Organic: Carrots, Beets, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Gourds, Sugar Pumpkins, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Salad Lettuce, Kale Chard, Corn, Blueberries, Strawberries, Beef, Eggs
“In excess of 50 varieties of tree fruits throughout the year, Gatzke’s Farm Market has grown to include a licensed patio restaurant and café, farmers market featuring garden-fresh produce, specialty products unique to the Okanagan including gourmet jams, jellies and grandma Gatzke famous homemade pies.”
“Farm Market is stocked with a flavourful selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, preserves, honey, hard ice-cream, fresh pies, 100% pure apple juice; they invite you to ‘Come taste the difference’ in over 40 varieties of modern and heritage apple varieties grown in the orchards. Tour the extensive gardens and pick your own flowers for bouquets for special occasions or everyday. School children from all over take part in the educational orchard tours offered each autumn, and in late September the Hanna family hosts “APPLE FEST”~a celebration of ‘everything apple’ featuring something fun for every member of the family to do. A beautiful selection of giftware and local crafts make visiting Hanna and Hanna Orchards Farm Market a memorable stop.”
“We do U-pick and sell blueberries. Our blueberries are guarantee that there has been no chemical fertilizers nor pesticides used on our blueberries.”
“Our range of award winning specialty cheeses are made by hand by our Master Cheesemaker Paul Sutter, using milk pure and fresh from our Heritage Dairy Farms on Vancouver Island. You’re invited to savour the delicious “terroir” from these rare, privileged, coastal valley environments.”
“Island Bison is committed to providing our customers with the best quality buffalo meat products. Our bison are raised in a clean, natural environment without chemicals, hormones or steroids.
We have all the cuts of meat – the same as the cuts of beef with which you are familiar including:
Roasts, steaks, ground buffalo, stew, and breakfast sausage.
Organ meats are also available: heart, tongue, kidneys and liver.
Bones are available for soups or for your dogs.
summer sausage, salami, pepperoni , smokies and Italian sausage.
We give a cooking guide and a free cookbook to each customer!
We deliver to locally:
Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland…
usually the same week you place your order. Our freezer truck delivers to southern destinations on Vancouver Island upon request.”
Comox, Vancouver Island
” …over 80 farmers, fishers, and bakers bring their locally-produced products to market.
Why it pays to visit the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market…
• The food is at its freshest because it doesn’t have to travel hundreds of miles to get to you.
• Local producers can select their produce varieties for taste, rather than their ability to travel.
• You can help ensure that local farmland will stay in production.
• You can talk to the people who grow or make your food and they can and will respond to your needs, tastes, and questions.
• More than a marketplace, it’s a social gathering where friends and families meet.”
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, lists farmers markets in British Columbia.
Sustainable Food System
“FarmFolk / CityFolk Society is a non-profit society that works with farm & city to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. We develop and operate projects that provide access to & protection of foodlands; that support local, small scale growers and producers; and that educate, communicate and celebrate with local food communities.”
Greater Vancouver, Victoria
“This list is never up-to-date. Gardens still in the development phase aren’t included, contact people at the gardens change frequently and some contacts don’t want their names listed.
The list will grow over time, and will include more information on each garden, will include gardens outside Vancouver and also e-mail addresses and garden web pages.”