One of our commitments is to promote a healthier lifestyle through eating healthy from our produce. This is the reason we extended our organic product offerings at Kerrisdale location. While your fresh conventionally grown products are still available at the stores, our new organic products are added as a healthier option for you. Currently, there are over 30 organic products available at the stores.
2251 West 41st Avenue
Open every day from 9 AM – 8 PM
We are working with our growers and vendors closely to ensure our organic products are meeting quality standard. At the stores, you can find everyday organic products such as mushrooms, garlic, bananas, etc. In addition, unique organic products like dandelion greens, rainbow chard, etc. are added on to our organics’ shelves. These unique organic products are often overlooked at the stores. They are, in fact, good for health and distinct in taste.
Stay tuned on our website, more information on organic products are coming soon!
“Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed; organic food is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods.”
– Canada Organic Trade Association
Products that are labelled as organic must be compliant with the Organic Products Regulations, governed by the Canadian Foods Inspection Agency. The standards and regulations, for both domestic and imported, limit and prohibit on the followings:
- The use of toxic and persistent pesticides
- Synthetic fertilizers
- The routine use of drugs
- Antibiotics or synthetic hormones
- Genetic engineering (GMOs)
- Sewage sludge (biosolids)
For that reason, organic products must receive an ongoing care in order to meet the standard of organic foods starting from the growers to the shelves at our stores.
For Your Health and Our Environment
Organic foods have become a part of Canadian lifestyle. A report from Canada Organic Trade Association states 66% of British Columbia population purchase organic groceries on a weekly basis. Moreover, Vancouver has the highest number of organic consumers in B.C. There are numerous reasons to purchase organic products. They can be summarized into 2 groups:
Good for your health
Due to the fact that organic foods come from the farming practice that does not utilize synthetic fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, genetic engineering, growth hormones, or irradiation; organic foods would consider a much healthier option.
Good for our environment
Organic farming practice helps improve the overall well-being of the ecosystem including land (soil), water, air, and living beings. The practice plays a big part in the reduction of energy and pollution incurred from agricultural activities.