Super sweet mid-July corn from Silver Rill Farm in Saanich, B.C.
There are numerous reasons people buy property on, or retire to, B.C.’s west coast. It rarely snows, a big consideration for winter-enslaved Canadians who have ruined their backs shoveling sidewalks six months a year. An oceanside view is generally no more than a saunter away. And for food lovers, fruits and vegetables not only ripen much sooner than on the windswept prairies (think mid-July) but are generally so superior you’d gladly forsake the local farmers’ market back home.
Fresh-from-the-ocean crab in Saanich, B.C.
Early-season corn, from Silver Rill Farm in central Saanich, that’s as sweet and tender as you’ll ever taste
Super-sweet carrots and baby beets at the weekly market in Ganges on Salt Spring Island
How about a bouquet of basil from the weekly market in Sidney?
What more do you need than fresh treats pulled from the land and sea?
Finished by some fresh berries
Even if you can’t eat it, you can admire the exquisite beauty of an $11 bouquet from Farm Gate Store on Mayne Island