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
Fresh produce picked last night, waiting for you this morning. Downtown Nelson’s Stores-to-Shore revitalization has rejuvenated the city’s downtown core. Providing lush green spaces and a public plaza along the pedestrian-friendly corridor spanning Hall Street through to the the city’s waterfront, this is the perfect stomping ground for the Nelson Downtown Local Market. While this…