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48 Rabbit Square Road
Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0

(902) 582-7806

Vermeulen Farms has been proudly providing Atlantic Canadians with fresh and healthy, hand harvested produce since 1986.  With a thriving 450 acre fresh fruit and vegetable farm in Canning, Nova Scotia, Vermeulen Farms specializes in lettuces, peppers, cucumbers, asparagus, celery, zucchini, squash, radish, melons and strawberries.  Vermeulen Farms website includes our farming philosophy, availability charts, storage tips and recipes.

Keeping Fresh


For maximum flavor, don't refrigerate your tomatoes! Leave them in a cool dry place, preferably in a paper bag. This will enhance their shelf-life and taste. Also, try to avoid putting your tomatoes in direct sunlight near a window, as this will cause them to over-ripen.

If you must refrigerate your tomatoes, remember to bring them to room temperature before eating - you'll find that they taste better!


To keep them fresher longer, keep cucumbers in the fridge. For the long English variety, try to keep the original wrap on any unused portions of your cucumber to maintain freshness.


Peppers can be stored in a plastic bag in your fridge for more than a week.


To keep asparagus as fresh as possible cut the ends off and wrap a damp paper towel around them. store in a plastic bag in the fridge.


Celery can be stored in the fridge for 2 weeks.


Wrap the head of lettuce in paper towel and place in a plastic bag. Store in the fridge. Iceberg lettuce will maintain it freshness longer than your other varieties.


Radish can be stored in the fridge for 2 weeks. To maintain freshness remove the leaves.


To keep strawberries fresh, do not wash then until you are ready to eat them. Layer in paper towel and put them in a plastic bag. Store in the fridge. 


Do not wash zucchini until you plan on using them. To store, keep zucchini in a plastic bag and store in the fridge.  


Whole cantaloupe can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, half that if it's been cut. To ripen, leave the cantaloupe at room temperature.

Honeydew Melon

Keep the melon at room temperature until ripe, then store in the fridge for up to a week.


Do not wash squash until it is being used. wrap tightly in plastic and store in the fridge for up to a week.