Food by the Season

There is nothing better than experiencing and tasting food at the peak of its season!  In the Southern Vancouver Island region, on the land of the Southern Coast Salish peoples, this means year-round.  There is always something on the go in terms of local food and here are some great seasonal exploration option.

Forge on and enjoy!!

In Season: Arugula, Bok choi/pac choi, Beans (broad), Broccoli (purple sprouting/regular), Cauliflower, Cabbage,  Cilantro, Collards, Green onions, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Parsley, Parsnip, Peas (sugar snap/snow/shelling), Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnip

Strawberries (start late May), Salmon Berries

Where to find: all regional farm markets and farm stands

In Season: Arugula, Asian Greens, Beans (pole/bush), Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives, Cucumber (greenhouse) , Gai Lan, Garlic, Fennel, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mushrooms, Onions (green), Peas (shelling/snap/sugar/snow), Peppers (greenhouse), Potatoes (new) , Radishes, Rutabaga, Sprouts (sunflower/other), Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes (greenhouse)

Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Currants, Haskap Berries, Loganberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Raspberries, Salmon Berries, Saskatoon Berries, Strawberries

Where to find: all regional farm markets and farm stands

In Season: Beans, Beets, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Fennel, Gai Lan, Garlic (cured), Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lentils, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mushrooms, Onions (green, red, yellow), Parsnip, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Sunflower Sprouts, Squash (winter), Tomatoes, Turnips, Wheat (flour), Zucchini

Apples, Asian Pear, Blackberries, Cranberries, Crabapples, Figs, Grapes, Melons (all varieties), Pears, Plums

Where to find:  all regional farm markets and farm stands

In Season: Arugula, Bok choi/pac choi, Broccoli (purple sprouting/regular), Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cabbage,  Cilantro, Collards, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Onions, Parsley, Parsnip, Potatoes, Rutabaga, Swiss Chard, Turnip, Winter Squash.

Apples, Hazelnuts

Where to find: Esquimalt Winter Market, Moss Street Winter Market,