November 18: Kootenay Co-op True Local Supplier Event, Nelson, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 05, 2015

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Are you a new or established agricultural producer in the Kootenays? Are you interested in becoming a local wholesale supplier to an incredible community cooperative? Join the Kootenay Co-op for their upcoming True Local Supplier Event!

When: Wednesday, November 18th, 9AM – 4PM

Where: Nelson Rod & Gun Club 801 Railway St, Nelson, BC V1L 1H6

To continue to develop their capacity to bring on new farmers and sell more fresh, local, organic produce the Kootenay Co-op is hosting a full day seminar focused on fostering business growth in their agricultural suppliers.

Featuring:

  • Information on opportunities for local sales and areas of likely demand for 2016
  • Educational opportunities for established suppliers and those just starting out
  • An update on the Co-op’s new store and a chance to meet our True Local Coordinator.

For session details, see the full event agenda pictured below.

If you are interested please RSVP by Monday, November 9 to nadine@kootenay.coop!

Kootenay Coop True Local Supplier Seminar Agenda

Note: This event is intended for active producers/ processors or those already in start-up phase, so that we may tailor sessions and discussions to be as relevant as possible for our suppliers. We look forward to organizing more educational events that are tailored to a broader audience in the near future.

About: The Kootenay Co-op has a long history of true support for local vendors that goes back to their inception in 1975 and they continue to build on that commitment as they expand their co-operative business.

Their promise to their members and community is that they will only consider themselves successful in their growth if their local suppliers keep pace with, or exceed, their own growth rates.

“Purchasing from True Local suppliers is an investment in the future of our food security and the economy of the area that immediately surrounds us. Every effort will be made to support agricultural and food processing initiatives in our area that are in line with our Buying Guidelines and values.”*
-*Kootenay Co-op Buying Guidelines, July 2013

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