Farms & Markets
Cedar, named for the thick stands of Western Red Cedar that still cover large portions of the area, is a rural community 10 minutes north of Ladysmith off the Trans Canada Highway 1.
The community is home to richly fertile farms and orchards including Yellow Point Cranberries, Blue Harvest Farm, and Hazelwood Herb Farm. The Cedar Farmers' Market, is held at a grassy field near the Crow & Gate Pub on Yellow Point Road from May to October. In Ladysmith find a selection of specialty food shops.
Fruit and Herb Farms
Yellow Point Cranberries (4532 Yellow Point Road), open for tours year-round, features an on-site store with 20 varieties of jams, jellies, chutneys, and salsas, and Cranberry Lemon Liqueur with rosehips. The best time to visit is during the fall harvest, when the fields are bright red with fruit. Nine varieties of certified organic blueberries – fresh or frozen – are available at Blue Harvest Farm (13387 Code Road off Cedar Road near the Nanaimo Airport) from early July to mid-August.
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