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
Did you know that beet leaves were actually historically consumed before the roots? A perfect addition to juices and salads, this vibrant vegetable is rich in antioxidants, folate, fibre, and manganese. Roast them for extra sweetness or pair with balsamic vinegar for a more balanced taste!
What's fresh in this region?apples, arugula, burdock root, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), potatoes, radish, spinach
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…