Fresh Picks


 

WHAT is the Fresh Picks Club?

  • Support Local with a donation of over $20/month to gain access to the Fresh Picks Club
  • Get first notification and opportunity to order whenever new local products arrive 
  • An easy way to support making positive food on Fernie’s food system

How can I help?

Local – Fresh Picks

 

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 is Wildsight 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?

  • September 2020 – Mini Markets downtown
  • October & November 2020 – Harvest Online Order events
  • December 2020 – retail storefront opening mid-December

 

WHERE is this happening?

  • The physical storefront will be in the current Wildsight offices at 632 2nd Avenue in Fernie
  • There will be a website where people can order online

 

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 their 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

 

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Branch Information

Contact

632 2nd Ave
PO Box 537,
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250.423.3322
elkvalley@wildsight.ca