We are committed to reducing the ecological footprint created by food consumption.

We do this by providing a place for Cumberland residents to shop without having to leave their community. We do this, also, by supporting local growers and food manufacturers. We purchase our products from as small a radius as possible.

We are proud to be the first food retailer in the Comox Valley to be plastic bag free — including no plastic produce bags. No worries about being stuck — we have boxes, paper bags, and even re-usable ‘loaner’ bags for regular customers — simply bring it back on your next visit.

We recycle, donate or compost 95% of all the waste produced by the store, generating less than 1/2 of a standard garbage bag of waste each week.

All of our interior furnishings and equipment are re-used, re-furbished, or made from locally, sustainably harvested wood, and created by local artists and carpenters.

Seeds now boasts a World Community Film Library, where films related to global development and social justice issues can be borrowed at no cost. Membership to the library is only $10/year. All proceeds go to World Community.