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
Bursting with Vitamin C and a wealth of other nutrients, cabbage is a delightful addition to meals. Storing well, you may find some for tossing in a salad or sautéing for breakfast with eggy weggies, this time of year you may find more preserved and fermented cabbage products. Some pickled cabbage, sauerkraut or kimchi will make a delicious topping for your favourite sandwich!
What's fresh in this region?Apples, artichoke, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cranberries, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, kiwi, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), pumpkin, quince, radish, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini. You may also still be able to find beans and shallots!
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…