The southeastern corner of BC is renowned for its orchards, pasture and farmland—it’s a hub for fresh local food and farming.
The Kootenay Rockies Columbia Basin boasts 20+ farmers’ markets where the people who grow your food harvest those fruits and veggies at their peak of deliciousness. Find orchard fruits, berries, fresh veggies, locally raised meat, artisanal cheese and world famous cherries!
The region is also known for its wild natural beauty and an array of outdoor adventures. The Rockies, Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges offer world-class hiking, wildlife viewing, hot springs, biking, climbing, river rafting and more. This is the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, Secwepemc, Sinixt and Okanagan Nation Alliance.
What’s in Season in The Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Basin
Did you know that beet leaves were actually historically consumed before the roots? A perfect addition to juices and salads, this vibrant vegetable is rich in antioxidants, folate, fibre, and manganese. Roast them for extra sweetness or pair with balsamic vinegar for a more balanced taste!
What's fresh in this region?apples, arugula, burdock root, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), potatoes, radish, spinach
Featured Market Profile
A fixture of food, farmers and music in Spirit Square. Every Wednesday afternoon in the summer, dozens of local vendors gather outside the Golden Chamber of Commerce along the Kicking Horse River for Golden’s weekly Farmers’ Market. Since 2007, this popular market has become a community hub to support and promote the vibrant local agriculture.…