Learn how we're supporting Canadian Farmers and Producers
August 24, 2023
In an age of global connectivity, where goods can be sourced from around the world with just a few clicks, Calgary Co-op takes a different approach—one that’s rooted in supporting the community, nurturing local economies, and celebrating the exceptional flavours that our region has to offer. Our Best from the West program isn’t just a label—it’s a commitment to embracing the bounties of our own backyard and uplifting Canadian farmers and producers.
Our Best from the West program isn’t just about providing high-quality, locally sourced products. It’s a philosophy that encapsulates the dedication to support our local ecosystem by offering an array of quality products crafted with care by Canadian farmers and producers. From the picturesque landscapes of British Columbia to the sprawling prairies of Alberta and beyond, the program celebrates the diverse and rich flavours that define our region.
One of the pillars of the Best from the West is its unwavering support for Canadian farmers and producers. By prioritising local sourcing, Calgary Co-op creates a symbiotic relationship that benefits both consumers and the community at large. By choosing these products, shoppers contribute to the growth of local businesses, helping them thrive in a highly competitive market.
Beyond sourcing locally, this program is also about embracing sustainable practices. We recognize that local sourcing often means a reduced carbon footprint due to shorter transportation distances. By supporting local producers, the program contributes to a more sustainable food system, where fresh products can make their way to our shelves and into your pantry with minimal environmental impact.
When you walk through our aisles adorned with Best from the West labels, you’re embarking on a culinary journey that reflects our home. From juicy berries plucked from nearby orchards to artisanal cheeses that showcase the mastery of local dairy farmers, the program offers a plethora of choices that cater to every palate and preference.
For us, this is really about fostering a sense of community. By choosing Canadian products, shoppers actively participate in a cycle that connects them with the farmers and producers who pour their heart and soul into their craft. This connection transforms the act of purchasing groceries into an act of supporting local livelihoods.
Embracing the spirit of the Best from the West program is as easy as exploring the aisles of your local Calgary Co-op store. Look for this distinctive green label, often found on our Cal & Gary’s products in the produce department and beyond. By making conscious choices and selecting products under this program, you’re casting a vote for sustainability, quality, and community.
The next time you embark on your grocery shopping journey, take a moment to appreciate the stories behind the products that proudly bear the Best from the West label. Or, get started today and shop Best from the West online.