What's in Season in Richmond, BC
There’s almost always something delicious here at the peak of every season.
Farm-fresh food has always been a staple of Richmond’s culinary scene, with over 200 farms operating within the city limits. Cranberries and blueberries are perhaps Richmond’s most abundant crop, but since the region’s soil is particularly arable, a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables grow here. Locally-raised meat isn’t hard to find, along with ocean-fresh seafood sustainably caught and sold right off the boat at Fisherman’s Wharf. And foodies take note: you’ll find these same quality ingredients in Richmond’s acclaimed restaurants.
Here’s what you can look forward to throughout the year on Richmond’s menus and at its farmers’ markets:
- Spring (March-May) – cabbage, cucumbers, kale, peppers, tomatoes
- Summer (June-August) – broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, spinach
- Fall (September-November) – Brussel sprouts, cranberries, pumpkins, pears, Swiss chard
- Winter (December-February) – apples, cabbage, carrots, onions, parsnips
With Richmond’s bounty of fresh food, it’s no surprise it’s also home to a number of farmers’ markets. The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (May-October), Kwantlen St. Market (late May-October), and the Cannery Farmers Market (October to April) are all great places to score local food and unique artisan crafts. Check out our Events Calendar for details on upcoming market dates.