From misty Haida Gwaii, to the Skeena River, volcanic valleys, glacial lakes and snowy mountains—enjoy the view of each market you visit.
Each farmers’ market is a reflection of its location, offering unique products from birch syrup and haskap berries, to candied salmon, and wild mushrooms. Visit the 12 farmers’ markets in the region, and while you’re there, fill up your bag with freshly harvested greens, flavourful preserves, heritage grains, and fresh baked bread.
This vast region of Northern British Columbia extends up to the Yukon/Alaska border with sweeping glaciated valleys, volcanic rock formations, towering mountain ranges and mist-shrouded coast. Northern BC is also home to the ancient Great Bear Rainforest, and the Haida Gwaii archipelago.
What’s in Season in Northern BC
Packed with over a dozen minerals and vitamins, mushrooms are a great way to boost nutrition – and flavour – in your meals. There are hundreds of available farmed and foraged varieties to try! Cook up some pink oyster or matsutake (pine mushrooms) in your favourite fish or seafood dish, or try fried portobello or shiitake with your next brunch. Best stored in a paper bag, fungi can last up to 10 days in your fridge.
What’s Fresh in this Region?Fresh – kale, mushrooms. Storage/dried/frozen – apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, garlic, leek, onion, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash, turnip, zucchini.
Featured Market Profile
Twenty-five years of community support. Back in 1994, a small handful of Queen Charlotte farmers began a roadside market out the back of their trucks. After years of community support, the Queen Charlotte Farmers’ Market in Haida Gwaii now operates year-round under the shelter of a purpose-built kiosk at the local Community Club. No matter…