Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands enjoy a micro-climate known as "cool Mediterranean".
This temperate climate supports vineyards, olive groves, orchards...two farms on Salt Spring actually export food to Vancouver.
Sheep graze, alpacas and llamas are also in fields, plus some cattle.
Organic practices are encouraged.
There appears to be a significant "back to the land" movement underway (once again). Sustainable farming is possible on Salt Spring. The Saturday Market in the Park highlights farmers...and the Tuesday Farmer's Market is also a busy venue. Roadside farm stands are all on the "honour system".
Interested in being a part of the agricultural community? Call me, for more information.
Lucky Salt Spring Islanders!
How may I help you to discover special Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands? Call me!