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Our Local Markets

ABOUT US

We are an Alberni Valley based business that markets locally-grown and/or produced food directly to consumers. We provide local farmers and artisan food producers with high-impact e-commerce marketing tools and a highly efficient distribution service. Simply put, we are an online farmer's market and delivery service.

We offer the following benefits to the community

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Give consumers direct access to fresh, affordable, nutritional, and tasty food
Support local food producers
Retain local jobs
Benefit the local economy
Strongly encourage local trade
Increase awareness of locally grown food
Reduce food miles
Offer food producers room for better pricing

LOCAL FOOD

The following is our definition of local food:

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Fresh: The shorter the time between the farm and your table, the less likely it is that nutrients will be lost from fresh food.
Not genetically modified
Hormone-free/antibiotic-free
Pasture-raised/free-range
No chemical spray
Often organically grown although not certified
Sometimes certified-organic
Not processed
Safe: Local farmers aren't anonymous and they take their responsibility to the consumer seriously.
Preserves genetic diversity: In the modern agricultural system, plant varieties are chosen for their ability to ripen uniformly, withstand harvesting, survive packing and last a long time on the shelf, so there is limited genetic diversity in large-scale production. Smaller local farms, in contrast, often grow many different varieties of crops to provide a long harvest season, an array of colors, and the best flavors.
An investment in the future: By supporting local farmers today, you are helping to ensure that there will be farms in your community tomorrow. That is a matter of importance for food security.

SUPPLIERS
We will seek local suppliers first. If a product is not available locally, we will seek a supplier located on Vancouver Island. We will not offer products grown and/or produced outside of Canada.


 
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