Strong, vibrant communities rooted in farming—working together to provide their communities with fresh local food.
The geographic heart of the province, this region spans from the west coast to the historic Gold Rush region. With endless expanses of farmland, rugged wilderness and coastline, you can imagine that this region’s seven farmer’s markets serve as vibrant community hubs, showcasing the passions and livelihoods of local farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs.
Renowned for its rolling grasslands, arid canyons and an inland rainforest, this region offers one-of-a-kind pasture-raised meats, craft beer, locally grown hops, birch syrup and the freshest veggies. Visit one of the region’s farmers’ markets and you will also find fresh baked bread, regional wines, honey, artisan crafts and more.
Stretching from the Rocky and Cariboo Mountains, west to the Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific Coast, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is truly a land without limits. The area is comprised of three distinct regions, each with their own culture, history and personality. The serene, lush Cariboo where the Gold Rush is still very much alive, the free spirited “wild west” appeal of the Chilcotin, and the wild Coast landscape defined by seemingly countless fjords, islands, and forests of the Great Bear Rainforest.
What’s in Season in Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Bursting with Vitamin C and a wealth of other nutrients, cabbage is a delightful addition to meals. Storing well, you may find some for tossing in a salad or sautéing for breakfast with eggy weggies, this time of year you may find more preserved and fermented cabbage products. Some pickled cabbage, sauerkraut or kimchi will make a delicious topping for your favourite sandwich!
What's fresh in this region?Apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumber, huckleberries, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnip, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rutabaga, squash, tomatoes, and zucchini. You may also still be able to find some corn, garlic and turnip!
Featured Market Profile
A friendly oasis proud of its rich history. Surrounded by stunning canyon vistas, the Two Rivers Farmers’ Market pays homage to the region as an important trade site dating back more than 10,000 years. Sitting at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers, ‘Q’emcin (the Village of Lytton) hosts their respectful, inclusive farmers’ market…