A hanger steak is a cut of beef steak prized for its flavor. Derived from the diaphragm of steer or heifer, it typically weighs about 1.0 to 1.5 lb (450 to 675 g). In the … Continue reading Introducing: Hanger Steaks!
Customers of the Co-op may or may not know that we have a set of buying guidelines that we use when making decisions about what to stock in the various departments. What this essentially boils … Continue reading The Meat of the Matter_ How does your Co-op make decisions about what meat products to carry?
Who are the farmers at Lazy River Organics Farm? Dale Butt and Chris Bieber What do you farm? Our focus is to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms indoors year round. We are currently expanding our … Continue reading Lazy River Organics
Who are the farmers at Kootenay Joe Farm? Patrick Steiner and Colleen O’Brien, with help from our boys Maël and Corbin What do you farm? Mixed vegetables and seeds How would you describe your farm … Continue reading Kootenay Joe Farm
Grocery Manager Paul Kelly talks about local products and the unique and important role of organic certification. As an “eater” in the West Kootenays, you are lucky enough to be in a climate where you … Continue reading Local, Organic or Both?
Kootenay Coop Grower’s Meeting – A Recipe for Success With new larger store coming in 2016, we have been looking for ways to develop our capacity to bring on new farmers and sell more fresh, … Continue reading Fresh Farmers for the Co-op!
Seasonal Wellness Tea Blends Our bulk herb section can seem like a bit of a mystery to many customers. As a friend of my husband’s once told him “I just wish I knew what to … Continue reading Seasonal Wellness Tea Blends & How To Make
Winter Tea Remedies Using a combination of our many bulk herbs and spices the tea options are endless. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Mighty Immune Tea Ingredients 1 part Elder Berries … Continue reading Winter Tea Remedies
Q: Why is it important to you to use local ingredients? A: We really need to support our farmers today so that we will have them tomorrow. There are so many reasons to use local … Continue reading True Local Hero: An interview with Soups in Season
Who are the farmers at Bee Glade Farm? Heather McSwan and Brian Hecker. What do you grow? Our main ‘crop’ is Kootenay Mountain Grown certified veggie starts, basil and alpine strawberries. Every year we choose … Continue reading Bee Glade Farm