(Country Grocer - Nanaimo location / Facebook)

Living on Vancouver Island, we’re pretty spoiled in some of the local wares we’re privy to!

From the freshest seafood, to Island-made cheeses and baked goods, and even locally-sourced greenery and floral, we’ve basically got it made here.

Luckily for us, local stores like Country Grocer promote local businesses (and all of their fantastic products!) by carrying items from over 100 Vancouver Island homegrown companies – because as Islanders we believe in local, want to shop local, source local, and eat locally sourced food.

Also, initiatives like Island Good exist; a campaign to help shoppers identify locally sourced food products, so you can know exactly where what you’re buying is coming from!

During grocery trips, shoppers are able to identify Island Good options by looking for the their signature colourful shelf messaging.

There are some household names that just about everyone living on Vancouver Island knows – for baked goods, Portofino, bulk foods, Creekmore’s Coffee, even for all of your floral needs – Eurosa Farms has you covered!

For deli, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks has some incredible cheese, in grocery, Phillips Soda is a name everyone knows, and in the form of nutrition, Purica has everything you need!

Tannadice Farms has great locally-sourced meat, Hardy Buoys supplies the freshest local seafood and Michell Farms is where it’s at for homegrown produce.

(Tannadice Farms smokies / Country Grocer)

Here’s a list of the 112 local companies whose products can be found at your very own Country Grocer:

Dairy/Frozen:

Island Eggs
Island Farms
McClintock
Paradise Island
Tree Island

Bakery:

Bake My Day
Country Grocer Bread
Island Bakery Bread
Melinda’s
Nickelodeon Donuts
Portofino
Salt Spring Bagels
Sproutalicious Cookies

Floral:

C & C Growers
Cinnabar Valley
Eurosa
Hilltop Greenhouse
Holland Avenue Nursery
Mount Newton
Outrageous Edibles and Bedibles

Deli:

Arbutus Farms
Aunt Penny’s Antipasto
Coombs Country Meat Pies
Cure
Eugene’s Hummus and Tzatziki
Gerard’s
Holy Hummus
Hornby Island Pate
Little Qualicum Cheese Works
Mitchell’s Soups
Natural Pastures Cheese
Salt Spring Harvest Pate

Grocery:

Babe’s Honey
Big D’s Honey
Bio Flame
Creekmore Coffee
Critter Cookies
Denman Island Chocolate
Fredrichs Honey
Fresh Air Happy
Happy Paws Dog Food
Hee Haw Horseradish
Icefield Water
Island Nut Roastery
Kaliwags Dog Treats
Lan Wontons
Level Ground Coffee
Natural Glacier Waters/Country Grocer Water
Old Victoria Water
Pet Treat Bakery
Phillip’s Soda and Tonics
Salt Spring Coffee
Salt Spring Jam
Silk N Soft Bathroom Tissue
Smokin Georges BBQ Sauce
Snowballs Chance in Hell BBQ Sauce
St Jeans Cannery
Triple Smoke
Vancouver Island Salt Company
Vanilla Blossom
VI Apiaries Bee Products
Vitality Dog Treats

Nutrition:

Aromatic Creations
Crave Stevia
Cure Soaps
Fatso
Gardeners Dream
Good Life Juices
Harmonic Arts
Hornby Island Bars
Island Essentials
Louis Pasture Pork Crisps
Moon Shine Mama’s
Nutristart
Purely Salt Spring
Purica
Rumble

Meat and Seafood:

Better Seafood
Gerard’s
Gunter Brothers
Hardy Buoys
Hertel’s
Island Farmhouse Poultry
Island Pastures Beef
Tannadice

Produce:

Coastal Black
Eatmore Spouts
Foody Biz
Galey Farms
Gobind Farms
Island Hot House
Michell Farms
Rages Farms
West Coast Micro Greens

(Esquimalt location / Country Grocer)

Country Grocer 

  • Where:
    • Victoria (Esquimalt) – 1153 Esquimalt Road
    • Victoria (Royal Oak) – 4420 West Saanich Road
    • Check out other Vancouver Island locations here.

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