How it all Began
Edible Island Whole Foods Market, or Edible as the locals call us, started off in the 70’s with a group of free-thinking people who got together in their cabins, converted barns, buses and half-finished home-made houses and decided they wanted to buy big amounts of organic food and split it up between them. This was an act of rebellion against the take-over of ‘big food’ in those days.
Grocery store shelves were filled with processed, packaged foods and health foods stores sold small amounts, if anything. These Comox Valley folks wanted to find a way around it. Edible represents a true community force. The power of people when they come together with their values front and centre.
We are currently located at the top end of Downtown Courtenay at 477 - 6th Street.