Enjoy fresh foods from the land and Salish Sea with an ocean breeze at your back.
Ease into island time and enjoy the abundance of food and drink made possible by the mild climate across this region. Nearly every community here has a farmers’ market, many are open year-round, letting you eat with the seasons all year long. Find ultra local fruit, veggies, fresh dairy, mushrooms, and honey as well as wine, cider and mead at one of the dozens of farmers’ markets in this region. Shop for fresh foods from the hundreds of local vendors with an ocean breeze at your back
Despite being the largest island on the west coast of North America, Vancouver Island has a laid back island feel, making it easy to relax, restore and recharge in the region’s cosmopolitan centres, small towns and snug harbours. Along with the stunning Gulf Islands, this region offers spectacular ocean views, snow-capped mountains, softly curving beaches, and incredible wildlife viewing of furred, feathered and finned friends.
What’s in Season in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands
Not only are these sweet pops of delight full of nutrients and antioxidants, they are wonderful in cooking! Slice onto a fresh salad, reduce into a jam or jelly for toast or baking, or get adventurous and roast with walnuts to add with wild rice. And let’s not forget they are great to pair with most dinners via a nice bottle of BC wine.
What's fresh in this region?Apples, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cranberries, cucumber, garlic, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, plum, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini
Featured Market Profile
Time to relax, along Campbell River’s waterfront. Very few pass through Campbell River without meandering down Pier Street for a breathtaking view of the Strait of Georgia. Located along the breakwater every Sunday from May through September, the Pier Street Farmers’ Market is a destination for thousands of Campbell Rivers locals and tourists, all eager…