Gabriola has a vibrant community of passionate locavores and hard-working farmers while our small but mighty dining scene serves every palate.
Farm Stands & Farmers Markets
If a green roadside flag is flying, the farm stand is open!
Flocks of heritage hens, pastured farm animals, permaculture gardens, and wild harvesting are all common here.
Farmers markets generally run from May to October. A popular local attraction steeped in the unique island vibe is the Saturday Farmers Market. Local food is also available at the Mid-Week Market and Silva Bay Market.
Cresta Roca Farm
Agriculture Green Flag
Cresta Roca Farm is a 5 acre permaculture farm located on Gabriola Island, BC (20 minute ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo).
We specialize in heritage poultry and have a show quality herd of registered Nigerian Dwarf goats.
We produce red wiggler worms and vermicompost.
Cresta Roca Farm produces garlic and other organically grown vegetables.