A group of wonderful like-minded folks decided to get together and create a food buyers’ club in the Slocan Valley.
Welcome to your Co-op
Not just part of our community – but owned by our community.
Members are our reason for being and our reason for making sure you can shop somewhere that reflects the world you want to see. Whether you are committed to shopping local, passionate about organics, or dedicated to clean + sustainable wellness, you can find it all here – and you can enjoy it with a delicious beverage, inspired house-made meal or a soul-satisfying dessert. Your Co-op – a community-owned grocery store featuring 100% organic produce, grab + go meals made in-house, natural groceries, a full-service butcher shop, fine cheeses, café, and wellness department.
How Do Co-ops Work?
Co-ops are collectively owned by people in the communities they serve – people like you!
Become a Member
One-time fee for a lifetime of benefits!
Find 130+ products that are grown + crafted by local farmers and artisans within 160kms of your store.
take a trip,
down memory lane.
Thanks to the work of passionate + dedicated natural food pioneers, your Co-op has grown from a buying club formed in 1975 to one of North America’s largest independent food Co-op’s.
Our commitment to our roots hasn’t changed – and whether you are an OG member from our days in the Slocan Valley or someone who recently arrived in Nelson and fell in love with the place, you are an important part of our Co-op’s success now and into the future.
The Kootenay Country Store was officially founded and opened a small space in South Slocan.
From the Slocan Valley to the heart of Nelson, The Kootenay Country Store moves into the building that now houses Gerick Cycle and Ski.
Hopping to the other side of Baker Street and to a larger space, the Kootenay Co-op continues to grow alongside the flourishing community of Nelson.
Bursting at the seams the Co-op moves back to the other end of Baker Street and into its current home at 777 Baker St.
to local community organizations in 2020
Meet Your Board of Directors
our buying guidelines
created to deliver you products with ingredients you can trust