Hooray for the Fresh Local Carrot Season! Not all carrots are created equal! In fact, our produce manager, Ben Morris, and I joke that local organic carrots are a gateway vegetable. The crunch and sweetness … Continue reading Hooray for the Fresh Local Carrot Season!
Beth Campbell creates Belicious Chocolates in Slocan, BC. Beth is passionate about the nutritional properties of the cocoa bean and loves producing delicious, ethical, raw and roasted chocolates that are healthful for her community and … Continue reading Belicious Chocolate
Simone Vandersteen blends Ancestar Teas right here in Nelson. The loose leaf teas are blended in small batches, using only organic herbs, and are created with health and self-empowerment in mind. Simone was originally inspired … Continue reading Ancestar Teas
Jess Duchart of Chamela Giri makes her traditional masalas and artistic perfumes in Winlaw, BC. Driven by a lifelong passion for aroma, and after working with generous teachers and Mamas in India, Jess came home … Continue reading Chamela Giri
Bette Armstrong of Bette’s Naturals makes her all natural and effective cleaning products in Castlegar, BC. Bette has created recipes that are gentle for both people and the planet. She strives to use reusable/recyclable packaging and … Continue reading Bette’s Naturals
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)
Co-op vs. Corporate Grocery Shopping Ever wonder if it makes a difference where you shop? It does! Here are a few ways that a successful Co-op contributes to a successful community. You own it! Co-operatives … Continue reading Food matters …and so does where you buy it from!