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 September:Apples, arugula, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mizuna, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onion (green, white, yellow), parsnip, peach, pears, peas, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), strawberries, sunchokes, tomatoes, and zucchini.
Featured Market Profile
An integral part of the community fabric. Tucked between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, the pretty little town of Kimberley hosts one of the province’s most popular farmers’ markets. Every Thursday evening in the summer, live music permeates the tree-lined, pedestrian-only street downtown as locals, visitors, food producers, and artisans gather for the Kimberley Farmers’…