Female farmers and entrepreneurs provide diverse food baskets for delivery around La Paz, Bolivia
During the pandemic, Community Evolution’s partner AFLOPHA in Bolivia is providing food and income for their community. AFLOPHA receives orders and provides delivery of fresh vegetables from their greenhouses directly and safely to customers in La Paz via WhatsApp. The group has also partnered with other producers to sell and deliver diverse and nutritious food baskets.
The community that makes up the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace
The Cow-Op is made up of local farmers, food processors and community partners. This non-profit farmer and food processor co-operative brings together members and consumers through an online marketplace of locally grown and harvested food, featuring a variety of produce, meats, eggs, fruit, baking and more all grown or produced throughout the Cowichan Region.
Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic
Growing food is an act of love. That’s what we notice when we hear Caroline Fric describe her work. Caroline is the co-owner of Golden Greens Farm, a two-acre land in the Cowichan Valley. Growing food has taught me absolutely everything, all of my weaknesses and my...
The value of volunteers in times of crisis
A regular week for the farmers of Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace would see an average of 30 orders placed through their system. When COVID-19 hit British Columbia and the restrictions were put in place affecting farmer’s markets and restaurants, the CVCM...
Recyclists support Cowichan farmers
Even before being a co-owner of the Cowichan Recyclists — a bike-based recycling pickup company in the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia — Erin Ward (photo) was their fan. The Recyclists help Cowichan ride the road to zero waste. Erin and her partner Patrick Devlin...
The Cow-Op hustles to meet booming demand for farmers market grocery delivery
More Canadians are looking to buy groceries online during the coronavirus pandemic, and farmer’s market co-operatives are having to respond quickly to feed their communities and pay local farmers. Support the Cow-Op to provide an essential service on Vancouver Island.