Local Feature – Garrison Gourment Greens Co.

By March 13, 2019Blog

For the love of local

Peter and Kathleen Hautala are the proud owners of Garrison Gourment Greens which is located at 100-5580 Vedder Rd in Chilliwack BC nearby the Canadian Forces Base. It has been a 30 year dream of theirs to own a farm market. As they have loved living in and calling Chilliwack their home since 1997, Chilliwack was the perfect spot to open up their shop. Peter has spent his entire working career in the retail grocery business starting with Super Valu in 1980 and rising onto management. He also does consultation for other retail business owners where he uses his talented eye for retail and shares his passion for the produce industry by designing spaces and teaching other owners. Katt has a long standing history of working in the retail grocery business and is one of the friendliest people you will meet.

On June 5th of 2017 both Peter and Katt took a leap of faith to give life to their long time dream

With their farm market store being a quick drive from Cultus Lake and close by for those of you that live in Garrison Village they offer a variety of produce and local BC products. They focus almost entirely on local artisan products and products produced locally. They have long standing relationships with local farmers and orchardists as well as smaller hobby farms. They enjoy supporting local events, providing jobs and creating relationships with our community while proudly offering quality nourishment.

When you shop locally at a small business this creates a chain of support in our community

Our farm provides Garrison Gourment Greens with fresh blueberries during berry season and frozen blueberries year round through our freezer program. When we asked them why they enjoy working with our farm they noted that they love the local family aspect, same day picked, fresh quality product, and our community involvement. They also love our big Duke and Bluecrop Blueberries and appreciate all the seasonal offerings. Katt noted that, “There are so many great ways to use blueberries as ingredients, like in yummy pies, baking, smoothies, jams and ice-cream.”

Leaving Less Waste

Katt and Peter are very concerned about leaving a smaller foot print. All green waste is recycled by feeding local farm animals and they recycle all waste created by transportation of product. They also have opted to only use brown paper bags in their store.

 

Garrison Gourment Greens Co. Address:

100-5580 Vedder Rd in Chilliwack BC

Bernadette Maguire

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