Suppliers: Vancouver Island
Ann-Marie's blackberry and raspberry vinegars are made with fresh Island berries. Rich in colour and flavour they make wonderful salad dressings. They also can be used in marinades, baking and pickling. Try a splash in your drinking water.
Arbutus wood crafts including wonderful handcrafted unique salad sets, pendants, food servers, pate knives, key chains, whale knives and Arbutus Art sculptures. Made from forest fall downs, dead branches and trees from salvaged sources.
We are a community-based cooperative located in the Cowichan Valley where rolling farmland and towering coastal forests intersect. This unique relationship between field and forest creates the ideal environment for our members to grow, harvest and process organic aromatic crops and conifer boughs into therapeutic grade essential oils. We will provide a variety of workshops and demonstrations to educate others on the distillation process and the health benefits of essential oil products and services.
Artisan Edibles manufactures, wholesales and retails high quality gourmet products. The product line includes: Champagne & Wild Rose Petal Jelly, Wild Mirabelle Plum Jelly, Pomegranate Hot Pepper Jelly, Raspberry Cardamon Jelly, Blueberry Lavender Jelly, Quince Mostarda, Rhubarb Sour Cherry Chutney, Meyer Lemon Chutney, Apple Fig Ginger Chutney, Summer Berry Topping and a Rose Petal Scone Mix.
Retail products: Maple syrup from bigleaf maple. Nursery propagated native trees. Burls and stumps for turning and carving. Wholesale products: Arbutus branches for bird toys and perches.
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is a 100 acre living museum. Spend the day riding the train and experience BC's forest heritage. Get a glimpse into the past and experience spectacular bird watching while walking the forest trails. Taste West Coast maple syrup and discover how to make your own at the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival in February! Make sure to try the delicious recipes in our online maple cook book.
BEEeautifully handcrafted in the Comox Valley, BC, BEEcoming Candles are made from sheets of natural 100% honeycomb beeswax from BC, and are by far, one of the healthiest, cleanest, most economical and eco-friendly candles on the market today! Because they are natural and non-toxic, they are child and pet friendly. The occasions to use or share beeswax candles are endless and include health benefits, de-stress and relaxation, home décor, holiday celebrations (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter), Gift Giving, Souvenirs, Weddings & Anniversaries, and Religious & Spiritual ceremonies to name but a few. The BEEcoming Candles Product Line includes: Tapers (straight and pencil cut, two color tapers, fluted tapers) Pillars of various sizes, Votive candles, "BEE Lites" (tea lights), “Sushi” Gift Set, custom designed logos or souvenir pillars (Canadian flag), “BEE Hives”, and Christmas Tress! The possibilities are endless for any special or custom orders you may have.
BC native plant and medicinal herbs teaching centre. Herbal ointments, tinctures and glycerites made annually in 3-4 day herbal intensive workshops every July. Ongoing apprenticeships for natural health business. Non-certified organic raspberries and garlic. Hard working woofers welcome or paid farm stays.
Set amongst the backdrop of world class sea kayaking destinations, our culinary focus on locally sourced regional cuisine & expertly matched BC wine pairings showcase the best that Vancouver Island & British Columbia have to offer. The only company to offer high quality gourmet kayak adventure vacations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We run lodge based & camping sea kayaking expeditions. We aim to provide the best in professional guides, equipment, itineraries & of course, meals. A highly enjoyable & memorable sea kayaking experience.
Bold Point Centre is slowly developing. We've expanded to include program development for various resorts. Resorts are changing emphasis from sport fishing to soft adventures / experiential programs. To activate such programs, they need non-timber product inventories done and blended into educational opportunities. The wildcrafting component is then blended a second time to draw upon First Nation and settler histories. We then blend a third time to build programs which address current issues: salmon farms, aquaculture, organic foods, eco-footprints, 100 km diet.
1. Wild crafting and processing training workshops, mushrooms, berries, herbs for teas, juice, jellies, dried marinades, pickling; 2. Accommodations available; 3. Certified Educator, Certified Professional Interpreter.
A grocery store with a difference! Quality food at real prices - and everything is from BC. Find fresh meat and gourmet sausages; the best selections of seasonal fresh produce; bread, milk, peanut butter... and lots of other tasty treats. All products sourced for best practices, ie: hormone/ antibiotic free, pastured, preservative free. Real food, real prices, real local.
