Whitehorse, Yukon


Whitehorse is the Yukon’s capital and has a population of approximately 30,000 people. Despite the urban conveniences it offers, there is a lot of keen interest in food security and eating locally. Because of the city’s location in the Whitehorse Valley, the climate is milder than comparable northern communities, creating opportunities for farming and raising livestock. This page will continue to grow as Suzanne gathers more knowledge about eating locally in and around Whitehorse.

Local Producers

Know of a local producer in your community that is not listed below, let us know.

Produce, Eggs, Meat, Grains, Hay, Berries:
Yukon Agriculture Association List of Local Producers

Retail Outlets for Local Produce:
Fireweed Market
Farmer Roberts
Potluck Food Co-op
Wyke’s Grocery Store

Local Ingredients

See something to be added or corrected in this list? Want to help First We Eat create a local ingredient list for your Northern Community? Please contact us here or email firstweeatproject@gmail.com.

Meat:

  • Moose (all parts)
  • Chicken (all parts)
  • Boar/pig (all parts)
  • Caribou (all parts)
  • Mutton
  • Grouse
  • Ptarmigan (willow)
  • Rabbit
  • Porcupine
  • Lynx
  • Beaver
  • Gopher
  • Squirrel
  • Muskrat
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Elk
  • Beef

Fish:

  • Chum salmon (incl salmon eggs)
  • Chinook salmon
  • Grayling
  • Ling cod
  • Pike
  • Whitefish
  • Arctic Char (Icy Waters)

Dairy:

  • Milk, cream
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Goat’s milk and cheese

Eggs

  • Chicken Eggs
  • Duck Eggs

Grains:

  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • Lambsquarter/pigsweed

Fruit:

  • Low bush cranberries
  • High bush cranberries
  • Rosehips
  • Crowberries
  • Saskatoon berries
  • Haskap berries
  • Black currents
  • Blueberries (a few)
  • Apples (a few precious apples!)
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Salmonberry/Cloudberrry/Bakeapple
  • Strawberries
  • Sea buckthorn
  • Cherries
  • Goji berries

Vegetables (can store fresh year round):

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Kolrabi
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Celeriac Root
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Beets
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Salsify

Vegetables (can store frozen, dried or canned):

  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Broccoli
  • Romanesco
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Cucumbers as pickles
  • Pumpkin
  • A few sweet peppers
  • A few Hot peppers
  • Mushrooms

Seasonal only vegetables:

  • Lettuce
  • Green onions
  • Cucumbers – fresh
  • Radish

Herbs:

  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro/coriander
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Catnip

Wild plants:

  • Wild onions
  • Fireweed
  • Juniper berries
  • Spruce tips
  • Labrador tea
  • Wild Sage
  • Colts foot
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Yarrow
  • Dandelion
  • Chickweed
  • Wild Rose Petals
  • Mushrooms
  • Agaricus family, woodland, meadow and Prince
  • Boletes, birch and other
  • Orange
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Shaggy mane
  • Morels
  • Chaga
  • Rodeola Root
  • Bear Root

Sweetener:

  • Birch syrup
  • Stevia
  • Honey

Thickener:

  • Yellow dock
  • Birch and Alder Catkins (if not allergic)

Fats:


  • Butter
  • Moose lard
  • Pig fat

Misc:

  • Kephir
  • Sourdough starter