There are a number of local farms to visit with fresh and often organic produce as well as locally raised meat.
Sample cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and fruit wine from Mooberry Winery while shopping their farm gate store. BoMe Cheese is a new artisan cheese company in Coombs. Sample some of their cheese specialities, lunch in the cafe or relax with an ice cream on the patio and enjoy the great view of Mt. Arrowsmith.
Rusted Rake Farm is a cafe style eatery where they grow what they can can to provide you with the freshest food possible. Ingredients and menu items that aren't grown there are sourced from local farmers.
Find food as well as locally crafted items at the Qualicum Beach Farmer's Market on Veteran's Way on Saturdays year-round and on Wednesdays during the Summer. Other fun food events include the MidIsland Public Market (Sundays, seasonal) at the Parksville Museum and the Tuesday night Craig Street Summer Market in Parksville.
Check out the Events Calendar for details.