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Why We Love Farmers’ Markets

Why We Love Farmers’ Markets What’s not to love? The Kootenay Co-op supports Farmers’ Markets by supporting the West Kootenay EcoSociety (they’re the Organization of the Month this month, so […]

The Waste-Free Movement is Growing!

Waste-free shopping is enjoying a resurgence of interest as we learn more about how plastics are harming our environment and our health. According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, plastic is […]

Healthy Detox Habits

A cleansing herbal formula can help get your body’s systems working in harmony again. Here are some simple ideas that can support your New Year’s cleanse or simply contribute toward […]

The Care & Eating of Shiitakes

The mushroom’s Japanese name shiitake is composed of ‘shii’, the name of the tree that provides the dead logs on which it is typically cultivated, and ‘take’ meaning ‘mushroom’. Shitakes […]

What is Food Security anyway?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines three facets of food security: Food availability: having available sufficient quantities of food on a consistent basis. Food access: having sufficient resources, both economic […]


Sweeteners Agave Syrup is  a low-glycemic sweetener made from the blue or wild agave cactus (Agave tequilana) of Mexico, from the same cactus family from which tequila is made. It […]

Sugar & Nutrition

Sugar Information Of all the five primary tastes- salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter- sweetness is often said to be the most popular. According to ancient Chinese philosophy it is […]

Milk Alternatives

There are many benefits to making your own milk alternatives. It’s cheaper, tastier, and you can control any additives, as well as the quality of the ingredients and the amount […]

Egg Alternatives

 Egg Alternatives Substituting eggs in traditional baking recipes is largely a matter of discerning their role in the recipe. In baking, eggs will either act as a leavening agent or […]

Processing of Oils

Processing of Oils Several different steps and methods are used in the processing of oils. The quality, flavour and nutritional content of oils vary greatly according to which processes are […]