Delicious, fresh local produce and regional food.
Opening Hours vary by season, please see website for details
Local provides a storefront and online store for farmers and local food producers to sell their products and enables customers to access fresh and delicouls local food year-round.
And many more! The incredible range of products includes fresh fruit & vegetables, eggs, locally raised meat, freshly prepared frozen meals, pickles and preserves, flour and pasta, snacks and treats, soap & cosmetics, and more.
Fernie imports 100% of its commercially available food and is particularly vulnerable to food unsustainability due to our geographic location, cold climate food production challenges, and lack of regional food policy. The demand for local is taking off, but the supply of locally produced food and other more sustainably sourced household staples is still a challenge for conventional chain stores. This leaves small local producers without an easy and reliable way to sell their products.
Wildsight aims to develop change through the development of a low-barrier model of food access that supports local farmers and sustainable producers to get their product to market, building on the work already done through Mountain Market over the last two decades. The aim is to cultivate a thriving, knowledgeable, and resilient local food culture by reducing the length of the supply chain.
Local's core goal is to increase year-round access to reliable local and more sustainable alternatives to imported industrially grown food through the support of local farmers and producers. This builds on the work of the Mountain Market and grows on the summer-only offering to year-round access.
Local aims to:
Local is a social enterprise of Wildsight Elk Valley Branch. Wildsight Elk Valley is a not-for-profit based in Fernie, BC that aims to protect plant and animal biodiversity and create sustainable communities in the Southern Rockies region of British Columbia.