Full service Garden Centre with a large selection of Native Plants. Native Plant experts and horticultural technicians on staff to answer all of your gardening questions. Live and fresh cut BC christmas trees and holiday greens available in December.
Our wine shop is open daily for tastings. Private groups are welcome to book in advance. Enjoy dining in the rustic ambience of grape vines, cedar trees and fresh sea air, come and visit us at Cherry Point Vineyard's Bistro. Open seasonally for lunch; experience the unique vineyard views, innovative West Coast inspired cuisine made with fresh local ingredients and award winning Island wines. Parties and private booking inquiries are welcome. Please call ahead to confirm bistro and wine shop hours.
An educational dormitory facility offering bunk style accommodation, full kitchen and laundry, a natural history library and 3 classrooms of various sizes. Open to all and suitable for groups of adults or children from 2 to 32. Two hour to one week educational programs about the natural and cultural history of Clayoquot Sound are available.
Personal nature tours of Vancouver Island's old growth rainforest of giant trees, mountain meadows, marine life, wildlife and bird watching areas with a biologist trained by Interpretation Canada.
We are committed to social change through our public talks and workshops. Our goal is to raise awareness using food, farming, farmers and farmland as a meeting point to understand how our daily actions impact all of us. We make wildberry preserves, healing teas from stinging nettles and holiday wreaths. We build cabinets from local alder; we make towel racks and basic furniture from our own tree branches.
We balance our efforts between farm and forest. Within each season, we harvest and preserve oregon grape, blackberries, our fresh tomatoes, produce, chutneys and pasta sauce. Fall is mushroom time and we supply local restaurants with our chanterelles. All are available from Pier St. Farmers' Market on sundays. We invite Island chefs and restauranteurs to call us for fast, dependable delivery of fresh chanterelles.
Self contained guesthouse for up to four people. A large organic garden from which we sell produce. We also sell big leaf maple syrup, many organic syrups and jams made from the local wild berries. Cortes gardens also carries a very large line of organic soaps made with fresh rainwater right on thru to sap from the local trees. We also offer a full line of eco tours of Cortes Island, both walking and boat tours.
Hand-harvested, wild, edible seaweeds, including two kinds of kelp. Harvested with love and respect off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Medicinal salves made with herbs wild-crafted from our coastal rainforest. Used for: psoriasis and eczema; arthritis and joint pain; anti-viral specific to Herpes Simplex I & II and bone-related injuries. Amanda also offers seaweed tours on the beach where you will learn how to harvest local, edible seaweeds sustainably, properties of seaweeds, their healing benefits, cooking with seaweeds and more. She also offers kelp forest eco-tours and classroom presentations.
Damali is a Provènce-themed farm where you can take a walk among rows of lavender, vineyard, herb gardens, greenhouse and artisan vinegary. Stroll away the stresses of the day and rejuvenate your soul in the sanctuary of the labyrinth. Browse in the Shoppe for all natural, handmade household and body products as well as dried flowers, conifer oil distillations, essential oils, & lavender arts & crafts. Take time out to Indulge your Senses & Savour the Lifestyle with a day trip or a luxurious stay at this working farm and B&B.
Deerholme Farm is a culinary destination in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. The farm hosts dinners, cooking classes and forages in a restored 1918 farmhouse. Events in the spring and fall are based on wild foods - particularly mushrooms. Owner Bill is a French-trained chef, two-time winner of a world cookbook award and the author of the Savoury Mushroom - a guide to cooking wild and cultivated mushrooms. Bill is also an expert in First Nations foods and technology and a renowned chef and educator. Please see the website (under events) for details and dates.
Delphys Naturals is a Comox Valley-based company that incorporates local natural ingredients to provide high quality body care products that are pure, safe and effective in everyday living. Some ingredients that are used include aloe, shea butter, coconut, seaweed and more. Delphys Naturals strives and is proud to make all of their products Natural and Organic, allowing them to be ecologically friendly. Products include: lotions, massage oils, medicinal salves, facial scrubs and moisturizers that leave your skin at its' finest.
Dragonfly Dreaming was established in 1996, and has become known as a 'Canadian pioneer of natural body care', as founder Beth Lischeron has tirelessly worked to educate the general public about the benefits of plant-based healing and body care.
