Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s the kick off to the holiday season!
We hope that you, like us, will be taking full advantage of the abundant fresh produce available right now! We are so fortunate to have a plethora of small scale farms that specialize in growing delicious fruits and vegetables right here in the Cowichan Valley!
Whether your go-to holiday dish is mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, turkey or dessert (pumpkin pie, please!) Cow-op, your local food cooperative, has you covered! Imagine friends and family gathered together to share a meal of roasted turkey that was locally raised, trimmed with Cowichan grown produce like winter squash, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower and heirloom apples! Don’t forget a great dessert; Nanaimo bars, cookies, and a variety of pies and gluten free options – better get the Drumroaster coffee brewing too!
Finding all of your favourite produce from several different farms can be challenging, and that’s where we come in! Cow-op is a Cooperative of farmers and food processors in the Cowichan Valley, offering an online farmers market for locally grown and made products. Shop from a huge selection of leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, organic dairy, fresh bread, frozen meals, and more.
We aggregate products from over 80 members each week at our warehouse on Providence Farm. On Thursday we deliver your order to your door or you can collect your order at one of our neighborhood pickup locations from Victoria to Nanaimo.
We support local farms and small businesses and you can too! When you shop Cow-op you are investing in your community and that also means that money stays in our local economy. Our cooperative approach to business puts Cowichan Valley farmers first. Farmers manage their own product listings and their prices for seasonal products, so unlike big grocery chains who usually pay cents on the dollar, our producers can actually earn a living.
We’ve been doing this since 2014 and our commitment to truly supporting Cowichan Valley food producers and processors sets us apart as pioneers of the online farmers market. When shopping local is convenient, it’s a win-win!