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Farm to Table in British Columbia

Dan's Farm & Country Market

While visiting the capital city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, make your way north to the quaint village of Saanichton. This is where visitors will find Dan's Farm & Country Market, encompassing nearly forty-five acres of land. This wonderful mixed farm features a variety of vegetables and fruits, grown as organically as possible.

During the winter months, visitors will find squash, kiwi, pears and potatoes, while the summer crop includes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melons, tomatoes, peppers and corn.

The fall produces apples, pumpkins, pears and gourds. After selecting your fresh fruits and vegetables, stop by the farm's bakery to indulge in a fresh-baked cinnamon roll. Kids love feeding the farm goats and meeting the rest of the animals. 

Skeena Valley Farmers' Market

A weekly Saturday morning social event, the Skeena Valley Famers’ Market is held on Market Street in Terrace, British Columbia. The market offers a long list of farm fresh and organic items such as vegetables, breads, fish, fruit and even ethnic foods from the area’s multicultural residents.

Part of the BC Association Farmers’ Markets, the event’s weekly offerings change with the season. Springtime visitors will find distinctive bedding plants, while fall provides more garden produce. Year-round staples include music and entertainment buskers, with arts and crafts vendors lining the area.

Victoria Public Market

Originally established in the late 1800s, the Victoria Public Market is a renowned marketplace and event centre in Victoria. The market hosts a number of Vancouver Island regular and annual events specializing in local commerce – like the Victoria Farmer’s Market every Wednesday.

The market is known for hosting a number of educational workshops and classes as well – including a variety of Olive the Senses cooking classes. Certain regional events, like the Stein and Dine: Oktoberfest at the Market, have made the Market their home as well.

Davison Orchards Country Village

Embrace fall in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of central British Columbia. Travel a few miles west of Vernon to visit the Davison Orchards Country Village. The Davison family started their farm in 1933, with an orchard of Macintosh apple trees.

Throughout the years, the Davisons continued the business, growing it into a wonderful Country Market and Village. Step into the Country Market to browse the selection of home-made baked goods, jams, farm produce and a variety of soaps, candles and gifts.

Kids love riding tricycles and climbing on the riding lawnmower in the farm-themed playground and visiting the farm animals in the Critter Corral. Partake in the Johnny Popper Orchard Tour to learn more about the history of the farm.

If you love pumpkins, be sure to visit the farm for the annual Family Pumpkin Fest, featuring everything pumpkin. Take a break for a delicious piece of pie or a meal in Auntie May's Deep Dish Cafe, located in the original farm house.