Online marketplace for local food kicking off

The Cow-op.ca, Cowichan’s first online marketplace is less than a month away from opening its virtual doors to the region, and they are offering a chance for local food producers in the region to become founding members.

The Cow-op.ca aims "to be one more great marketing tool to get more local food onto more local plates."

An introduction to the co-op, the online market, and seller training session will be held for local food

producers on Monday, May 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Vancouver Island University Lecture Theatre, Room 140, in Duncan.

Prospective sellers will learn how to upload their seller profile, manage inventory, and receive and fulfill orders. It’s a chance to meet the faces behind the market and ask questions.

At the session, sellers will also receive copies of the paperwork required to proceed with their application to sell through Cow-op.ca. RSVP is required. Anyone wishing to attend should email info@cowop. ca or call Heather: 250-748-8506.