Local Eats and Goods in Victoria, BC: Restaurants, Markets, Shops & Artisans

Victoria has an abundance of artisans, charming local stores, flee markets and Ma and Pa shops. To encourage responsible shopping, we spotlight businesses that practice sustainability and ethical trade.

A Better Buying Philosophy:
1) Buy local when possible.
2) Buy used when possible.
3) Buy it nice or buy it twice. Buying high quality saves you money in the long run and reduces waste.
4) Why shop for stuff, when you can trade with the people in your community?

If you're a conscientious shopper, check out the green / grey market in Victoria:
- Used Victoria (rentals, used stuff, free stuff and trades)
- Craigslist
- Local flee markets and farmers markets

Foodies: Whether you’re eating out, staying in or growing your own veggies, here are the best tips for filling your belly with organic food, harvested locally in Victoria and the Vancouver Island region. Featuring restaurants in Victoria, BC sustainable cuisine, farmers market guides and gardening tutorials specific to the regional climate in Victoria (and elsewhere in Cascadia).

- Farmers markets and green grocers
- Restaurants in Victoria
- Urban and wild foraging around town

Adventurous Foodies: Get back to nature and discover the world of wild edibles growing around you! For urban foraging hot spots, check out Falling Fruit - Mapping the Urban Harvest!

The People’s Apothecary Garden Fundraiser

The People's Apothecary (medicinal herb garden)

Yarrr… the people have spoken! Want to help grow medicinal herbs? Yes, you say? Rob the banks and bring ye booty to the Quadra Community Centre: 
901 Kings Rd., Victoria, BC.

Date: Nov 21, 2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time:   23:00
Suggested donation: $10

Come help out this beloved community garden. If you never new it existed, it’s behind the Vancouver Island School of Art. Go check it out!

Feel free to mark it on your urban foraging map… but no hoarding! If you do the warlocks will track you down… so leave some mugwort for those dear folk who need it for their daily elixir.