Farewell to Stuart McKean

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stuart McKean. Stuart was a highly respected Store Manager at our Mayne Island and Q-Cove locations for over 22 years. Stuart left us on his own terms after battling ALS for the past two years. His passing came one day after the ALSBC Walk [...]

By | June 25th, 2020|Blog, Community|Comments Off on Farewell to Stuart McKean

Support Stuart McKean’s 2020 Walk to End ALS

In 2018, Stuart McKean, our store manager at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Since his diagnosis Stuart has had to stop working and he is greatly missed by all of us here at Tru Value Foods. It is our honour and pleasure to once again help raise money [...]

By | June 2nd, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Support Stuart McKean’s 2020 Walk to End ALS

Weekly Deals Flyer Temporarily Discontinued

To Our Valued Customers, Due to the current global health crisis and the unprecedented pressure on grocery retailers and suppliers, we have to make a few changes in order to manage our inconsistent inventory supply. While we are still able to get products to the stores, it is difficult to know what will arrive after [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Weekly Deals Flyer Temporarily Discontinued

Beverage Container Recycling Suspended

Effective immediately, due to COVID-19 concerns we are suspending beverage container recycling in our stores until further notice. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience!

By | March 18th, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Beverage Container Recycling Suspended

A Message from Tru Value Foods Management Regarding COVID-19

An update from Tru Value Foods Management regarding COVID-19 and the measures we are taking to safeguard the health and safety of our customers and employees:

By | March 17th, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on A Message from Tru Value Foods Management Regarding COVID-19

Going Paperless on Mayne & Pender: A Letter From Our GM

Dear Pender and Mayne Island Residents, February 5 th will be our last Canada Post mail delivery. Beginning with our February 12th flyer we will be eliminating the Canada Post delivery of our weekly advertised special flyers. In saying that, we will continue advertising our weekly specials and here are a few different ways for [...]

By | January 29th, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Going Paperless on Mayne & Pender: A Letter From Our GM

Summer Bounty: How To Make Fresh Cherries Last

Sweet, beautiful, magical cherries! The season is upon us. Make the most of it with this simple two-step process and enjoy the fruits of your (minimal) labour Step 1: Choose the best cherries. When deciding which sweet red cherries to bring home, look for deep, dark shades of red. They should be firm and smooth. [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Summer Bounty: How To Make Fresh Cherries Last

How-To: Freeze Fresh Tomatoes

Whether you're freezing your late summer bounty or you've stocked up on sale-priced fresh tomatoes, freezing them for another day is a snap. No blanching or peeling necessary. Here's how: WHAT YOU NEED: Large sealable freezer bags, space in your freezer, a sharp paring knife, and glorious ripe tomatoes. WHAT YOU DO: 1) Wash and dry ripe [...]

By | January 29th, 2019|Blog, Recipes|Comments Off on How-To: Freeze Fresh Tomatoes

Russet, Red or Yukon Gold?

Well, first, all of three potatoes are delicious, but that doesn't mean you can always use them interchangeably. Here's a break down of the right potato for the right dish. Russet Good old, classic russet! It's a drier potato, with a thick skin making it ideal for baking or frying. Thanks to this dryness, when you bake [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Russet, Red or Yukon Gold?

How-to: Prepare Butternut Squash

Squash season is a wonderful time of year, despite the mealtime protests from kids around the world. Prepare it right and you may even win those dubious littles over. And if not, oh well—more the rest of us! Cut off the top and bottom of the squash. Use a peeler to remove all the skin in [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How-to: Prepare Butternut Squash