At the moment, Anna's computer system does not have a way to subtract the weight of your container, so it is recommended to bring in your light weight, fabric bags for their 70+ bulk items. Be prepared to shop for snacks, herbs, nuts, dried fruits, beans/legumes and locally grown organic grains.
FILL is the latest and greatest refill store to be added to the Okanagan. Located in Vernon, FILL allows shoppers to decrease their consumption and use of plastic by offering cleaning, home and hygiene products in bulk. No containers? No worries! FILL offers reusable and refillable options for purchase on location. Whether you are in need of shampoo, face wash, toothpaste, dish soap, laundry cleaner and more - they've got you covered! Visit them in store today to start refilling!
A volunteer powered community co-operative open 6 days a week. The co-op is doing so much good for the community and sustainability, such as creating cloth boomerang bags and encouraging personal bags. Working with 50 local vendors who offer their produce in bulk - no packaging. You can get farm fresh local eggs and return your egg cartons to be re-used. They also offer locally roasted coffee, which come in mason jars that can be returned and refilled. More locally sourced bulk options are being added, stop in to see what's new!
Seasonally, Superstore offers many produce items sourced right from the Okanagan. Bring your own produce bags as well as light fabric bags to fill up at their bulk section. You can find nuts, spices and of course candy in their bulk section.
Save on Foods typically have a 'Local' section highlighted in their stores, to notify customers of regionally-based products. They also allow you to use your own produce bags, and offer a bulk section with nuts, spices, baking ingredients, and more!
With locations throughout the Okanagan, Bulk Barn has a huge selection for zero-waste possibilites. They encourage customers to BYOC from the basics but also for things like household products, peanut butter and even dog treats! Check out their website for coupons and products available at your local store.
Farmbound is leading the way with zero waste innovation in opening a complete zero waste grocery store. BYOC for locally grown fruits and veggies but also nuts and seeds, baking supplies, farm fresh supplies, personal care products, apothcary items and more. Check out with Instagram for more details.
Natures Fare is a holistic-based grocery store that focuses on supporting local, and providing organic, fresh, sustainable ingredients. They offer locally-sourced and plastic-free produce, as well as a "to-go" station in their stores.
Just outside of Vernon, you can find Rogers mills and bulk store. BYOC for a variety of high quality baking ingredients, nuts, seeds, flours, grains, spices. Gluten free and organic options also available. Check out their Instagram page for delicious recipe ideas.
This locally owned and operated offers local produce fresh from the farm, natural and organic foods and products. BYOC to fiil up on a wide array of wholesome grains, nuts, flours and delectable sweets.
3419 31 Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 2H6
Eat Good Market
Eat Good at this Vernon grocery store. They have a wide variety of local products, an all plant based deli and smoothie bar as well as fresh and organic produce. BYOC or feel good about picking some goodies up in their compostable containers. Check out their Instagram to stay in the loop.
Purchasing without plastic in larger stores can be difficult. Luckily IGA offers a large spread of nearly 75 fresh organically-farmed items in many of their stores and a total of 1200 organic products (packaged and fresh) throughout. They also carry a generous variety of bulk items. Check them out today!
Quality Greens strives to provide valued consumers with a fresh perspective on the shopping experience; not only with their unique shopping atmosphere, but with their broad selection of local and conventional products of highest quality and peak freshness. They approach their shopping "naturally" and are an Okanagan-based company!
Safeways across the okanagan offer over 150 varieties of bulk food items which recently include teas! You are welcome to BYOC to the bulk and produce sections of the store. Keep in mind that they do not tare the weight of your container so light weight reusable bags are recommended.
Introducing "mo'mugi", Canada's first and only organic BC roasted barley tea! The Canadian Barley Tea Company's delicious tea is perfect cold or hot, for adults and kids, and for every day sipping. The Salmon-Arm based company dedicates their practice to being sustainable by sourcing their organic barley locally, using a zero-emissions roaster, using certified compostable tea bags (no micro plastics here!) and more. They are also the recipients of the 2019 Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur Green Award. Visit their website for a full list of vendors carrying their tea throughout British Columbia.