On sale this month at the Co-op are the perfect healthy snacks: all natural dried pineapple and sun dried figs. The pineapple and figs come from Gathering Place Trading Company – one of the Co-op’s longest-running locally owned partners. Of course, they are grown without the use of chemicals, hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness, and dried without the addition of sulphur, sugar or preservatives. Gluten free, vegan and non-GMO, these sweet and delicious fruits are great additions to any lunch, charcuterie board or recipe. For more information about the pineapple, check out this blog post and video. And, for the story of the figs, don’t miss this amazing post and video. We’d also like to congratulate Gathering Place on their new warehouse and retail space (opening later this fall) in downtown Campbell River! A big step forward for this homegrown family small business.