One of the most common questions we hear from new farmers and producers in the Kootenays is about how to get their products into the local market. The Kootenay Co-op is an important sales channel for locally produced food in the Kootenays through the True Local Program. Our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, interviewed Nadine BenRabha, the True Local Program Coordinator, to learn more about how farmers and food producers can sell through the Kootenay Co-op. What started in 1975 as a food buying club run by volunteers in the Slocan Valley has since blossomed into a community-owned store that has almost … Continue reading How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program
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 … Continue reading November 18: Kootenay Co-op True Local Supplier Event, Nelson, BC
Ready to gather, share, learn, dream and mix it up Kootenay farm style? Kootenay’s first ever Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer & Sleepover! Before the days get too long, the weather too warm, and all our lives way too busy… it’s time to gather and network with farm folk!!! We’re bringing together as many young(ish) ecological farmers as we can for two-days of skills sharing, workshops and connection making. Young Agrarians has officially come to the Kootenays! We have regional coordinators on the ground and modest funding to start supporting local young farmers and the farm-curious. The Mixer will also be … Continue reading Kootenays Spring Farmer Mixer – SCHEDULE ADDED!