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
Crunchy with a bit of spiciness, fresh radishes are delicious in salads. Or try them sautéed to reduce the sharp flavour. You can store these fibrous root vegetables in the fridge unwashed for up to two weeks.
What you'll find in July:Apples, apricot, arugula, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, leek, lettuce, melons, mizuna, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (green, white, yellow), peach, pears, peas, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, strawberries, sunchokes,tomatoes, zucchini.
Featured Market Profile
Setting the mood in a quaint mountain village. Nestled along a grassy green park in the middle of downtown Kaslo, amongst stunning views of the Purcell Mountains, the Kaslo Saturday Market is humming along almost twenty years in. Every Saturday through the summer, live music drifts through the air as cheerful local vendors congregate to…