Spring Marketing Meeting Update

This year’s Spring Marketing Meeting was held on March 21st at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre in Regina, and was very well attended.  Over 50 people attended, with guests from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Jason Freeman, General Manager presented on the growth of the co-op and the future growth anticipated. Members engaged in round table discussions which proved very fruitful in ideas and suggestions for improvement on various topics – most notably weed control for Organic Farming and Arranging Transport of Crops/Products in more timely fashions.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this meeting a memorable one!


World Fair Trade Day

Your purchase of Farmer Direct Co-op products supports domestic fair trade, integrity in organics and fair wages for farmers and farm workers.

Farmer Direct Co-op is participating in World Fair Trade Day (May 9, 2015) through the Fair World Project.  World Fair Trade Day is on Mother’s Day this year and for more information how World Fair Trade Day is supporting mothers in co-operatives, please go to http://fairworldproject.org/get-involved/world-fair-trade-day/.


Our New Warehouse

Farmer Direct Co-operative is very pleased with our new warehouse location at Unit # 9, 2095 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7N5.  The move was successfully made at the end of December and the warehouse is “up and running” and orders are being filled by Geoffrey Ward, Facilities Manager and Deb Cunday, Warehouse and Bagging Line Co-ordinator and their staff.  For ease of transport, please see the map link.  Rail car loads of bulk grain are still being shipped from our Tilney SK Railway Siding.

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Tremendous Growth

Farmer Direct Co-op is experiencing tremendous growth in the organic food marketplace, with our farmer members’ crops selling to manufacturers of organic food products, including organic brown flax to PROBAR energy bars, organic large green lentils to Amy’s Kitchen soups, organic hulled hempseed to Daily Greens’ nutritional drinks and to Silver Hills Bakery bread, and organic hard red spring wheat to Anita’s Organic Mill.

Our retail brand product line has grown exponentially and our products may now be found in the bulk bins of the following retail stores:

Canada:  British Columbia – Choices Markets, LifeStyle  Markets, Markets on Yates & Millstream, Ingredients Cafe and Store

Alberta – Community Natural foods

Saskatchewan – Old Fashioned Foods

United States:  Whole Food Markets (in all states)

Farmer Direct Co-op also supplies to many organic and natural food distributors;

Canada:  British Columbia:  Horizon Distributors, Canagreen Foods, Discovery Island Organics, JIVA Organics, Left Coast Naturals

Ontario:  Ontario Natural Food Co-op, Lennie Ciglen Distribution Lltd, A & E Fine Foods, and Root Alive

United States:  Edison Grains, Imlakesh Organics, New Organics, Woodland Foods, Garden Spot Distributors and UNFI