Kootenay Spoons started as a family run business in 1983. They are dedicated to producing high quality wooden spoons.

The Kootenay Spoons of today actually began in Hawaii in 1980. Michael Ferrier had moved his family from the Gulf Islands of British Columbia to manage an organic farm in Kona, Hawaii. During the quiet times there he began carving spoons, calling on the carving skills learned from his grandmother when he was young. Inspired by her creations and fueled by his goal of self-employment, he used spoon carving as a second income.

In 1993 the Ferrier family returned to British Columbia, settling in the Kootenays. Starting out in a plastic-sheeting shop deep in the woods, Michael was soon overwhelmed with orders from Canadian retailers, and his son Blue joined him, the two of them working side by side for 8 years.

Kootenay Spoons now makes its home in a 100-year-old Doukhobor log barn overlooking the Slocan River.

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