25 July 2011

Salt Spring Island Part One

Occasionally my Dad has to work out of town, which means
 random travel opportunities for me. So this morning I got up
 at 5:00 am to join him on his trip to Salt Spring Island, BC

Heading to the Ferry

On board the Salt Spring Ferry

Skeena Queen Victoria

Riding next to the Pepsi Cola truck

Nothing but clear semi-clear open skies

They don't call it "Beautiful British Columbia" for nothing!


Almost at Fulford Harbour

After a short 25 minute boat ride, we arrived at Fulford Harbour in Salt Spring

From here, it's just a short drive past farmland, wineries, pottery barns, hippies 
and dreadlocks, until you make it into Ganges (where most of the shops are located)

Salt Spring Natureworks Local Foods Grocery Store

Pineapple, Bananas, Coconut, Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit, Watermelon!

Aisles packed full of Health Foods and Supplements

Many different Treats and Baked Goods to Choose From

Mmm Granola, Cookies, and Snack Bars!

Nut Butters, Jams, Jellies, and Honey

True Grains Mill Cookies; Cranberry Pecan Spice, Carrot Spice, 
Fresh Ginger, Dark Chocolate & Roasted Almond Spelt, and more!

Pantry items

Energy Bars, Snack Bars, Granola Bars

Balance Raw Bars

Organic Date Almond Rolls

Canisters of Loose Leaf Teas

And canisters of Herbs, Powders, and Superfoods

Missing Goat Organic Fresh Batch Jams; Very Very Raspberry, 
Blueberry with Lavender, and Rhubarb with Rosemary

Zebroff's Organic Jams; Cherry, Crab Apple, Plum, and Green Gage Plum

Big D's Bees Local Honey

Ice Creams and Frozen Novelties

Blue Mountain Cashew Creamery Organic Non-Dairy 
Raw Ice Creams; Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cappuccino

Organic Vegetables

Organic Greens

And check out this Kabocha Squash! Organic Blue Stellar
 Kabocha Squash looks nothing like the type i'm used to

The fresh produce kept coming...

Dried Beans, Grains, Nuts, Seeds, and Spices

At the checkout; Chocolate Beach Organic Fair Trade 
Chocolate Bars with Nuts, Handmade on Salt Spring

Stay tuned for Salt Spring Part 2


Red Deception said... [reply]

Are there any shops like this in Victoria?!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

What a great grocery store!!

Tine said... [reply]

All those bars! Mmm!
I would love to visit that store!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

Oh Salt Spring - it has been years since I've been there - maybe I can convince my friend to go with me when I'm in Victoria for the weekend. It's definitely easier to get there from the island than from the mainland. Such a beautiful place - have a great trip!

Helene said... [reply]

Wow, what a great report (and photos) about Salt Spring Natureworks! You really should come over on market day too, I think you'd love all the fresh local foods and yummy surprise treats.

Your cloud photos are breathtaking, btw. Seriously.

Goldberry said... [reply]

What a delightful health-food store! I like local ones like this much more than the big-whole-foodsy-type chain stores... they have so much more character.

And your pictures of the ocean and sky are lovely... when I think of you, I tend to think of a blue sky, just because you always seem to photograph it so well. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I am sooo jealous! This place is amazing! It is beautiful, it is close to water and the best grocery store ever is located there. But on the other hand, if this store was close to me, I'd run out of money in no time :) .

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes said... [reply]

I loved BC when I vistied! such a beautiful province. I totes went on this ferry too :)

Amy said... [reply]

The food, the views oh it all looks too good to be true!
I've definitely put this on my travel lust list :)

Sarah Lienard said... [reply]

This is the kind of place that I'd have to go into clutching a limited amount of money and without my credit card or I'd spend everything on it! Like a kid in a (healthy) candy store... The scenery looks gorgeous too. Hope you have a good trip!

Kristie said... [reply]

The scenery pictures are stunning (I NEED to get out to BC someday!) and that store... wow it's like a complete healthy food heaven. Insane! Did you buy out the place?!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wow, so many different goodies to choose from! :) I love the photos.


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I love going through local stores when I travel! That place looks like a little piece of heaven!

Missy said... [reply]

Ever since I started reading your blog I have Victoria BC as a dream destination spot -- I like to think when I finally get there I will be at a much better place in my life and celebrating.

Thanks so much for sharing the photos and feeding my desires <--food pun! How about that?

PS- Those jams? Rosemary and Lavendar? SWOON.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those photos are breathtaking! I love watching the sun coming up :) That grocery store looks like ABSOLUTE HEAVEN I could wander around health food stores for hours just looking at all the wonderful stuff they carry and this one looks like it was very well stocked! I want to try that lavender jam ....mmm....

Jess said... [reply]

MMM, that store looks AMAZING!!
and love the sun photos!!

Leah @ Why Deprive? said... [reply]

Wow - thats quite the selection eh? I havent been to Salt Spring since I was little. Cant wait to see part 2. :)

Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

What an awesome boat ride and what an amazing store...I want to check out all of the spreads they have!

Ann Liu said... [reply]

That sounds like an amazing trip!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Beautiful BC is right! I always wanted to go to Salt Spring when I lived in Van but never made it over... though I'm POSITIVE that if I'd ever seen that store I would have moved right in and never gone home again!!

Tatianna said... [reply]

Wow, that' is the best organic shoppe I've ever seen. I can go crazy in there and spend all of my money.

Aspiring Steph said... [reply]

(catching up some of the posts here!)

WOW, I've never been to Salt Spring Island and just looking at your posts, I really want to go now!
Urrghh only if my mom didn't go back to Korea in August, we could have went there together!! :( But it does definitely seem like a BEAUTIFUL place - the views are fantastical!

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