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Produce in the Alberni Valley

Part of our mission is to increase food security in the Alberni Valley. The resources on this page will help you source and grow your food locally.

Garden Clubs and Projects:

Grow Local Project - Email growlocal.acrd@gmail.com to join their mailing list. You will receive weekly gardening tips and notifications about free gardening workshops and events. To learn more about this project click here

Mt. Klitsa Garden Club - Meetings occur on the first Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, at Echo Centre. If you are looking for more information you can contact Shirley Reimer 250-724-1550.

- There is no meeting in July, August, and December 

Community Gardens:

Dry Creek Community Garden - for information about the garden please visit their website or Facebook page 

Farmers Markets:

Spirit Square Farmers Market - Year-round on Saturdays from 9 am to noon at the Harbour Quay

- Check their Facebook page for updates

Market on Margaret - Wednesdays from 6 pm to 9pm on Margaret St. (outside Twin City Brewery) in the Summer

- Check their website or Facebook page for updates

Port Alberni Farmers Market - Year-round on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 6211 Cherry Creek Rd.

- Check their Facebook page for updates 

The Uptown Urban Market - Fridays noon till 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 2 pm at 3135 2nd. Ave, Port Alberni

- Open May 5 to September 30, 2017 

- Check their Facebook page for updates 

Vegetable Growing Resources:

Coastal British Columbia planting chart - click here

Coastal British Columbia fall and winter harvest planting chart - click here 

Crop planning tool - click here 

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust West Coast Gardening Guide - click here 

For general information on how to grow different vegetables - click here 

Transition Town Society Food Directory:

For a list of farmers markets, local farms and locations where you can buy local meat and produce click here

CMHA Healthy Harvest Farm:

This farm provides an opportunity for those affected by mental illness to be involved in the local farming community and a supportive, low stress work environment. You can seasonally purchase produce from them. To sign up for their box program contact Anna (healthy.harvest@cmha.bc.ca). You can find more information about the box program fees in the "About" section of their Facebook page. 

To learn more see their website or their Facebook page 

Agriculture in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District:

For information about the agricultural initiatives in the Alberni-Clayoquot region visit the ACRD website