Our hundred-year-old heritage building, with rich red brick and towering post-and-beam structure is home to live acoustic music on winter Saturdays, warm scents from our cafe, fresh local and organic produce, and the earthy tones of seeds, soils and grains: a blend of historical roots of the old grain warehouse and the Nelson vibe of today. Ellison’s has what you need for living and eating organically and naturally.
Ellison’s has a range of products for your pet’s needs and wants: allergy-specific formulas, frozen or dehydrated raw diets, and natural treats, all made with wholesome, human-grade ingredients.
Whether you’re prepping your garden for spring planting, or cleaning it up in the fall, we have an extensive selection of natural and organic products for all your Kootenay gardens.
Come try our café’s savoury lunches: fresh quiches, homemade lasagna, sushi, pizza or the daily hot soup. We have a huge selection of looseleaf teas, and there’s always a fresh pot of coffee.
We welcome you to explore our Indoor Farmer’s Market!
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Kernza’s arrival has been a long time coming. The new grain variety from the Land Institute is derived from an ancient form of intermediate wheatgrass, a perennial that is actually a distant relative of wheat. And there’s a widespread team of researchers hoping their work will pave the way for an en…
In a new paper published Thursday, a team of researchers present a compelling case for why urban neighborhoods filled with trees are better for your physical health. The research appeared in the open access journal Scientific Reports.The large study builds on a body of prior research showing the cog…
Edible Weeds on Wikipedia: Lamb's Quarters aka wild-spinach!
Though cultivated in some regions, the plant is elsewhere considered a weed. Common names include lamb's quarters, melde, goosefoot and fat-hen, though the latter two are also applied to other species of the genus Chenopodium, for which reason it is often distinguished as white goosefoot.[4…
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A guide to foraging for greens in your backyard and on the street.
Timely information from master herbalist Colleen Emery.
Summertime is such a lovely season, a time for relaxing at the beach, hiking our vast and wonderful forests, barbequing with friends and family. Normally we are recreating with ease and relatively ...
All rain barrels and composters are 5% off this week @ Ellison's.
We are dealing with a great drought in the Western United States. The weather pattern has chosen to steer around that part of the country for a few years now, and whatever the cause, it is critical to capture some of that water before it evaporates for later use. Here are 44 creative and strategic…
FYI: Ellison's sells pallets for 5$.
Pallets are so cool as they are highly functional and can be used for many DIY projects. They can be purchased from any home decor store and all you need to do after that is paint them. You can make a large table using pallets, one for an outdoor area, such as your backyard. You can also make a couc…
Ever noticed plants not fruiting in a heat wave?
Busy bees get thirsty. But they're crash landers! Help them get a drink of water and prevent drownings in three simple steps.
Although not a huge problem here in the koots, this heat spell just might tip things in their favour.
Grasshoppers can be difficult to battle, but here are some natural and nontoxic ideas for grasshopper control.
More helpful information from the fantastic Todd Caldecott.
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"In Ayurveda, deep sleep is important for the generation of "ojas", the vitality of the body, that refreshes and maintains the mind and senses. New research shows that chronic insomnia is associated with the development of the beta-amyloid plaques that characterize Alzheimer's disease, and in this way, chronic insomnia is associated with the later development of dementia. " - Todd Caldecott
One more reason to put away the phone and just get a good night's sleep, already.
Feeling gratitude for the abundance of farm fresh eggs available in the Kootenays and Ellison's always has you covered.
This article explains how many eggs you can eat without harming yourself. Despite being high in cholesterol, eggs don't raise cholesterol in the blood.
It's all about the gut.
Study supports suggestion that structure has an important function
It's Ellison's final worskhop of the season! To celebrate, we have assembled a panel of local experts to answer your questions and comment on your concerns. This will be a good one; come down today, Saturday at 10:00am, May 30th, to get some knowledge!
One of the most unique things about grassroots movements that a lot of people don’t [...]