Market Gardening

Most of the Chinese who came to Canada in the 1800s and early 1900s left small farming villages in southern China, and many knew how to grow food and crops for sale. In many small towns in British Columbia— including big cities like Victoria and Vancouver— Chinese Canadian farms grew much of the fresh produce that fed the people who lived there. They also used hand baskets and trucks to deliver the vegetables and produce to customers and to the grocery stores and restaurants that they opened in every neighbourhood.