Throughout the past 15 years, Dragonfly Dreaming has maintained a proven standard of product quality, efficacy and integrity. Annual activities include distilling our certified organic lavender; distilling and infusing many wildcrafted organic plants and carefully blending these at our Cowichan Valley studio to produce a line of plant-based perfumes, healing salves, baby care and skin care especially for those with chemical sensitivities.
The Dragonfly Dreaming Cobble Hill studio is open by appointment; distillation, events and workshops seasonally. Please call for information or to plan a workshop.
Located at the BC Forest Discovery Centre just north of Duncan on the corner of the Island Hwy and Drinkwater Rd. Open every Saturday 9 am - 2 pm. A wide range of farm products - produce, jams, preserves as well as craft creations. Lunch available on site. Spend the day and visit the Forest Centre as well!
Locally made herbal tonics and teas. Gourmet tea blends made with the finest ingredients. We use wildcrafted and organic herbs whenever possible. Hand picked on the Island. Lily Fawn has 15 years experience in holistic medicine Call to book a one hour massage.
Ecological landscape design, arbourculture, installation, maintenance and consultation. Recycled and eco-harvested wood for decks, fences and arbours. Quiet, non-polluting lawn and garden maintenance. "Be at peace in your garden".
"Wild Things" jellies made from salal, Oregon grape, chokecherries, and blackberries as well as a selection of herbs (plants, fresh-cut, jellies and vinegars), and seasonal vegetables. We propagate native plants, trees, and sword ferns. Christmas greenery, wreaths, and swags. Check our web-site for specials and availability.
We are award winning producers of 100% organic West Coast Bigleaf Maple Syrup made from Bigleaf Maples on our 5 acre estate of forest and wonderful gardens in the heart of Cobble Hill. Come and stay at our wonderful Bed & Breakfast too!
We have the largest selection of native plants in the Pacific Northwest including camas, trilliums, fawn lilies, shooting stars, ferns and many more native shrubs, perennials and bulbs.
Established in 1996 by Joseph Gonyeau and Wendy Greer. The concept was simple. First, produce 100% botanical, long lasting olive oil soaps. Second, create a 100% natural healing and moisturizing line of skin care products not found anywhere else in the world. Third, grow as many herbs as possible to keep the products local and affordable. The concept has not changed. We manufacture our olive oil based skin care in small batches using the finest unrefined ingredients. We grow own herbs and flowers and infuse them into olive oil. This allows the healing quality of the plants to be slowly extracted. The benefits to your skin can be felt after a few weeks. Some of the ingredients you won't find in our products are: Parabens, alcohol, SLS, Dyes, or any other manmade chemicals that have been proven to be harmful to the human body and the environment. These guidelines have helped us create a truly unique line of skin care for the whole family.
Established 1998, proprietor Christine Hopkins is a Registered Aromatherapist and Essential Oil Therapist... specializing in a unique combination of Thalasso (seaweed) and Aromatherapy products and services, including treatments using wild, organic seaweeds. Featuring top quality, therapeutic grade, organic and/or wildcrafted essential oils and natural skin and body care products. Retail sales of essential oils, hydrosols - as well as Ferlow Botanicals herbal products. Christine also conducts hands-on workshops, classes, and educational tours with an integrated approach using natural seaweeds in combination with essential oils and herbal products. Please visit our website - call or email to find out more about treatment options including our luxurious 'French Beach Special' - a seaweed soak followed by Aromatherapy Massage!
Over 400 flavours of gourmet jams, jellies, marmalades, syrups, chutneys, sauces, wine and beer jellies made from BC wild berries and plants. Herbal teas and products from wild herbs and berries. Big leaf maple products. Cedar, fir, salal, wild rose petal jellies. Seasonal wreaths, swags and garlands. Farm store open by appointment only.
Great Bear Nature Tours offers grizzly bear viewing tours from Port Hardy to the central coast of BC. Our charming floating lodge accommodates 10 guests. As the only company operating in our river system, we offer an unparalleled wilderness experience. The all-inclusive tours include of accommodation, transfers from Port Hardy by seaplane, gourmet meals, two wildlife viewing sessions per day and other activities such as interpretive rainforest hikes and inlet cruises.
