Salt Spring Island Food
   

Salt Spring Island is often referred to as Canada's organic isle, well known for it's locally produced organic fruits and vegetables. While not all of the island farms are certified organic, most of the island farmers practice organic or natural methods of agriculture. Many of the areas restaurants are now serving locally sourced products and many of the food retailers also have a selection of the islands bounty. The best place to try a sample of what's available is at the Saturday Market in Ganges. Look for vendors with lamb, seasonal produce, artisanal cheese, wild mushrooms and much more. Many of these vendors are also present at the Tuesday market, just behind the Islands Savings in Ganges. If your touring the island keep an eye out for the numerous farm stands that dot the area, where you'll find samples of what's in season during the warmer months. If your planning to locate something specific, leave early, since the stands are often sold out later in the day.

 
 

Salt Spring is also a great source of natural body care products made from the islands locally grown plants and herbs, blended to pamper as well as nurture you. These include soaps, ointments and scents that are available in local shops and at the regions wonderful markets.

Farms, Growers, Producers and Processors - Buy Local Salt Spring Island

Products available from farm gate sales, pick your own, local retailers and/or restaurants.

  • Apple Luscious - Certified Organic Fruits, FG, 112 Heidi Place, Salt Spring Island
  • Au Natural - Organic Produce & Eggs (NC), FG, 105 Twin Flower Way, (250) 538-5522, Salt Spring Island
  • Big Foot Organic Herb Farm - Organic Herbs & Spices (NC), FG, 104 Eagle Ridge Drive, (250) 537-4466, Salt Spring Island
  • Blue Raven Farm - Permaculture Produce (NC), FG, 110 Toynebee Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Bramblewood Farm - Organic Produce & Eggs (NC), FG, TM, 125 Stevens Road, (250) 653-9648, Salt Spring Island
  • Ecoreality Co-op - Organic Produce & Eggs (NC), Permaculture, By Appointment, 160 Sharp Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Falcon Farm - Organic Produce (NC), FG, SM, 455 Musgrave Road, (250) 653-9070, Salt Spring Island
  • Fern Creek Farm - Organic Produce (NC), FG, CS, 492 Isabella Point Road, (250) 653-9158, Salt Spring Island
  • Food Forest Farm - Organic Produce & Meat (NC), FG, TM, 380 Starks Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Fulford Valley Organics - Certified Organic Produce & Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, FG, SM, TM, CS, 2161 Fulford Ganges Road, (250) 653-0041, Salt Spring Island
  • Giacopuzzi Farm - Organic Figs Meats Nuts Produce Seedlings Seeds (NC), CR, 177 Chu An Drive, Salt Spring Island
  • Harbour House Hotel Organic Farm - Organic Produce Fruits Grains Seeds Honey Bigleaf Maple Syrup, (NC), CR, FG (Summer), 121 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Laughing Apple Farm - Organic Apple Juice Fruits Berries Honey (NC), SM, TM, FG by appointment, 900 Beddis Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Indigo Farm - Organic Produce Poultry & Eggs (NC), 289 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Monsoon Coast - Herbs & Spices, SM, 280 Robinson Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Moonstruck Cheese - Certified Organic Cheese, FG, SM, CS, 1306 Beddis Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Night Owl Farm - Certified Organic Meat Poultry Eggs, 2100 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Pastoral Farm - Organic Produce (NC), By appointment, 2281 Fulford Ganges Road, (250) 653-9095, Salt Spring Island
  • Ruckle Heritage Farm - Organic Fruits, Produce, Meat, FG, 1801 Beaver Point Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Salt Spring Island Cheese Company - Cheese, FG, SM, CS, 285 Reynolds Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Salt Spring Lavender - Lavender Products, Salt Spring Island
  • Seven Raven Farm - Permaculture Produce Nuts, FG, 1641 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Soya Nova Tofu - Organic Tofu, 1200 Beddis Road, (250) 537-9651, Salt Spring Island
  • Stone Glen Farm - Certified Organic Produce, FG (Fall), CS, 1072 Isabella Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Stowell Lake Farm - Certified Organic Produce, FG (Tuesdays), 190 Reynolds Road, (250) 653-9466, Salt Spring Island
  • Sunny Hill Farm - Organic Produce (NC), By appointment, 346 Stark's Road, (250) 538-0973, Salt Spring Island
  • Wave Hill Farm - Certified Organic Produce Meat & Eggs, CS, By appointment, 340 Bridgeman Road, (250) 653-4121, Salt Spring Island
  • Whims Farm - Organic Produce, FG, CS, 130 Primerose Lane, (250) 537-5403, Salt Spring Market

CR - Community Restaurants
CS - Community Stores
FG - Farm Gate Sales
NC - Not Certified but practices organic methods or in the process of gaining certification (transitioning)
SM - Saturday Market, April to Thanksgiving, Centenial Park, Ganges
TM - Tuesday's Farmers Market, July to Thanksgiving, 111 Hereford Avenue (United Church Meadow), Ganges
UP - U-Pick

The following producers can be found at Salt Spring markest and supply local retailers and restaurants on the island. There are no farm gate sales.

  • Alder Creek Farm - Organic Produce (NC), CS, SM, TM, 110 Hamilton Home Way, Salt Spring Island
  • Ango Farm - Organic Blue Berries & Herbs (NC), TM, 340 Le Page Road, (250) 537-0022, Salt Spring Island
  • Bright Farm - Certified Organic Produce Fruits & Eggs, CS, SM, TM, 176 Tripp Road, (250) 537-4319, Salt Spring Island
  • Duck Creek Farm - Certified Organic, SM, TM, CS, 134 Tripp Road, (250) 537-5942, Salt Spring Island
  • Grandview Farms - Certified Organic Produce, Meat, Nuts & Herbs, CS, CR, AP, (250) 653-4299, Fulford, Salt Spring Island
  • Neptune Farm - Organic Produce & Fruits (NC), 201 Byron Road, (250) 537-8585, Salt Spring Island
  • Rainbow Road Farm Produce - Organic Produce (NC), 400 Rainbow Road, (250) 537-9662, Salt Spring Island
  • Salt Spring Island Bread Co. - Organic Baked Goods, SM, 251 Forest Ridge Road, (250) 653-4809, Salt Spring Island
  • Salt Spring Island Flour Mill - Organic Flour, CS, 169 Dogwood Lane, (250) 537-4282, Salt Spring Island
  • Salt Spring Sprouts - Organic Produce Sprouts & Mushrooms, SM, CS, TM, 397 Stewart Road, (250) 537-9129, Salt Spring Island
  • Small Earth Organic Farm - Organic Produce SM, TM, 605 Fulford-Ganges Road, (250) 653-4199, Salt Spring Island

Looking to dine out, then have a look at our Restaurant & Bar section and ask your server about what's prepared with local ingredients.

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