Kootenay Local Industry Contacts
Business, marketing and non-profit organizations supporting the Kootenay agricultural industry.
Regional Marketing Resources
Events and Tourism
Regional farmers’ events:
- Find a farmers market
- Find an agricultural fair
- Find a farm tour
- British Columbia agritourism alliance regional directory
- Find a local MarketSafe food safety certification course
Regional Agricultural Marketing Initiatives
Independent producer marketing campaigns and initiatives for Kootenay. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- Creston Valley Farm Fresh guide Database of Creston Valley food producers.
- West Kootenay Food Directory Directory of farms in the West Kootenay.
- East Kootenay local food guide Local food directory produced by the Cranbrook Food Action Committee.
- We Heart Local: Kootenay Directory of local agricultural products, season schedules, recipes and farm events.
Producer Organizations and Agricultural Institutes
Food Producer Alliances and Institutes
Local agricultural support organizations:
- Cranbrook Food Action Committee
- Creston Valley Food Action Coalition
- Kaslo Food Security Project
- Kootenay Local Agricultural Society
- Windermere District Farmers’ Institute
Sector-Specific Producer Organizations
Local producer organizations:
- B.C. Cattlemen’s Association: Kootenay branch
- Kootenay Grain Community Supported Agriculture
- Kootenay Livestock Society
- Kootenay Organic Growers Society
- Okanagan Kootenay Cherry Growers
- Creston Valley Agriculture Society
- Creston Valley Grain Growers Association
Box 67 Creston BC V0B 1G0
- Creston Valley Dairyman's Association
Lister, BC V0B 1Y0
Wayne Harris 428-9655
- See all provincial producer organizations
Agricultural Advisory Committees
Agricultural Advisory Committees are groups of appointed local agricultural producers who help advise governments on policy, programs and regional issues.
Regional Business Development Organizations
Regional organizations offering support services to Kootenay businesses. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- Southern Interior Development Initiatives Trust Funding and development projects for the Columbia–Kootenay and Thompson–Okanagan areas.
- Columbia Basin Trust Business Advisors Program Individual business counselling and assessment services.
Community Futures rural business advisory offices:
- Central Kootenay
- East Kootenay
- Greater Trail
- Farm Credit Canada local offices Crown corporation providing agricultural financing services.
For more agricultural development plans and resources, see the regional Local Planning page.
Land and Tenures
Information on buying, selling or leasing farm or ranchland in B.C. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. Assessment regional offices Crown corporation providing independent property value assessment.
- Front Counter B.C. Start or manage an application for land tenures or other natural resources uses.
Educational resources and agricultural experience for youth in Kootenay. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. 4-H Clubs: Kootenay Region Youth-focused community agricultural club network.
- Young Agrarians B.C. events and resources for youth interested in agriculture.