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!
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?
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
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
How regulation affects the local meat supply. A number of changes by CFIA regarding meat processing in 2004 put many small producers and processors out of business. In 2010, these restrictions were somewhat relaxed, allowing … Continue reading The Meat of the Matter