Savoury souvenirs: 5 local products you can find in grocery stores
When you find yourself shopping at grocery stores–instead of farm gates or farmers markets–you may not realize how many local options there are. Treat your guests to some as souvenirs, or take them with you when you’re travelling out of town!
Mountain Ash Preserves
Run by the students of SD47. Exceptional products include Blackberry Chocolate Liqueur sauce and Blackberry Lemonade concentrate.
Find Mountain Ash at: Mitchell Brothers & Ecossentials.
Lois Lake Steelhead
Owned by AgriMarine Holdings, and run sustainably on Powell River’s Lois Lake.
Find Lois Lake Steelhead at Quality Foods, Pacific Point, Mitchell Brothers, Chopping Block, Safeway and Save-On.
32 Lakes Coffee Roasters
Owned by Margot and Nathan Jantz, who will soon be opening a cafe in Townsite.
Find 32 Lakes Coffee at: Mitchell Brothers, Pacific Point, Quality Foods, Ecossentials, Savary Island grocery store.
Owned by Matt Klasen and Christina Maitland, the fermented tea comes in delightful glass bottles. Flavours include Ferrytail Rose, Westcoast Zest, Liquid Sunshine, Old Growth Chai and Apple Bee.
Find Raincoast Kombucha at: Ecossentials, Kelly’s, Pacific Point Market, Lund General Store, and Tla’amin Convenience.
Garden Gate Spices
Owned by Dave Bowes at the Laughing Oyster, these mixes and rubs say “summer BBQ.” Try Indonesian BBQ Marinade and the Spinach Salad Dressing mixes. There are 15.
Find them at: Mitchell Brothers, Save-on-Foods & Lund General Store.