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?
- Become a supporter through a monthly donation and help us bring local food to Fernie
- 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 help us spread the word
- Like and share our posts on Facebook or Instagram
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