Farms & Markets
The Cowichan Valley, Duncan included, has certainly earned its fast-growing reputation as one of Canada's most promising food and wine production regions.
Fresh farmgate eggs, seasonal produce, artisan bakeries, award-winning cheesemakers, organic grain-fed meat, bistros specializing in the 100-Mile Diet, and nearly a dozen vineyards make the area a must-visit for serious foodies.
The Duncan Farmers’ Market packs booths of local growers and artisans in one place. For those that feel like exploring, head out on a Cowichan Bay food tour to visit Hilary’s Cheese & Deli, True Grain Bakery, the Udder Guys ice cream shop and more.
Duncan Farmers’ Market
The slow food philosophy (read: fresh, local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic) is shared by most growers here. And there's nowhere better to get a taste of the fields than at the Duncan Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays year-round in the revitalized downtown core. Check out the all-Cowichan selection of produce, crafts, clothing, and baked goods as musicians, jugglers, magicians, and dancers entertain the throngs.