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
An integral piece of Pender’s community identity. Since 1978, Pender Island’s local economy has relied heavily on the support of year-round residents. Though the population swells with visitors arriving for the summer, it’s the local community whose unwavering support of the Island’s food producers that help make the Pender Island Farmers’ Market what it is…