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
Potatoes make a delicious base or star for a variety of meals. Red, white, russet or yellow, you can bake ’em, mash ’em, boil ’em, fry ’em – the possibilities are endless! Not to mention, these tasty taters can last for week or even months if you have cold storage.
What's Fresh in this Region?Fresh – apples, arugula, beets, blueberries, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), sunchokes.
Featured Market Profile
A Nelson institution with a rotation selection of treats. Nelson’s Cottonwood Community Market has been serving the public for more than 40 years, every Saturday from the start of spring, through to early autumn. The rotating selection of vendors passing through this unique market all season long keep the offerings unique and the variety exciting,…