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
Bursting with Vitamin C and a wealth of other nutrients, cabbage is a delightful addition to meals. Storing well, you may find some for tossing in a salad or sautéing for breakfast with eggy weggies, this time of year you may find more preserved and fermented cabbage products. Some pickled cabbage, sauerkraut or kimchi will make a delicious topping for your favourite sandwich!
What's fresh in this region?Apples, arugula, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), strawberries, sunchokes, tomatoes, zucchini
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…