community giving: organization of the month

June 2022 Recipient

Neighbours United, formerly known as The West Kootenay EcoSociety, has a long and storied history here in our community, and as a Co-op member you have been among their strongest supporters. They are a non-profit, community-driven … Read more >>

Freshly Baked Focaccia Anyone?

The only thing better than our house-baked focaccia is our house-baked focaccia topped with delicious organic veggies + herbs! In June 2022 we are introducing your café’s new lunch time favourite, topped focaccia. Baked fresh Monday-Friday and available from … Read more >>

2022 Scholarship Winners

Each Spring, we offer Scholarships to all members and children of members. 2022 brought an unbelievable pool of applicants who blew us away with their dedication to this community through their educational aspirations. This made the decision process a very … Read more >>

May 2022 Grant Winners

With such an abundance of flourishing initiatives in our community, we continue to be inspired by the organizations and individuals working to make our region a thriving place.

As a member, you make supporting these projects and our community possible. … Read more >>

True Local Spotlight on Sunshine Valley Farms

Meet Patrick Bartel of Sunshine Valley Farms. Located in beautiful Lister, BC, his family farm supplies organic and free range eggs to our Co-op and throughout the Kootenays. As third generation farmers, the Bartels bring experience and passion to … Read more >>

Love for our Pollinators

Tiny but mighty – 80% of pollination worldwide comes from honeybees. The health of our food system and our own health relies on their survival. Climate change, habitat loss and the use of pesticides like neonicotinoids all impact the health … Read more >>

True Local Spotlight on Silverking Soya Foods

For over 25 years our community has enjoyed locally produced organic tofu by the incredible team at Silverking Soya Foods.

When previous owner Jeff Mock sold the business in 2019 to Josh Currie and Kathryn Whitehead, Silverking Soya Foods was … Read more >>

Join the Guac Side

May the fourth meets Cinco de Mayo with a zesty showcase of the best guacamole recipe to reach our galaxy. Click here to check out our recipe video and to see if the Darkside approves — May el guac be Read more >>

Producing Kindness

Food waste is an inevitable part of being a grocery store but maybe it doesn’t have to be such a big problem. With community donations to local organizations + a robust composting program, together we can divert almost all food … Read more >>

Community Donation Day: KOGS

On Friday, April 22nd 2022, customers could get their shopping done while supporting Kootenay Organic Growers Society (KOGS)! KOGS is a local organic certifying body supporting local organic farmers + food producers in our region. On that day, 3% of … Read more >>