Food & Farms

Everything from Asparagus to Zucchini

Who needs 100 miles for a balanced diet? The Creston Valley is the home of the 10-mile diet, and it’s a feast at every meal! We’ve got everything from asparagus to zucchini – fresh, wholesome fruit and vegetables, grains, grass-raised beef and chicken, local deli meats, organic cheese, artisan breads made from locally-grown wheat, honey, jams, syrups, and delicious fruit juices.

Sounds "plum" crazy? Then you’ll just have to see it to believe it. Our farmers’ market runs year-round (and outdoors from the beginning of may to mid October), and it’s easy to find commercial fruit stands and dozens of roadside and farm gate sales. 

The Creston Valley is one of BC’s prime agricultural regions. Our continental climate is often modified by air masses of Pacific Ocean origin, especially in winter. That means that our daily maximum temperatures are usually above freezing, even in January, allowing us to grow grapes, peaches, cherries, and more. You’ll feel the pits if you miss it, so buzz over for a visit!

Travelling with a tablet?  Check out the google map showing "A Taste of Creston".

 

ROOT AND VINE ACRES

Fruit, vegetables, herbs and eggs. Pasture raised pork, lamb and goat as well as "free reign" turkey and chicken.

(250) 402-8475
1249 Duck Lake Road
CRESTON  BC  V0B1G0
Canada

CV FARMERS MARKET

The Farmers’ Market offers a unique community of growers, artisans, craftspeople, and entertainment. Bring the family and enjoy the benefits of eating fresh, eating real, and shopping local in the heart of the Kootenays eight months of the year!

250.254.1594
121 NW Blvd.
Creston  BC  V0B1G0
Canada

Wloka Farms Fruit Stand

Fruit and vegetable roadside market and fruit stand in Erickson, BC - just east of Creston, BC on Highway #3. Located in the beautiful Creston Valley in the central Kootenays. Open end of July through October.

250-428-0510
3524 Hwy. 3
Creston  BC  V0B 1K0
Canada

SPECTRUM FARMS

The Kootenay Region Association for Community Living recognizes and supports the rights of all persons to a quality life in the community, this means providing people in the community with disabilities the opportunity to learn about agriculture as they grow and sell local produce. 

(250) 402-8008
849 Erickson St
1702 Cedar St
Creston  BC  V0B 1G5
Canada

JRD FARMS

The orchard is a mixed orchard planted with a variety of apples, pears, peaches, plums and apricots. The vineyard is planted with three different clones of Pinot Noir.

250.428.1442
PO Box 204
Creston  BC  V0B1G0
Canada

TRUSCOTT FARMS

Truscott Farms, a fourth-generation family-run farm, have been  farming in the valley for over 100 years.  The focus is keeping products "home sweet home" for locals to enjoy right in their own backyard.

250.428.4983
3016 Highway 3
Creston  BC  V0B 1G5
Canada

CV Food Action Coalition

The CVFAC motto is Let’s Grow, Let’s Eat, Let’s Share

Visit our website for the local food guide.  Our local projects inlcude operating the local Farmers Market and the Harvest Share program.

250 254-1594
PO Box 1978
Creston  BC  V0B 1G0
Canada

BAD DUCK CARAMEL

We make Bad Duck Caramel in small batches, by hand - using a special family recipe of four ingrediens and two hours of stirring. This ensures that the quality of our caramels is second to none.  Handed down through 3 generations, we are true to the original recipe. The quality and heritage of this caramel is what makes it so special.

(250) 866-5688
Creston  BC  V0B2N1
Canada

SWAN VALLEY HONEY

Local honey, pollination, pollen, propolis and comb honey located in Wynndel BC.

250-866-6861
220 East Placsko Rd
Creston  BC  V0B 1G8
Canada

KOOTENAY MEADOWS

Like the century's old cheese making tradition in Europe, we wanted to create a specialty cheese that reflects the landscape, life and culture of the place it comes from. Our farmstead cheese is handcrafted following the tradition of artisan cheese-makers, and is made using only the raw milk from our own certified organic herd.

(250) 428 9655
3071-16 Street
Box 329
Creston  BC  V0B 1G2
Canada