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
Nelson Commons – Hiring Local Talent The Kootenay Co-op has long understood that business enterprises can put community first. It is the essence of a co-operative – where people come together to collaboratively meet their … Continue reading Nelson Commons – Hiring Local Talent
Restricted Resale Program Update Back in March, Board Director Jon Steinman shared the news of the Nelson Commons Restricted Resale Program. With the program being an attractive option for lower-income individuals and families wishing to … Continue reading Board Blog: Restricted Resale Program Update
The gist of it: it’s all about the layers! Starting with your favourite dressing at the bottom of the jar, add heartier items next, like mushrooms, cucumbers, carrots, beans and chickpeas. Next layer is lighter … Continue reading Have Salad, Will Travel: it’s all about layering!
Marry Me-lonade Ingredients (Makes enough to fill two glasses, with ice cubes) 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh-squeezed lemon juice – plus a few lemon wedges for garnish 1/2 cup (125ml) fresh watermelon puree, strained through a … Continue reading Marry Me-lonade ( A perfect summer drink for weddings and festivities)
On Saturday, June 14th we were privileged to co-sponsor Leocadio Juracan Salome at the United Church for an evening of sharing and group discussion along with Alex Atamenko MP and Colleen Ross of Grand Forks. … Continue reading Learning from the Campesino Movement
Barbequing There is something elemental about barbequing; tending carefully to our food, experimenting with rubs, sauces and food combinations, all the while enjoying the delicious aromas and building our anticipation for the delicious meal to … Continue reading The Thrill of the Grill
Party Smart this Summer The summer is upon us! After months of limited exposure to the great outdoors, the first thing that most of us want to do when the warm weather hits it to … Continue reading Party Smart this Summer
Today has been a special day, thanks to all the people who have come to participate in the Day of Action, co-organised by the BC Food Systems Network and the Kootenay Co-op. We thought we’d … Continue reading Day of Action to Save the ALR: Stop Bill 24!
My name is Corky Evans. I garden and farm in the Kootenays of B.C. Many years ago I was the Minister of Agriculture. I do not understand popular culture or electronic communication. I have not … Continue reading Open Letter to Almost Everybody from Corky Evans (Farmer & Former Minister of Agriculture)