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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.


Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

Karen Corey


  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese - grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 3 zucchini - trimmed and cut in half length wise
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

In a pan add 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add bread crumbs, herbs, and salt. Mix thoroughly and place in a bowl.

Drizzle zucchini with remaining olive oil. Grill zucchini on medium-high heat flesh side down for 3 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Scoop out centers of zucchini leaving a 1/2 inch border. Chop zucchini flesh and add to bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well. Add cheese and diced red pepper. Add the filling back into zucchini and grill for 5 minutes.