ltd. grows a variety of eggplants to suit all cooking needs! From Black Beauty, Bell, Lady Finger, and Sicilian, eggplant uses are many and include, grilling, frying, baking or stewing and dips. They are a source of folacin and potassium.

Fava Beans (June-July)

Fava Beans offer a robust flavour and are highly nutritious; full of phosphorous, vitamin A and C and a good source of dietary protein. While many enjoy eating them fresh from the pod, fava beans can also be cooked as part of many delicious meals or frozen for later use.

Did you know that although classified as a vegetable, fava beans are not really beans at all but members of the pea family?

Garlic (August-October)

New this season, homegrown garlic! Garlic is usually peeled and finely chopped before using in a dish. It’s a great flavouring for pizzas, pasta dishes, with chicken, beef, lamb, potatoes, tomatoes, and vegetable stir-frys. Remember to store garlic in a dry, well-ventilate

Italian Cucumbers (July-October)

Properly named Caroselli Cucmbers, this wonderful delight comes from Bari, Italy and has a slight fuzzy texture to the skin that rubs off in your hand or under the tap. Caroselli cucumbers are sweeter than a normal cucumber and taste great in salads!

Onions (June-November)

Cooking Onions, Red Onions, White Onions, Green Onions!

Peppers (July-October)

The variety of peppers, from sweet to hot, grown here at Top Tomato Foods Ltd. is endless. We grow bell, sheppard, banana, hungarian, crimson hot, portuguese, jalapeno, and many more, all which can be added to many different dishes!

Pumpkins (September-October) 

Fall just isn’t the same without pumpkins! Whether using them as decoration or for cooking, pumpkins are a fun fall item. Pumpkin is an excellent source of Vitamin A, thiamine and riboflavin and a good source of Vitamin C. Also, the seeds are rich in protein and a good source of iron

Rapini (September-November)

Italians have enjoyed rapini for hundreds of years and brought it with them to America. It has long stems with thin leaves and small buds and all parts of the rapini are edible. Rapini is a source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium, calcium, and iron.

Squash (September-November)

Top Tomato Foods Ltd. grows a variety of winter squash such as Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut, Hubbard, and Sweet Potatio. Squash is an excellent source of beta carotene and potassium and a source of Vitamin C and folacin.

Strawberries (June-July)

Wonderfully sweet and delicious, fresh strawberries are a great choice for a healthy snack or dessert.

Besides being so tasty, strawberries have higher levels of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium than most other fruits like bananas, apples and even oranges. So having them as a snack is more than just a treat – it’s healthy eating!

Sweet Peas (June-July)

Sweet peas are an excellent source of folacin, and are also a source of Vitamins A and C, fibre and potassium. They are ideal for cooking, freezing, or eating fresh as a quick and healthy snack!

Tomatoes (July-October)

There are many different varieties of tomatoes grown in Ontario. Top Tomato Foods Ltd. grows beefstake, roma, san marzano, juliet, smarty and the cherry tomatoes. Enjoy them raw in sandwiches, salads, salsas and cold soups or stew them for a pasta sauce full of flavour; mmm d

Zucchini (July-October)

Without a doubt the best-known summer squash, zucchini is a soft squash that looks like a cucumber. Its thin, smooth skin can be yellow or green, and sometimes streaked. The versatile zucchini can be eaten raw or cooked, as an appetizer, side dish or part of a main course and for dessert.

Zucchini Blossoms

Top Tomato Foods Ltd. is proud to introduce your taste buds to zucchini blossoms!

Yes, they are edible and they are delicious! This gourmet vegetable can be used in several different dishes. Use them in omelettes and pancakes. Add them to risotto or stuff them. Or simply fry them!

Zucchini Blossoms are wonderful in an omelette.