The Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Basin

18 Farmers' Markets

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

Green Beans

Rich in minerals and vitamins, green beans are harvested while the beans are still in their pod so that you can enjoy enjoy that tasty crunch! Grill on the BBQ and toss with a balsamic vinaigrette and toasted shaved almonds, or chop up into a salad with fresh cherry tomatoes and red onion. The delicious possibilities are endless!

What's fresh in this region?
Apples, apricot, arugula, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, leek, lettuce, melons, mizuna, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (green, white, yellow), peach, pears, peas, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, strawberries, sunchokes, tomatoes, zucchini

Farmers' Markets

The Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Basin Farmers' Markets

Kaslo Saturday Market


Nelson Farmers’ Market