As a member-owned cooperative Squamish Fresh works to make healthy, affordable food directly accessible to its community. We supply quality food at affordable prices, all while nurturing a healthier and sustainable community. We support the local economy while sourcing locally wherever we can from produce to baked goods to even locally roasted coffee and consistently look for ways to minimize our environmental impact – reduce, reuse, recycle!
Question: How are you supporting other local businesses?
Answer: We support the local economy while sourcing locally wherever we can from produce to baked goods to even locally roasted coffee; 65% of our products are locally grown or locally made. We stock local products from Sunflower Bakery, Soave Coffee, Endure Designs, cookies from Homemade by Hailey, organic skincare products from Helena Lane, and blueberries from local blueberry farms.
Question: What social and environmental practices are you proud of?
Answer: We’re run by a group of dynamic local women as a working board of directors, the coop is owned by its members who are Squamish residents. The co-op harnesses the power of community and draws on the strength of people working together. All of our revenue is circulated back into the co-op, so all of our sales support the community directly. It’s our mission to make healthy, affordable food directly accessible to members of the community.
Navigating the pandemic is something we are very proud of, we not only survived but in many ways thrived creating strong community connections all while adhering to Covid protocols. We were also able to support the food insecure families in our communities through our Community Cares initiative. We collected donations from the public to provide Fresh Boxes with families or individuals in our community that need a compassionate helping hand.
We also consistently look for ways to minimize our environmental impact – reduce, reuse, recycle!