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
Get extra nutrition and sweetness in soups, casseroles, muffins, and bread by adding butternut squash into the mix. This pear-shaped squash is high in vitamin A and C, calcium, iron and potassium – not to mention a good source of fibre. Bake, roast or BBQ this versatile and popular winter vegetable.
What you'll find in January:Apples, arugula, beets, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), garlic bulbs, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (red, yellow), parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), sunchokes
Featured Market Profile
The food and farming heart of Nakusp. Voyage down to the tranquil tree-lined Nakusp Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning to delight in this quarter century long tradition. The community spirit is palpable here, amongst the farm fresh produce, artisan baked goods, and local craftspeople. A place where market visitors know the exact origins of…