Lettuce Remain Calm

Thoughts on the cost of food…

You may have noticed the recent increases in romaine and green + red leaf lettuce pricing from $4.99/lb to $5.99/lb, and wondered what could be causing this? The answer is complex, as it’s the … Read more >>

True Local Spotlight: Just-a-Mere Farm

For Danny Turner, growing organic produce is an expression of rationality + science. With a family history rooted in farming, Just-a-Mere Farm grows not only delicious food but cultivates a culture of innovation + ingenuity in modern organic farming techniques. … Read more >>

True Local Spotlight: Salix & Sedge Farm

Earlier in the 2022 growing season, we paid a visit to our friends at Salix & Sedge Farm in Salmo, and were given a tour of their farm by owner Brendan Parsons. Along with his wife, Cali Olleck and 2 … Read more >>

True Local Spotlight! Treasure Life Flour Mills

Ben + Claudia are the owners + farmers of Treasure Life Flour Mills in Creston, BC. Organically growing heirloom varieties of wheat and oats requires incredible resilience and passion, not to mention the vast investments of time and money needed … 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 >>

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 >>

Behind the Scenes: Our Produce Section Gets Re-stocked!

It takes a village to re-fill the entire produce department in a jiffy!

In November 2021, atmospheric rivers impacting the Lower Mainland in BC resulted in flooding and highways broken under the weight of massive landslides. Then for weeks, while … Read more >>