During the shoulder season amongst the cold, snow, extensive rain, and frosty nights you may be wondering if you have access to any fresh local produce. Passing by local farms, it may not look like much is growing or available. However, BC is uniquely situated as a climate that is still hospitable to a variety of locally grown foods. Regardless of the region of BC you live in, there are local foods in season for you all year round! Farmers use strategic season extension methods to keep food growing and stored through the winter months. This may be in the form of greenhouses, cold frames, row covers, mulches, and other innovative methods. There is also an abundance of foods that are locally grown and processed that producers have preserved and continue to market through the colder months.