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We’re delighted to introduce you to our Community Partner in Calgary . . . Community Natural Foods is Calgary’s locally owned and operated natural grocery chain that has been providing organic, sustainable, fair food and building community around environmental causes since 1977. We are honoured that Community Natural Foods helps distribute CSF member shares in … Continued

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Our Canmore Community Partner: Farm Box

January 20, 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to our Community Partner in Canmore . . . Farm Box is a community program that provides freshly harvested, sustainably sourced food from local, organic producers to customers in the mountains and foothills. We are honoured that Farm Box helps distribute CSF member shares in and around Canmore, Cochrane, and Banff! Skipper Otto’s … Continued

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Our West Kelowna and Penticton Community Partner: Nature’s Fare

January 20, 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to our brand new Community Partner in West Kelowna and Penticton . . . Nature’s Fare Markets is an ethical grocery store bursting with the best handpicked organic, natural and local foods, vitamins and supplement they can find. Proudly BC- Family owned, they serve happy customers in Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, … Continued

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Our Lethbridge Community Partner: Urban Grocer

January 19, 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to our Community Partner in Lethbridge. . . Urban Grocer is a small, independently owned and operated grocery store in Lethbridge offering natural staple goods as well as unique, hard-to-find items, sourced locally whenever possible and providing connections directly to food producers. We are honoured that Urban Grocer distributes CSF member shares … Continued

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Our Saskatoon Community Partner: The Co-op, Saskatoon Food Store (Attridge)

January 19, 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to our brand new Community Partner in Saskatoon. . . Saskatoon Co-op is a member-owned co-operative which serves its members with products and services that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities, making sustainable investments in local communities. We are honoured that Saskatoon Co-op (Attridge) has agreed to distribute … Continued

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We’re delighted to introduce you to our Community Partner in Regina. . . Body Fuel Organics has been providing the city of Regina (and beyond) delicious, healthy organic produce and groceries since 2005. We are honoured that Body Fuel helps distribute CSF member shares in Regina! Skipper Otto’s CSF didn’t always deliver seafood to Regina … Continued

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Our Fort St. John Partner: The Butcher Block

January 19, 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to The Butcher Block, our Community Partner who distributes CSF shares to members in Fort St. John. Skipper Otto’s CSF didn’t always deliver seafood to Fort St. John this way. From 2011-2014, my husband and fisherman, Shaun, would fish all summer, rent a freezer truck and drive across the Rockies … Continued

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A taste of what’s to come: Food and drink trends to watch out for in 2016, by Nikki Bayley for the Globe and Mail

December 22, 2015

Read the full story at the Globe and Mail. “Sustainable seafood tastes even better when served with a side of social justice. Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) cut out the middleman, working directly with small-scale, low-impact fishermen. Members buy shares before the season starts, allowing the CSF to guarantee a stable, fair price. Fishermen don’t have … Continued

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The Top 8 Reasons Why a CSF Share Makes the Best Gift

December 14, 2015

1. It’s Healthy As a CSF member, you know that you’re eating healthier. You know you want the best health for your loved ones, too. It’s an easy call. Plus, a CSF share is less expensive than a treadmill! 2. It Lasts All Year Long Whether BBQ-ing spot prawns in springtime or making a hearty halibut curry in the … Continued

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The Human Scale of the CSF

December 14, 2015

We receive so many lovely emails from our members talking about why the CSF is special to them. This message from Elana in Vancouver was so touching — it showed us that our deeply held values really do come across in all that we do. Thank you, Elana, for allowing me to share your email with our … Continued

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Nancy

Member since 2018

"Thank you for supplying such a delicious, healthy, sustainable product along with the interesting and connecting information about those who fish!"