What's Fresh?
July 2017

on South Vancouver Island, BC Canada

arugula, beets, basil, blackberries, braising greens, carrots, cherries, cherry tomatoes, garlic, green onions, greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, kale, lettuce, microgreens, mint, mushrooms, parsley, peas (english, snap and snow pea), new potatoes, radish, rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, zucchini

localvegetables.jpg

Why Eat Local?

When you make the choice to support locally grown & produced foods, you:
 

  • protect farmland, ensuring local food security
  • support & grow community
  • preserve artisan & heritage practices
  • make greater connections to your food
  • enjoy fresh, naturally ripened & nutritious food
  • slow down & savor the goodness
getfreshguide_background_2.jpg
 

The Get Fresh Guide connects eaters with the growers, producers, suppliers & supporters of fresh, local food & drink; plus responsibly sourced farm direct products.

 
 

we grow it

We are the farmers that grow your food & ethically raise animals

we make it

We are your local makers: beer, cider, wine, spirits, artisan products & foods

we provide it

Vendors of local wares: liquor stores, markets and grocery shops

we serve it

Serving local food from downtown Victoria BC to North Saanich

 

we live it

We are the people that live & share the get fresh way of life

we source it

When it can't be grown here, we fairly source farm direct products from afar

markets

Supporting local food networks through celebration & community

food trucks

Roving local food purveyors keep you getting fresh on the go

recipes

resources

news & events

Pick up your guide & prepare to Get Fresh

VICTORIA TO THE SAANICH PENINSULA

 

10 Acres
Abeego
Babe's Honey Farm
Berryman Farm
Biophilia Shop
Bright Greens
Compost Education Centre
Deep Cove Market

de Vine Wines & Spirits
Driftwood Brewery
Esquimalt Farmers Market
Fairfield Market & Cafe + Play
Farm + Field Butchers
Fernwood Coffee
Fernwood NRG
Fireweed Farm & School

Flying Fish Winery
FreshCoast Health Food Bar
Fry's Bakery
Gobind Farm
Goldstream Market
Haliburton Community Farm
Harvest Rd.
JagaSilk

Lifestyle Markets
Madrona Organic Farm
McTavish Academy of Art
The Market Garden
Moss Street Market
Oak Bay Seafood
Oaklands Market
Patagonia

getfreshguide_12.jpg

Get Fresh @ the Market

Gather up your baskets & reusable bags & head on down to your local market to stock up on fresh fruit & veg, baking, crafts & more.

Esquimalt Farmers Market
Thursday Nights 4:30 to 7:30pm

Goldstream Market
Saturdays 10am to 2pm

Moss Street Market
Saturdays 10am to 2pm

North Saanich Farm Market
Saturdays 9:30am to 12:30pm

Oaklands Sunset Market
Wednesday Nights 4:30 to 8:30pm

Saanich Sunday Farmers Market
Sundays 10am to 2pm

Sidney Street Market
Thursday Nights 5:30 to 8:30pm

Sidney Street Market
Thursday Nights 5:30 to 8:30pm

Sooke Country Market
Saturdays 10am to 2pm

 

Get Fresh on Wheels

On the run & looking for some fresh & local snacks to power your day?

Find your favourite local food truck:

Deadbeetz Fresh Food Truck
@Newcombe Square (behind the Royal BC Museum)
Monday to Saturday 11am to 3pm

FreshCoast Health Food Truck
Follow us on facebook to find the truck

JUMA
@Moss St., Oaklands & Esquimalt Markets

 

Buying Local Feels Good

The deeper we dive into our local communities the richer our relationships and experiences become.

Shopping local is a joyful endeavour where we can slow down and appreciate the
bounty from the land and treasure the skillfull creation of fabulous food by local artisans.

 
getfreshguide_14.jpg