Valley First

Feature Member: Your Local Farmacy

Ben Robinson, our business banking advisor for the North Okanagan recently hit the road for Lumby to visit Shauna and Nevin Gavignan of Your Local Farmacy. Super-fresh and certified organic, these guys believe that "food is medicine" and they have the goods to prove it. They specialize in garlic but as you can see, they do plenty of other veggies as well - all of it the freshest, most flavourful and nutritionally-dense produce possible. No prescription necessary!

Farmers are known for being close to their land and their community, and this is especially true with Your Local Farmacy. Nevin says: "Dealing with a bank that is made up of our community members and is geared towards helping the greater community seemed like an obvious choice."

"Of course, we have a business to run as well and Valley First has been instrumental in helping us navigate our corporate finances and get our business off to a great start." Nevin added: "We feel more like people when we're dealing with a credit union, and not just a bunch of numbers in a computer."

We asked Nevin if he had could offer up one piece of sage advice to anyone else thinking of launching their own business. "I'm a farmer at heart and business finances are not my strongest point. I recommend being very open and honest about your financial needs. The Valley First folks will help you navigate your options and help you set up your finances to best suit your particular needs."

Check out Your Local Farmacy online and on Facebook.


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