Decade old farmers’ & artisan markets enrich the culture of this sunny mainland coastline.
Pick up some garden-fresh produce and locally raised meats from seaside farms, and take home treasures forged, sculpted, carved or painted from the largest community of artists in the province.
Tucked into the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia, the Sunshine Coast is a 180 km (110 mile) stretch of paradise and has all the laid-back charm of island living. Here, the mossy rainforest drops from a sculpted shoreline into the Strait of Georgia, and winds itself northward beneath the Coast Mountains from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound. The region offers a wide-range of year-round activities such as sea kayaking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, scuba diving, fresh and saltwater fishing.
What’s in Season in Sunshine Coast
Potatoes make a delicious base or star for a variety of meals. Red, white, russet or yellow, you can bake ’em, mash ’em, boil ’em, fry ’em – the possibilities are endless! Not to mention, these tasty taters can last for week or even months if you have cold storage.
What's Fresh in this Region?Fresh – apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, squash (winter), Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnip (white). Storage/dried/frozen – beans, garlic, shallots.
Featured Market Profile
Rain or shine, the largest outdoor market on the Sunshine Coast. With over 60 vendors on hand from April through September, the Sechelt Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market proudly stands as the largest outdoor market on the Sunshine Coast – rain or shine. The focus has remained on hyper-local food and art ever since a handful…