Local Producers

When it comes to locally produced food, at Quality Foods we're proud of our association with many and varied Vancouver Island producers.



Here are some of the items we purchase locally:

Campbell RIiver

Comox / Courtaney

Qualicum Beach

SMOKIN JOE'S SALMON
➔ Smoked Salmon

Produce
Berries
(Blueberries, Raspberries  &
Blackberries)
Peppers
(red, yellow, orange) 
VICTORIAN ACRE FARMS
➔ Fresh Free Run Turkeys

NATURAL PASTURES
➔ Artisan Cheese

ABUELO'S MEXICAN FOODS
➔ Tortillas

DAIRYLAND
➔ Milk & Dairy Products


Produce
Organic Blueberries 
Corn     
Potatoes
(Russets, Reds & Yellow Flesh)
Pumpkins   
 LITTLE QUALICUM CHEESEWORKS
➔ Artisan Cheese

Produce
➔ Beans  (Green& Yellow) 
➔ Strawberry & Raspberry
➔ Blueberry & Blackberry
➔ Loganberry, Gooseberry,
Red & Black Currant
➔ Garden Peas     
➔ Squash
➔ Zucchini 
➔ Peppers
➔ Potatoes
(Russets, Reds & Yellow Flesh) 
➔ Pickling Cucumbers
➔ Dill Weed 
➔ Reg. Cucumbers

 

Powell River

 

Denman & Hornby Island

 

Parksville / Erington

Produce
➔ Strawberries     
Blueberries     
Tomatoes     
Long English Cucumbers 
➔ Peppers
(Red, Yellow, Orange Green &
 Habanero, Jalapeño)
➔ Eggplant

FARMHOUSE POULTRY
➔ Poultry

KATHIE'S SALSA
➔ Fresh Salsa

HORNBY ISLAND PATE
➔ Pate
FRENCH CREEK FISHERIES
➔ Fresh local Seafood

ECO TROUT LODGE
➔ Fresh Rainbow Trout


Produce
➔ Corn   
➔ Garlic     
➔ Garlic Scapes

 Port Alberni  Victoria  Nanaimo
HERTEL'S MEATS
➔ Bacon, Fresh Pork,
Hams & Sausages

COD FATHER SEAFOOD
➔ Local Seafood
 
METROPOLITAN CHEF
➔ Spices & Rubs

Produce
Mini Cucumbers     
Long English Cucumbers 
Blueberries   
  B&C FOODS
➔ Fresh Local Seafood &
Island Pride Scallops
➔ Bacon, Island Pride Beef Burgers &
Chicken Cordons

ALBION FISHERIES
➔ Fresh Local Seafood

ISLAND FARMS
➔ Dairy Products

LEKKER FOODS
➔ Deli - Local Distributor

ISLAND NUT ROASTERY
➔ Peanut Butter, Almond Butter &
Cashew Butter

Produce
➔ Potatoes
(Nuggets, Early Potatoes)    
➔ Pumpkins 

HUB CITY FISHERIES
➔ Fresh Local Seafood

FRESHPOINT
➔ Deli & Meat - Local Distributor


PARADISE ISLAND FOODS
➔ Cheese

ST. JEANS CANNERY
➔ Smoked Salmon & Myers Mustard

SALSAMAN
➔ Fresh Salsa

BLUE GINGER ASIAN FOODS
➔ Fresh Sushi
 Duncan  Saltspring Island  Coombs
ARBUTUS RIDGE FARMS
 ➔ Fresh Deli Salad, Entrees &
Appetizers
 MOONSTRUCK
➔ Artisan Cheese

SALTSPRING ISLAND CHEESE
➔ Artisan Cheese

COUNTRY PIES
➔ Meat Pies, Sausage Rolls & Pastry

 Cobble Hill  Gabriola Island
 Produce
Long English Cucumbers

 Produce


"Being an original Vancouver Island grown company, we have always supported our friends and neighbours who produce food right here whenever we can," say Noel Hayward, a founding partner with Quality Foods. "If the producer meets our supply needs, and they have the necessary credentials for food safety and  distribution, then chances are you have seen their products in our stores at one time or another."

Hayward points out that "although supply can be inconsistent at times due to weather, growing season and other factors, we still do what we can, especially for fresh produce."

In fact, one strategy is using our produce wholesaler for supply chain management. That way the producer has one drop for shipping, and it goes right into our existing store distribution. This works well, but because people don't always see the farm trucks delivering direct to the store (although sometimes they do for larger volumes) the perception may be that we are not buying locally.