Aubergine Fine Foods - 600 square feet of grocery store in downtown Fernwood - best selection of South African food around
Fairway - Victoria's best grocery store chain. Some very amazing selection and prices that you can not beat.
For Good Measure - They sell bulk spices and such. Located in Cadboro Bay.
Jilly Jelly - local small scale jelly producer, she has some wild and interesting flavours and her prices are good.
Lifestyle Markets - a good source for some of the ingredients needed in molecular gastronomy
Mexican House of Spice - a very good source of many spices along with hard to find Mexican ingredients.
The Whole Beast - an artisan salumeria on Oak Bay Avenue that is affordable and high quality
True Grain Bakery - We have a shortage of decent bakeries
Donald Street Farm - this is an urban farming operation in the Tillicum Gorge neighbourhood. The woman behind it, Deb Heighway, uses her backyard and those of some of her neighbours.
Farmer's Last Stand - small roadside farm stand in Metchosin
Fieldstone Farm - U-pick cherries and raspberries on Oldfield Road
Fruit Trees and More - source of some really interesting fruit trees that you can grow around here including citrus.
Madrona Farm - Good hearted people trying to do something different with farming.
Vantreight Farms - One of the few real farming operations left in the CRD. They have cold storage facilities. The focus of the farm is changing under Ryan Vanreight. He is moving towards organic status and is offering 27 different fruits and vegetables in 44 different varieties
Not that close to Victoria but good
Gumpert's Orchard in Keremeos - a great place to to buy tree fruits in bulk in the Similkameen. I have never had anything but the best from them. 2664 Upper Bench Road Keremeos or call Lisa or Roland at 250-499-5873