sliced cucumberSpecial menu items featuring Ontario greenhouse vegetables—including cucumbers—will celebrate agriculture week.

Ontario produce to take pride of place on campus menus this week

Food Services will celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week through Friday by serving special menu items featuring the province’s greenhouse vegetables: cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to share in the fresh produce grown right here,” says executive chef Paolo Vasapolli. “We are so lucky to have these wonderful ingredients available to us.”

In addition to the menu changes, the weeklong promotion will include distribution of cards listing facts about each of these vegetables, their nutrients, and seasonal availability. And yes, DailyNews is aware that cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are fruits, but is deferring to their categorization by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers association, which is providing the materials.