Regulated Vegetables

What We Do

A BC grown vegetable becomes regulated if over 70% of Producers representing at least 70% of the tonnage produced or acreage planted of that vegetable vote in favor of regulation, and the Commission issues an Order that the vegetable is to be regulated. The Commission retains the discretion to regulate or not to regulate, notwithstanding the results of the vote.
The Commission’s final decision on whether or not to regulate a commodity is directed by the statutory mandate to promote, control and regulate the production, storage and Marketing of the Regulated Product in a manner which encourages the production and Orderly Marketing of high quality product.
Once regulated, the regulation applies to both conventional and organically grown product.

The regulated vegetable components are:


Storage Crops

(Regulated for fresh and processing use)

  • Beets (tops off)
  • Green Cabbage
  • Red Cabbage
  • Carrots (tops off)
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (all types, varieties)
  • Rutabaga
  • White (purple top) turnips
  • Yellow onions

Greenhouse Crops

(Regulated for fresh and processing use)

  • Cucumbers (all types)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes (all types)
  • Peppers (all types, including hot/spicy varieties)

Processing Crops

(Regulated for processing use only)

  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Strawberries