We are blessed on the West Coast with a climate that permits a great diversity of products. From mushroom growers in the Parksville area proving that truffles are not exclusive to France, to another farmer growing tea, of all things, in the Cowichan Valley. And psst, wait for it, there is a small group of farmers on the Islands eagerly waiting for their first crop of olives.
Your West Coast has compiled a list of more than 750 West Coast farms and markets that include breweries and distilleries, wineries and cideries, dairy, eggs, fleece and fibre, fruits, produce, honey and syrup, nuts, and seafood. In addition, there is top quality beef, bison, pork, lamb, venison, and every kind of fowl imaginable.
The West Coast can be self-sustaining. Whether you live in one of the more than 140 communities that make up our beautiful West Coast, or you are just passing through, buy local and support the wonderful group of hard working and dedicated people striving to ensure our food security.