Farm stands and farmer’s markets are a popular experience and a driver for agritourism in the Shuswap.

Building community around food by supporting local food security initiatives is key to keeping our local farms and businesses around.

“The Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market is entering its sixth season in its location at the 300 block of Ross Street near Hudson Avenue. With a mandate to build community around food, this rain-or-shine market features eight vegetable and produce vendors, with a total of up to 50 vendors at full capacity.

With a fountain and stage nearby, live music and entertainment, as well as kids’ activities, are often organized onsite. Curb side pickup for orders placed through the market’s online store is also available.”

There is also an all organic market on Wednesday’s at the uptown Askew’s in Salmon Arm, and farmer’s markets in surrounding areas such as Sorrento, Sicamous, Scotch Creek, and Enderby.

“Agriculture is a huge asset in the Shuswap with over 600 large and small-scale producers. As the agricultural offerings of the Silver Creek, Yankee Flats and Falkland areas are being given a spotlight for a pilot project being planned by the regional district, we can hope that agritourism continues to expand the tourism in the Shuswap as a four-season destination”

Don’t miss out on the fun and delicious treats of the Shuswap!

Sources: Salmon Arm Observer and BC Farmer’s Market Trail