Welcome to Cariboo Homesteader Provisions – Your Mobile Feed Store!
Yes, buy local, produce local and use local services is our mantra. But what about those foods and household goods we just can’t produce here in the South Cariboo? Cariboo homesteaders of a century ago employed the almost lost art of provisioning themselves to augment what they produced themselves. My dad told us stories about twice-a-year wagon trips, two days each way, to Ashcroft for sacks of flour, coffee, sugar, etc. Fortunately, we don’t have to go to such extremes!
Cariboo Homesteader Provisions is loosely based on the concept of a ‘buyer’s club’ allowing members to bulk purchase some of the goods not produced locally. We are using the following criteria for selecting suppliers of such goods: they must be Canadian, as close to the South Cariboo as possible, and be family owned/operated enterprises. To date, we are able to supply you with pet food, hay cubes, both conventional and organic livestock feeds, and a growing variety of organic food (see supplier details below). We will also look at bulk purchasing warmer-climate field crops from within our 100-mile radius definition of local, such as tomatoes, corn and tree-fruits. As mentioned, you will be asked to bulk purchase these items in case-lot or other large volumes. Some of them will be available year round and others will be seasonal.
Cariboo Homesteader is now an authorized distributor for the products offered by these companies:
Alfa Tec – offers hay cubes and pellets made from premium all-natural alfalfa and timothy hays. Their products give a variety of animals a feed that is non-GMO, low in sugars and starches, packed with all natural nutrients, and consistently of premium quality. For more information, please click here.
Anita’s Organic Mill – has a wide selection of organic flour, whole grains, cereals, dried fruit and more; all of them available for bulk purchase. You can get more information here.
Canadian Organic Feeds – offers a good selection of organic feed for poultry, dairy (cows & goats) and pigs in both 20kg bags and large volume canvas totes. For more information, please click here.
Earth Options by Pets1st – offering a premium line of natural, earth-friendly pet foods. Click here for more information.
Fieldstone Organics – offers a extensive selection of organic whole grains for us and even organic chicken scratch for your flock. For more information, please visit.
Happy Tails Pet Foods – offering a “holistic” selection of premium pet foods for both dogs and cats. For more information on all their products, please visit .
Sure Crop Feeds – offers a full selection of all livestock feeds, mineral, salt, milk replacers, and various ingredients. For more information on the company, click here. To see the full “Order Form” mentioned, click here.
Naturally, as one of the primary values of membership, these goods will be offered at very attractive prices. For more information on this service, or for a quote on any of the products, please contact me at 250-644-1940 or Howie@cariboohomesteader.com.