It all started in the Slocan Valley back in ’75. Then known as the Vallican-Winlaw Food Co-operative (or the Buyer’s Club), your co-op was born and consisted of 20 families bulk ordering natural + organic food from Fed Up Co-op in Vancouver.
big vision, humble beginnings
Our members have been growing our Co-op since 1975. What originally started as a buying club – a small group of like-minded people sourcing bulk-sized organic staples – has turned into a $26 million dollar grocery store with 5 distinct departments and 16,000 members. While the size and scope may have changed, the passion for sourcing quality products that are good for us and our planet hasn’t changed.