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Chinese Vegetables: Vancouver Heritage

chinese vegetables: She tapped into her own commnunity to find success in Vancouver's rapidly growing local-food scene, according to Metro News. We grow Chinese vegetables, so a lot of our customers are Chinese because they want those organic Asian greens which you can't really find anywhere here, said Chiu. function set Cookie related path / ; Related Vancouver's suburban malls become community hubs for newcomers Vancouver Chinatown's cultural food businesses struggle to survive report Character homes, Chinatown top list of most endangered Vancouver heritage When you go to farmers' markets, you don't see a lot of baby bok choy or gai lan or choy sum, which is what I want to grow because that's what I eat as a staple green at home. The 28-year-old started her half-an-acre farm in Richmond, called Riverside Farm, after completing farm school at Kwantlen Polytechnic University two years ago. But growing Chinese greens, known as choy, in the Lower Mainland is not new. Even today, some Chinese households continue to cultivate vegetable gardens in their yards, especially in East Vancouver neighbourhoods. In fact, more than 90 per cent of produce grown in the Lower Mainland in the 1920s was cultivated by Chinese farmers in a system segregated by racist policies of the time, according to historian Kay Anderson, author of Vancouver's Chinatown. ( As reported in the news.