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
Broccoli is a nutrient-dense vegetable under the cabbage family, traditionally valued for boosting health and longevity. To get the most of its nutrient content, consume broccoli as soon as you get them fresh from your farmers’ market, preferably within three days. Another way to make the most of its phytonutrients and fiber is to eat the stalks and its leafy greens, along with the florets!
What's fresh in this region?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)
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.…