Spotlight On Local Biz
“Community Futures was THERE with us and for us. They had faith in our business model, our business and US. They have been EXTREMELY easy to work with and very approachable with all our business needs.”
Waikikahei Ranch is located near Eholt, right on Highway 3/Crowsnest Highway
We are always excited to showcase different Boundary based businesses in our newsletter and this edition is no exception!
This month we feature a Boundary based ranch known for its quality beef and regenerative practices, Waikikahei!
Waikikahei is a family run ranch, focused on raising ethical, happy beef using only regenerative agriculture. They supply butchers, the public, and restaurants on a monthly basis, direct from the ranch.
Owners Scott and Amy are first generation ranchers and their passion for this lifestyle and way of farming shines through all that they do.
CF: What do you want people to know about your business?
Waikikahei: This is a tough one to answer. We are MORE than just a beef ranch. We focus on raising 100% grass fed and finished beef using regenerative agriculture principles and methodologies. We try and teach and inform the general public about the benefits of supporting local, buying local and seasonal and being aware of WHERE your food comes from and the implications this has on the local ecology and economy and the environment as a whole. It is not just the case of raising beef and selling beef but the whole picture, and being a lobbyist for the beef and agriculture industry in a time where farms and ranchers and livestock are being painted as the enemy to climate change, constantly trying to counter the misinformation out there.
CF: What was your experience like working with Community Futures Boundary?
Waikikahei: Amazing! We went through a period in our business and life where we had nowhere to turn. We were being hounded by our lender and felt we were between a rock and a hard place with no way out. Community Futures was THERE with us and for us. They had faith in our business model, our business and US. They have been EXTREMELY easy to work with and very approachable with all our business needs. Running a ranch isn’t a straight forward 9-5, and definitely requires some flexibility and CF Boundary has made that transition seamless.