Local Food Makers to Check Out

Support local, eat local, shop local is one of our biggest mantras. And one of the tastiest ways to do this is by supporting local food makers in our region. Not only do they use quality local ingredients, but they are simply delicious.

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Ranger Box
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Ranger Box. Image: @littlequalicumcheeseworks

Here Are Some Of Our Favourites

BoMe Cheese, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and Caties have storefronts you can visit in the area, while the other boutique brands can be found at our local farmers' markets and stores. See their accounts for more details.

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks offers a full line of cheeses plus seasonal favourites are all available for purchase. Little Qualicum Cheeseworks' "Ranger Box" is featured in the photo above and is available through their farmgate store.

Catie’s Hot Dilled Beans

Catie's Hot Dilled Beans is an artisan food company producing pickles, pepper jellies, salsa and fruit jams. Catie specializes in traditional methods of handmade small-batch preserves using locally sourced ingredients.

Caties Hot Dilled Beans Retail Display. Image: @Catieshotdilledbeans
Caties Hot Dilled Beans Retail Display. Image: @Catieshotdilledbeans

Yellow Deer Mustards

Yellow Deer Mustards are made with the finest Canadian ingredients and mustard seed, mixed in small batches; all natural with no additives or preservatives. Try Ol' Yeller, Honey, Creole flavours and more!

Yellow Deer Mustard. Image: @musselsandmorepottery
Yellow Deer Mustard. Image: @musselsandmorepottery

Louis Pasture Pork Crisps

Louis Pasture Pork Crisps' pork crisps and cracklings are handmade in small batches and use only the highest quality, traditionally raised local pork.

Louis Pasture Pork Crisps

BoMe Cheese

BoMe Cheese offers fine artisan cheeses that bring together local pride, old world heritage, and that groovy west coast style! Visit their cheese shop café to try their full range of products, German cuisine, and watch them make cheeses through giant panorama windows.

BoMe Cheese Market Display
“ Don't forget many of these products can be purchased online too! ”

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Morningstar Farm, home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, is a local food hub featuring self-guided tours, a farmgate store...