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 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
Featured Market Profile
An original Kootenays farmers’ market, New Denver is here to stay. The small village with big community, New Denver has hosted their weekly Friday Market, every June through September since 1995. Against breathtaking views of the Kootenay Rockies, this gem of a market spreads out under the maple trees of Main Street on the beautiful…