Gratitude

Gratitude for pollinators starts in your garden and on your plate

Food is a basic necessity that nourishes us. Nearly a third of our diet containing essential nutrients comes from the food that pollinators help produce.

The following lists of foods are some of those that grow in Canada with the help of our local pollinators.

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Gooseberries
  • Pears
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Cranberries
  • Strawberries
  • Plums
  • Serviceberries
  • Raspberries

Vegetables

  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Pepper
  • Celery
  • Pumpkin
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Radish
  • Aragula
  • Turnip
  • rutabaga
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Asparagus

Other

  • Alfalfa for dairy cattle
  • Milk and its products (cheese, yogourt)
  • Herbs (e.g. cilantro, fennel, dill)
  • Canola, sunflower Cooking oils
  • Gourds
  • Buckwheat
  • Mustard
  • Tree nuts: hickory, hazelnut, heartnut, butternut, walnut
  • Sunflower seeds
Photo courtesy Nick Savva