Who we are
Long Table Grocery is a locally-owned independent food hub that provides good food, sustainably sourced and is locally-rooted in the Cariboo region of BC. We purchase local produce and food products when available, and purchase fair trade and organic produce when produce is unavailable locally. We focus on organic growers, but also support several more conventional local farms whose practices we know and trust. As well as bi-weekly subscription Harvest Boxes we offer weekly Tues/Wed/Thursday Markets as well as cooking and preserving workshops and community events throughout the year.
We currently work with over 40 North Cariboo farmers and food producers, growing community through food. We operate based on the 3 permaculture ethics of “Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share”. We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Long Table Grocery seeks to work in solidarity with Indigenous growers and makers, while respectfully acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of these lands.
We grew up in the Cariboo, on a cattle ranch with entrepreneurial parents who valued community, appreciated nature and produced their own food. As parents ourselves now we are equally passionate about building a healthy future for our children, and providing them with an appreciation of local, organic and fair trade food systems. We believe in good food, sustainably sourced and locally rooted. Read more...
We are proud to partner with many local food producers and businesses through this venture. Our suppliers are committed to the same standards of sourcing locally or organically grown fair trade humane products as we are. We believe in the power of collaboration and community are continually working to ensure that working with us is a fair and beneficial arrangement for local food producers, businesses, animals and the earth.
Long Table offers a range of essential grocery items and prioritizes locally-grown, organic and fair trade products. In partnership with local food businesses, we are proud to offer bi-weekly grocery deliveries of a wide range of products to locations within the Quesnel area as well as weekly markets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12-6. It is our goal that shopping at Long Table Local is easy, convenient, and a way to make your purchasing dollars count towards building a more food-secure community.
Our Harvest Boxes are a convenient way to access fresh, mostly organic and local (in-season of course) produce. By subscribing to a box you are helping grow the local food system as it enables us to commit to purchasing local crops. Farmers benefit immensely from knowing ahead of time what the demand will be for their products, and you benefit from receiving a consistent and diverse supply of local produce when in season. When we are unable to source local produce the Harvest Boxes contain ethically sourced organic produce from the Pacific Coast. Boxes are available year round, come in a range of sizes and you can change, pause or cancel your subscription at any time. Click here to learn more.
Shop at our Wednesday Pop-Up Markets:
Our shop is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 6 and is open to the public to drop in and shop. On offer each week is a selection of the freshest seasonal produce, as well as local meats, farm eggs, local bread and baking, prepared foods, preserves and pickles, locally-roasted coffee, BC teas, and select other interesting BC food products and kitchen items. We offer debit tap, credit or cash for payment options. Our market takes place at our new location 141 Marsh Drive, next to the West Quesnel Barber Shop in West Quesnel. Click here for directions.
Attend a workshop or event:
We offer regular workshops in all kinds of DIY skills with a strong focus on cooking, preserving and gardening with a bit of art and home DIY skills in the mix. Click here to view our current course offerings or to register.