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
Little bursts of sweet delight, strawberries are full of vitamin C and rich in antioxidants. Add them to a fresh salad, pop them into a pie, or enjoy them just as they are!
What's fresh in this region?Asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, garlic, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onion (green), peas, potatoes, radish, rhubarb, Saskatoon berries, spinach, strawberries, turnip, zucchini
Featured Market Profile
Local farmers and community, gathering to make lives better. Moss Street has been the home of one of Victoria’s most popular year-round farmers’ markets since regional food producers began setting up farm stands at the Sir James Douglas School Grounds in the early 1990s. Continually one of the best-attended markets in the region, more than…