These great tips will help you save money, eat well & reduce waste! BULK IS BEST!! Become a member if you haven’t already so that you can benefit from member-exclusive sales, case discounts, … Continue reading Zero Waste Shopping Guide
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?
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?
More and more, food security is taking centre stage. Our understanding of its importance in supporting local farms and building a food secure region is growing. Of course, we are always excited and grateful to … Continue reading True Local Heroes: Nelson Food Cupboard
The Nelson Food Cupboard has a long-standing commitment to providing their clients with healthy, fresh foods. When they purchase food, they are making a significant commitment to buying from local farmers. NFC is open 2 … Continue reading True Local Hero: An interview with the Nelson Food Cupboard
The Organic Industry: An Update from your Co-op If you keep up on news headlines you’ve no doubt seen various stories recently in the press criticizing the integrity of organic products. For example, the article … Continue reading The Organic Industry: An Update from your Co-op
Revisiting the Co-op Price Myth In the April 2012 edition of On the Table, we wrote about how well our Grocery and Bulk pricing compares to our corporate competition. The results of 90 random product … Continue reading Revisiting the Co-op Price Myth
The Tropics – Fair Trade Smoothie How can you feed your body and make a positive difference in communities all over the world? By supporting Fair Trade products with your food dollars! Try this tasty … Continue reading The Tropics – Fair Trade Smoothie
“Fair Trade appeals to our sense of fairness and common decency, and applies those values to the marketplace.” Fair trade seeks to change the terms for the products we buy, ensuring the farmers get a … Continue reading Why buy Fair Trade produce?
This summer, you’ll once again see the Kootenay Mountain Grown (KMG) label on some of our produce. This special designation belongs to the certifying arm of a unique and exciting local agricultural organisation called the … Continue reading Q & A with the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society