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
Potatoes make a delicious base or star for a variety of meals. Red, white, russet or yellow, you can bake ’em, mash ’em, boil ’em, fry ’em – the possibilities are endless! Not to mention, these tasty taters can last for week or even months if you have cold storage.
What's Fresh in this Region?Fresh – apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, quince, strawberries, turnip.
Featured Market Profile
The food-focused market committed to sustainability. The Esquimalt Farmers’ Market leads by example when it comes to healthy living, local food, and community interaction. For more than 5 years this market has remained committed to healthy and local living through relationship building and environmental sustainability within their community. This year-round market operates in Esquimalt Memorial…