Our First AGM November 2015

Please join us on November 25th, at 7pm for our First Annual General Meeting. We will share the results of our pilot distribution service. Members will be able to vote on what services will be planned, in which locations, for 2016. They will also elect our first Board of Directors. Interested eligible producers will be able to join that evening in order to participate in votes. Meeting will be held at the Kootenay Co-op meeting room above Hippersons Hardware, 395 Baker St, Nelson.
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A Successful Launch Party Fall 2015

What a successful launch party we had Saturday October 17th at the Taghum hall! The evening was well attended by about 55 people from Trail, Fruitvale, the Slocan Valley, Salmo and communities around Nelson who are interested in local food issues and want to learn about the co-op. Attendees enjoyed a robust potluck spread and the tasting samples of sausage provided by Jim Ross of Havesome Hogs in South Slocan, fermented kraut, daikon and kombucha provided by Valerie Sanderson of Soups in Season ...
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Our Pilot Has Launched!

The Kootenay and Boundary Food Producers Coop began it’s market brokerage and distribution pilot in July with our new Coordinator, Susan Warren. We are working with farmers in the Salmo and Fruitvale areas to help find markets and distribute their products to those markets over the course of the summer. Warren determines what products are available from which farmers on a weekly basis, and coordinates with local retailers and a local shipper to get sustainably grown veggies into more hands. Ferr...
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A Celebration Event! – Mark your calendars for Oct 17th!

We will be hosting a pot luck and open house, followed by a good old fashioned barn dance on October 17th at the Taghum Hall to celebrate the harvest, and provide information to anyone interested in membership.  Dinner at 6pm, presentation at 7 and dance starting at 8pm or so....bring something to share and your musical instruments. Please join us, meet our members and steering committee, and hear about the successes and challenges of our distribution pilot. Find out what membership could mea...
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A Great Big Thank You to the Nelson District Credit Union

We’d like to give a great big thank you to the Nelson District Credit Union, for helping to fund our start up costs for the pilot distribution service launched this summer.   We launched our market brokerage and distribution pilot in July with our new Coordinator, Susan Warren. We are working with farmers in the Salmo and Fruitvale areas to help find markets and distribute their products to those markets over the course of the summer. Warren determines what products are available from which farm...
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