Knight Inlet's most complete grizzly bear and orca safari. Small, friendly lodge, experienced guides (averaging 25 years in Knight Inlet) and great scenery and wildlife: grizzly bears, orcas, humpbacks, dolphins, bald eagles and many more.
Wreaths, garlands, swags, and centerpieces made from fresh forest greens for all seasons. First Nations cultural interpretive ecotours. Educational seminars on forest botanicals (the past & present use of First Nations traditional use of the forest). Medicinal salves made from fresh forest botanicals.
Retail sales operation providing: Christmas trees and evergreen foliage including fir, cedar, sequoia, pine, holly, red-osier dogwood and other hardwoods and dahlia flowers and tubers. Farm located in the Cedar/Yellowpoint Area on Vancouver Island.
Wildcraft medicine from the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Medicinal salves, creams, oils and customized folkherbal formulas. Trained by the medicine people in west coast tradition - all our formulas are hand picked and processed fresh for optimal potency and effectiveness. Word of mouth is our reputation! Also available are educational wildcrafting presentations upon request, as well as limited apprenticeship programs. At Hedgewych Wilds we are dedicated to the preservation of the wild lands and their folkherbal knowledge. Check out our new blog! www.hedgewychwylds.blogspot.com. Order online: www.hedgewychwylds.com; Sheila@hedgewychwylds.com or by phone: 250-597-2671
First Nations Owned. First Nations Operated. First in Quality. Welcome to the House of Himwitsa! Himwitsa, in the Nuu Chah Nulth language, describes the tradition of tribe elders sharing wisdom with the young through the cherished art of storytelling. Enter the Himwitsa Art Gallery and view some of the world’s most sought after award-winning fairly traded masks, carvings and jewelry. Specialists in artwork from British Columbia First Nations: Nuu- Chah- Nulth, as well as Tlingit, Tsimshian, Kwaguilth, Haida, Salish, and Coast Salish Nations. Each creation has a story to tell. We are First Nations owned and operated, specializing in fair trade First Nations artwork handcrafted by our region’s most talented and innovative native artists. Listen…one has a story for you.
Several Varieties of Garlic, Jams, Jellies, Chutney, Pickled Beets, Dill Pickles, Spicy Dilled Beans, Thai Style Chili Sauce, Dried Chanterelle Mushrooms, Vegetable Starter Plants, Herbs, Walking Sticks, plus Other Neat Stuff. Open "By Chance" or come see us on Saturdays from May to October at the Honeymoon Bay Market from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Call or email for directions.
You can find us at ‘The Coffee Mill’ and Community Gardens location in Honeymoon Bay. Open Saturdays 10-2 from May ‘til Thanksgiving. We offer a wide range of market products including wild crafted herbal, medicinal, and personal care products, twig and barn board furniture, blackberry products, nature photography, pottery, pickles and pies, ..oh my! Local produce in-season including bedding plants and veggie starts. So come out to our rustic ‘frontier town’ market, you’ll be glad you did. New vendors and buskers welcome.
100% Natural Jute Shopping Bags - Jute the "Golden Fibre" is an environmentally friendly, strong natural fibre that is bio-degradable and recyclable. Jute bags are both reusable and sustainable. MESH produce bags made of 100% Jute fibre. Perfect for packaging produce and protecting bottles. These bags are available in five packs to suit all your shopping needs.
Infuse Tea creates delicious herbal infusions from locally-grown, organic, wild-foraged and/or fairly-trade ingredients. Infuse Teas are a truly local product, with the majority of our ingredients grown on Vancouver Island and all teas blended and packaged by hand in Victoria BC. Teas are sold in tins and by the cup at local markets, see website for details.
Located along the Cowichan River in Quamichan, Intertribal Trades provides workshops, medicines and in-home, private consultations. As a young girl, Della Rice Sylvester learned from her grandmothers Ellen Johnny and Sylvestra Modeste. Della's innate knowledge of local plants and their properties allows her to offer homemade, all natural and wild crafted salves, oils, teas and herbal combinations as food supplements. Ellen Rice White (Kwulasulwut) has endowed Della with spiritual and cultural guidance around the use and energy of the medicines. She has studied under Nancy Turner and worked hands on with Lorene Benoit, of the Tree of Light Institute, on plant identification, applications, assessment and preparations. Local Indigenous Arts & Crafts also available.
Please contact Della for an appointment.