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LOCAL VENDORS

WHAT are we doing?

  • Providing 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?

  • August 2020 – Community appeal for donations 
  • September 2020 – Mini outdoor farmers markets on Sundays
  • 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 does it work?

  • Vendors can rent retail space, somewhat like an indoor farmers market that vendors do not need to physically attend
  • The store will also function as a storage & distribution hub (like a local version of Amazon) for orders placed online
  • Volunteers staff the store with a paid coordinator position to oversee the operation

How can I get my local food products in Local?

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 events

 

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Contact

891 2nd Ave (Mainfloor)
PO Box 537,
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250.423.3322
Email: elkvalley@wildsight.ca
elkvalley@wildsight.ca

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