COVID-19 UPDATE – November 20


March 2020 Community Grants


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 you can support them too!).  Farmers’ Markets, like the Downtown … Read more >>

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 harmful for a long list of reasons, namely, because it:


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 good health any time of year.


  1. Sleep!
    Seven to

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 have much more flavor than white buttom mushrooms and are … Read more >>

What is Food Security anyway?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines three facets of food security:

  1. Food availability: having available sufficient quantities of food on a consistent basis.
  2. Food access: having sufficient resources, both economic and physical, to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.



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 is approximately 90% fructose and 10% glucose. A light sweetener, … Read more >>

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 the ‘mother’ of all the others. Humans have an inborn … Read more >>