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
Who are the farmers at Tipiland? Gary Diers and Inanna Judd operate and own Tipiland Organic Produce. Tipiland Organic Produce is the official name of our farm business. Some call us Tipiland Farm or just … Continue reading Tipiland Organic Produce
Sunshine Valley Organics in the Creston Valley is a new local supplier to the Co-op. After two years of labour-intensive preparation, the Barkmans are now fully certified producers of organic eggs! They have remodeled or … Continue reading Sunshine Valley Organics
Erin, raised in the Kootenays, developed an appreciation for local, organic ingredients at a young age, working in her family’s gardens and orchards. As a child, summer days were often filled with weeding and watering … Continue reading Wild Onion Nutburgers
People have been raising poultry on pasture for centuries. In fact, most domesticated poultry was raised outdoors until the 1950s when large confinement operations began. Pastured poultry raises chickens directly on green pasture, and allows … Continue reading Tulaberry Farm
The Moores are a 3rd generation farming family on a parcel of land on Canyon-Lister road. The Moores were happy to answer questions and host a short visit at their picturesque farm, set in gently … Continue reading A Visit to Canyon City Farm