Were you hoping for more meat options at the Coop? We're now taking special orders for products from the Ferme Valens.
Yes, after much deliberation from the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee and the employees of the Co-op, we've decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to restore our cash flow after having paid out a $28,000 debt in 2015. Every dollar we collect will go towards refurbishing our inventory and bringing in even more of the organic, eco-friendly, local products we're so excited to offer you. You can see our campaign page on Ulule here, and read more about the campaign on our Facebook page and in this Gazette article.
We've received our organic seedlings for the summer!! Annie and Dean from La Ferme de l'Ile have grown a huge selection of beautiful young plants, ranging from herbs and lettuces to heirloom cherry, paste and beefsteak tomatoes. We also have some organic strawberry plants, raspberry bushes and blueberry bushes from Urban Seedling. We'll be receiving some additional seedlings throughout the summer so don't give up if you didn't find the plant you were looking for at first blush.
It’s a great opportunity to come to the store and meet the farmers, get culinary tips and stock up on delicious fresh local products. In the spring and summer, the Ferme de l'Ile will set up every Thursday from 3pm to 7pm (starting June 16th) and La Récolte de la Rouge are there every Saturday from 10am to 1pm (starts June 10th).
Meanwhile, any day of any season is a good day to come to the Co-op and stock up on all of your fresh favourites! This year, you'll find produce from les Jardins d'En Haut, les Jardins de la Résistance, les Jardins Érable and the Vergers McMillan.