Old Country Market – Coombs, British Columbia - Atlas Obscura
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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.