Local – Fresh Picks
What are Fresh Picks?
- Get first notification and opportunity to order when local products arrive at Local
- Any supporters who donate over $20/month can choose to get Fresh Pick notifications
WHAT is Local?
- Local is a physical and online retail store that brings local people and local products together
- Partnering with Mountain Market vendors to increase the amount of local food available in Fernie
WHY are we doing this? What is the purpose?
- To provide Elk Valley residents and visitors with year-round access to local food
- To develop a system that promotes and fosters food security within the Elk Valley
- To provide a low-barrier entry for local producers
WHEN is this happening?
- October 2020 – Store opens
WHERE is this happening?
- The physical storefront will be in the current Wildsight offices at 891 2nd Ave, Fernie
- There will be a website where people can order online
How can I help?
- Become a supporter through a monthly donation and help us bring the idea to life
- Give a one-time donation –> choose to give a one-time gift
- Volunteer at the store –> learn about volunteering by clicking here
- Tell us of local suppliers you would like to see in the shop
- Tell a friend about the shop and spread the word
- Sign up for local store email notifications
How will I benefit?
- You can finally access locally produced food year-round, one-stop-shop
- You’ll help improve food security within the Elk Valley
How does this help local food producers?
- Year-round, downtown storefront in Fernie to sell your produce & products without having to be there
- Access to a wider customer base
- Increased marketing, promotion, and awareness of your local products
- Support in utilizing the online platform
- Participation in ‘meet the producer’ info and tasting nights
- One-stop-shop for Fernie deliveries
- Access to the special September mini-markets