Our Vision

Farm forward for the Okanagan

 

The Okanagan food hub cooperative is a farmer owned Okanagan forward cooperative. 

We aim to put the Okanagan valley, its land, its community, and its farmers first. We believe that by supporting those who support the valley we will all come out ahead. 

It all started in 2014 as the brain child of a few thoughtful farmers, "How do we help the people get more consistent access to fresh local meat and produce from right here in the Okanagan?" Over the last 4 years that thought has led to the inclusion of 20+ farmers into a collective of individuals looking to change the way we think about, relate to and access our food. 

We have made it our mission to provide quick and convenient access to locally sourced food, 7 days a week, by partnering with local entities and helping the farmers do what they do best: grow produce and raise animals. We believe we are on the cusp of a great food revolution in the Okanagan.

It has been an absolute honour to work with this group of forward thinking, community minded farmers and producers. Together we have established a system to serve the Okanagan valley that we believe will be both sustainable, from a farming perspective, and accessible, from a consumer perspective.

By streamlining some of the processes for our farmers and producers we can leverage a greater economy of scale and bring the wonderful gifts of the Okanagan valley to our community and eventually the communities abroad at reasonable prices. We will be able to provide consistent access to Okanagan products to our consumers and a steady, reliable income to our farmers.

We believe this is a truly winning combination and we couldn't be more excited to see everything unfold in the coming years as we contribute to the Okanagan becoming an even greater economic powerhouse, with its farming sector rivaling the wine and tourism industries for the greatest impact! 

Together we truly are stronger!  

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Kyle Friesen,
Executive Director,      Okanagan Food Hub Cooperative

 
Wolf Wesle, owner of Greencroft Gardens and president of the board of directors, transplanting crops on his 10 acre organic farm.

Wolf Wesle, owner of Greencroft Gardens and president of the board of directors, transplanting crops on his 10 acre organic farm.