After very successful and encouraging first 2019 and 2020 years, we are happy that the Gulf Islands Food Co-op intends to once again operate 2021 CO-OP TABLES at the Saturday Markets of Pender, Galiano and Mayne Island! This is subject to funding, but we believe we have enough from the the Capital Regional District (CRD) to start on a limited basis, and thanks so much to Vancity enviroFund and many others for their support to date!
This means a paid Table Host receiving and selling locally produced island food, on behalf of busy island Food Producers who can then be back on the land producing more. Producing and buying more local food is a fantastic way of “living lighter” by decreasing our use of the Earth’s scarce resources.
We will report more in future, but for a start here are some 2020 photos of the Co-op Tables on Mayne, Galiano, and then Pender… with islanders lining up for some beautiful and healthy local food!