Basin Food and Buyers Expo


The Kootenay Co-op is excited to support and participate in the Basin Food and Buyers Expo (FABx) this November.  FABx is dedicated to helping local food businesses grow! The Expo brings together producers, processors (caterers, restauranteurs, value-added businesses), distributors and purchasers.


WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nelson, BC

WHO: Basin food growers and producers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, distributors and wholesalers  interested in purchasing Basin products

The event includes:

  • Workshops
  • Networking lunch featuring local food suppliers
  • Vendor expo and discussions with food industry experts


  1. Sales & Distribution – Who to sell to, who to distribute with, how to represent your product. The Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Coordinator, Nadine BenRabha, will be one of the presenters.
  2. The Path from Farm to Table – Local food restaurants and schools – what does it take? 
  3. Exploring Value-added Opportunities – Got a great food idea? Learn how to launch & market your own food product.


If you’re interested in participating, fill out this form and we will contact you to confirm your participation. If you have already applied to attend the event, we will contact you by October 31, 2018 to confirm your participation. This event has limited space and participants will be selected based on regional and sectoral diversity.

For more information, contact Bree Seabrook, Manager, Special Initiatives,  1.250.608.0757 or

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