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
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
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
The Zebroff family have been farming in Cawston, since 1973. They produce a wide diversity of high quality fruit. They are well known for delicious, large and juicy peaches, and their show-stealing honey-sweet ‘French Kiss’ … Continue reading Zebroffs