Swan Valley Honey Douglas and Nora Crumback of Swan Valley Honey, produce their honey in the beautiful Creston Valley. They are passionate about keeping healthy bees, providing pollination for other crops, and educating people about … Continue reading Swan Valley Honey
DoodleBug Chocolates Handcrafted in Thrums, BC, just 30 km from Nelson, DoodleBug Chocolates are made in small batches with simple whole ingredients. Owner-operator, Terry Weiss, has developed unique, delicious and beautiful caramels and truffles. … Continue reading DoodleBug Chocolates
Kootenay Meadows Farm, formerly Kootenay Alpine Cheese, is a multi-generational, certified organic, grass-based farm located in Creston, BC. Wayne and Denise Harris steward this farm along with their three adult children, Erin, Foster and Nadine, … Continue reading Kootenay Meadows Farm
Black and Beck Foods is owned and operated by Mary-Ellen Black. Mary-Ellen makes YUM Apple Culinary Sauces in Rossland, BC. These versatile sauces are great as a dip, marinade, condiment, stir-fry sauce, and more. YUM … Continue reading Yum Apple (Black & Beck Foods)
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 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!
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
Who is the farmer at Chuckleberry Community Farm? Jon Scott. What do you grow? Year round we grow Micogreens (Daikon, Sunflower, Pea) Kale and Spinach. In Season we grow Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Sweet Keeper Squash, … Continue reading Chuckleberry Community Farm