History

History

The seed that was Kootenay Organic Growers Society was nurtured over several years of conversations among farmers in the Slocan Valley in the mid 1990s. Eventually, partly driven by a vision to create a co-operative growing and selling certified organic echinacea, a cohesive plan was formed to establish a local…

Demystifying Organics

Demystifying Organics

Organic agriculture: is a way of farming in harmony with nature and encourages reduction in off-farm inputs thereby consuming less of the world’s resources to produce food. has, as a goal, the improvement of the ecosystems in which food and fibre are produced. is committed to ensuring that livestock are…

Buy Our Food

Buy Our Food

Where and Why To Buy Our Food The vast majority of the food we buy comes from outside the region and the province. The things that we value about food, such as freshness, taste and nutrition, have taken a backseat to increasingly processed and packaged food, available at the lowest…

Why Buy Local Produce?

Why Buy Local Produce?

Locally grown produce is the freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious food. When you buy locally you know you are buying the freshest possible food for yourself and your family. Greater freshness means you get to enjoy all the flavor and nutrition that is normally lost in shipping produce to market.…