Fernie’s first local food store – right in the heart of Fernie
Local is a social enterprise of Wildsight Elk Valley. It 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, the summer farmers market, over the last 19 years.
Our 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.
Local aims to:
* Bring local people and local and more sustainable products together
* Provide access to local food via a physical and online retail store
* Connect Elk Valley residents and visitors with year-round access to local food
* Promote and foster a local food culture within the Elk Valley
* Provide a low-barrier entry for local producers