Buy Local Food
Cow-op.ca is an online farmers’ market of locally grown and produced food. We use a cooperative model to make it possible for our farmers to work together and meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food in the Cowichan Region. Farmers and food producers utilize our marketing, selling, packaging and delivering systems for their products.
Cow-op.ca brings fresh, healthy, locally grown and produced food to you, the buyer, every week at farmers market prices. All with the click of a button!
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Producers update online inventory with fresh and seasonal products each Friday, before the ordering period opens at Noon. We are growing, and so is our product list. Keep an eye out for new items each week. CLICK HERE to see a list of products that are currently available!
Before you create your customer account and start shopping there are a few things you might like to know…
How it works
Every Friday at noon the market opens. Tuesday at midnight the market closes.
Any orders placed during this shopping period are secured with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Cards are charged on Fridays after you pick up your order. This allows time for any changes to invoices due to weight variabilities, damaged items or undelivered items due to weather, crop failure etc.
Harvest lists are sent to the farmers early Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon, after the farmers and food processors have harvested and prepared your orders, they deliver their products to our central warehouse in Duncan.
Customers pickup their orders on Thursday afternoon in Duncan or Victoria.
Victoria orders are delivered Thursday mornings to Zero Waste Emporium. They are available for pick up between 12-6PM (All Victoria orders have a $3 delivery fee automatically added to the order total).
Duncan orders are delivered to Cowichan Green Community and are available for pick up between 3-6PM.
Alternative arrangements can be made for unclaimed orders on a limited basis.
Buy fresh, healthy food from local farmers. Reduce your carbon footprint. Access the freshest, best-est, local-est food there is!
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