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 >>

Community Giving: Friends Of Kootenay Lake, organization of the month

Meet the FOKLSS

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) was the Organization of the Month for April 2022.
For the occasion, we caught up with Joelle Burnie, the Environmental Outreach Coordinator with FOKLSS, and learned a bit about what … Read more >>

True Local Spotlight: Meadowbrook Farm

Growing fresh greens and sprouts with love and attention, Laura and Kevin are in the business of planting seeds in the community and nurturing them to their highest potential.
Meadowbrook Farm offers a variety of local, organic leafy greens, like … Read more >>

Community Giving : Wildsight, organization of the month

Wildsight Education was March 2022’s organization of the month. For over 20 years, Wildsight has helped connect students to their wild backyards through experiential, hands-on, curriculum-connected field trips.
Wildsight’s outdoor programs have created meaningful connections to our wild and special … Read more >>