Melafera Foods’ New Owner! Dave Coletti is a local-grown Nelsonite with family roots that run deep here. His grandfather and then his father owned and operated an Italian grocery and butcher shop from the 1920s … Continue reading Melafera Foods’ New Owner!
Earthy Organics This farm is all about organics! Not only do they grow delicious True Local produce, they work hard to inspire others to do the same. Their farm tour program for schools and customers … Continue reading Earthy Organics
Glade Organics Ross and Mira are just getting into the world of farming, but it seems like they’re all green thumbs. Their produce is truly gorgeous and absolutely delicious and we just can’t get enough … Continue reading Glade Organics
Seven Summits Coffee Co. Thomas Barrie is passionate about a good cup of coffee. But that doesn’t start, or even end, with the brew. It starts with the farmer who harvests the beans. It continues … Continue reading Seven Summits Coffee
Stone Meadow Gardens – Organic Veggies and Flowers On July 9th, Carl and Sarah Kistner showed us around their beautiful farm. It was scorching hot, but all were happy to be in good company, surrounded by colourful flowers … Continue reading Stone Meadow Gardens Farm Tour
The First-Ever Look at Organics in Canada In July 2017, the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) released a performance report on the state of organics in Canada. The overall goal of the report was to … Continue reading The State of Organics in Canada – A Performance Report
What are superfoods? Superfoods are defined as nutrient-rich foods which are especially beneficial for health and well-being. In some cases, superfoods help heal or prevent certain medical conditions, such as cancer, disease, eczema and digestive … Continue reading What’s so Super About Superfoods?
Ever wanted to meet your Chicken Farmer? Now’s your chance! Tamara Smith of Cripple Crow Ranch will be helping out at the Kootenay Co-op Butcher Shop Friday, August 11th. Drop in for a visit and she’ll be happy … Continue reading Fresh Chicken From Cripple Crow Ranch
David Beringer is the Uphill Baker. His passion for local organic food and his commitment to keeping food fresh and affordable is what gives us this Kootenay staple. He mixes dough in an old Hobart … Continue reading Uphill Bakery
It’s Farm Tour Season! Farm tours are one of the most enjoyable aspects of the True Local program. Not only are these visits just plain fun, they achieve a number of positive outcomes: First, Kootenay Co-op … Continue reading Co-op Staff visit Hummingbird Farm!