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
Crunchy with a bit of spiciness, fresh radishes are delicious in salads. Or try them sautéed to reduce the sharp flavour. You can store these fibrous root vegetables in the fridge for up to two weeks.
What's fresh in this region?Asparagus, celery, cucumber, kale, mustard green, onion (green), peas, peppers, radish, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white)
Featured Market Profile
Farm-direct food, amongst the region’s freshest hops. Market goers can now meet Gibsons’ local food-producers as they relax over a fresh pint in a truly magical outdoor setting. Tucked amongst the natural growth of Persephone Brewing Company’s fresh hopyard, vendors set up their booths every Sunday morning from the May long weekend to Labour Day.…