Do you know how your food was made and where it was made? Most of the time we pick something up off the shelf at the grocery store and have no clue where it was made or grown. Here in Grand Forks we have so many opportunities to support local farmers and to know exactly where our food is coming from! Grand Forks has such a rich history of agriculture in our valley, especially with our Doukhobor heritage. There is also have a great climate for growing, with a long season since we are in Southern BC, and very nutrient rich soil!
So where can you buy locally grown produce, meats and so much more? There are many options!
The Grand Forks Farmers Market
Twice a week, May until October, locals and tourists can stop by and pick up vegetables, fruits, local honey (Kettle Kountry Farms), local meats and eggs and so much more every Tuesday and Friday! With vendors such as Mehmals Ranch for beef, North Fork Pork & Poultry for meats and eggs, produce from Deane Farms, GF Diggers, Grand Forks Farms Collective, and so many more, you can find everything you need for a healthy and local summer meal! The schedule for weekly vendors can be found on their Facebook page.
With an on-farm store, Jerseyland Organics is a great spot to support local, and organic! With a variety of cheeses, yogurts, and even a milk dispenser, they have a great selection of dairy products produced on site! Other products made in Grand Forks include; meats from PV Ranch, chocolate from Lucky Pheasant, coffee beans from Juggernaut Coffee Co. They also have a great selection of products local to BC including natural cleaners, detergents, soaps and lotions, organic baking essentials, pastas and so much more!
Kettle Valley Co-op
The KVFC is a consumer and producer co-operative which runs year round and gives local farmers a platform to sell to local members. With weekly orders and pick ups, and quarterly bulk food orders this is a great way to support local! Produce, meats, tofu, baked goods, teas, essentials such as oils, nuts, sweeteners, spices, condiments and so much more, why not become a member?
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So, what are you waiting for? Check out one of our many great options whether you are in town for the weekend, or if you call Grand Forks home.