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
Rich in vitamins K, A and C, kale offers a multitude of health benefits, including antioxidants. This versatile superfood can easily be added in your meals for a boost of vitamins and nutrients. Add frozen kale to your smoothies in the morning, make kale chips for a savoury snack, or saute it lightly with fresh garlic for a quick and simple side dish!
What's fresh in this region?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 strong community market supporting local food producers. Beautifully situated between the Rocky, Monashee, and Cariboo Mountains, the Valemount Farmers’ Market is truly a delight for every one of the senses. Every year from June through September, Thursday evenings bring both locals and tourists into The Robson Valley to mingle with producers and support the…