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
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, apricots, artichoke, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage (savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, corn, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, nectarines, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, peaches, pears, peppers, plum, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, rutabagas, shallots, spinach, squash (summer), strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Featured Market Profile
Generations of farming traditions in the heart of Powell River. For over 100 years, Powell River’s local farmers have sustained the community through their diverse, abundant farmlands. And for the past 30 plus years, there’s been an enchanting country-style farmers’ market hidden amongst the natural beauty of a picturesque provincial park, celebrating the community’s local…