Old Country Market – Coombs, British Columbia - Atlas Obscura

Old Country Market

Coombs, British Columbia

This quirky countryside store is known for the goats that hang out and eat the grass on its roof. 


The Old Country Market is a quaint wooden market with a relaxed feel and goats. Goats on the roof.

The Coombs, British Columbian market is housed in a sod roof building. After deciding that the overhead lawn needed a trim, the whimsical owners of the grocery decided to just put some goats up there and let them chow down. Now every spring a trio of goats is moved to the roof and they spend the next few months living in a custom built enclosures on the green roof, keeping the grass mowed and tourists entertained. 

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