Local Food Forum

Are you shopping local yet?

In light of the recent news about chicken coming from China (http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/08/chinese-chicken?cmpid=tp-fb) , you might want to think it’s time.

Join us for a great conversation about local food!

Cropped (for E-newsletter)Join us for an evening of informative discussion as we learn about some of the complex issues regarding local food in Ontario. With the participation of some of our Mustard Seed suppliers, we’ll hear questions answered and stories shared in an honest and open discussion. Click “attending” and stay updated on the Local Food Forum on Facebook!

Forum Panelists


Marty Strub

Owner + Operator of Marty’s Pickles – Hamilton, Ontario

Marty has been making pickles his whole life, and brings the process back to the basics. Using only Ontario-grown produce and ingredients, his pickles are brined in small barrel batches and hand-packed. Marty says that his products will always be small-scale, handmade, and local. Come to the food forum to hear Marty share about the joys and challenges of basing your business around those values, and what that looks like in the context of small-scale distribution.

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Donkeys Do Not Wear Boots

Like it or not, the power of social media is HUGE!  From finding a job, lost puppy or even the perfect recipe.  mallot

This time, there is a call in search of justice……….http://thebaezlawfirm.blogspot.ca/2014/02/evidence-that-bill-bohlke-former-mayor.html?m=1

“The Bohlke’s family deserve better! Mayor Bohlke was a hero, and the authorities in Atascosa County are not helping to solve this case. This is NOT A CLOSE CASE!!! RE-OPEN the investigation.”

A peek inside The Mustard Seed

A Peek Inside The Mustard Seed…….A Food Co-Op


Opening day at The Mustard Seed was rather incredible –  a dream for so many of us was becoming reality. On opening weekend we had around 2,000 shoppers – both members and those curious about the Co-op – come check us out. Since then there has been a steady flow of shoppers, and we already have regulars! Our member count has jumped from 1,220 when we opened our doors last Friday, January 24 to over 1,330 today. We will always be taking new memberships at the store – read more about the benefits of membership here.

If you are already a member and have not picked up your member card yet – please come by the store and talk to either one of our volunteer Co-op Ambassadors (grey apron) or staff (yellow apron) to get your card & passport.

Thanks to local photographer Jeff Tessier for capturing more of…

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Whatz Up……….May

FROM  21 Century Classroom:

Until educators have experienced shift, collab learning won’t happen http://www.thinkinginmind.com/2011/11/play-as-professional-development/

The power of Social Media;   get this questionnaire world wide for educational research.  Students 8-18 http://bit.ly/KKwmc1 – Please SHARE.



Engaging in Wellness – Spring Detox

We are holding an “Engaging in Wellness”  event.  The focus will be on the biggest organs of the body; skin and liver.
I like to call them engaging evenings because that’s what the evening involves.  Seeing and trying not only a nutritious PARABEN free skin care but also sampling foods that support, protect and cleanse the liver.
Your probably aware that your body is constantly exposed to a toxic soup of heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides and other pollutants in the air you breath, the food you eat and the water you drink.
Add to that the toxic effects to your mind and spirit of a cluttered environment, packed schedule and other day to day life challenges we all face.
It’s no wonder you may end up feeling fatigued, stressed,overweight, not sleeping well, getting sick too often or suffering from joint aches, migraines, or digestive issues.
When you think about it.  Your liver, kidneys, lymph glands, and other organs are working overtime to clear everyday toxins from your body.  Yet a lifetime of exposure to these chemicals and heavy metals taxes your natural cleansing system, so it may not work as efficiently as it used to.
It’s the same as if you were to work overtime for weeks on end without taking a break.  Your mind and body start to fall apart!
If your mind, body and spirit are of value to you, Spring is the perfect time to look at adding a detox to your health regime.  So how do you get started?
By simply making a few, easy adjustments to your diet and lifestyle, I can personally tell you it feels fantastic to eliminate this toxic overload from your body!
It’s not just your body that will feel healthier and more energized.  Your mind as well will feel unburdened and open to new possibilities as you start to clean and take control of your health.
Feel free to bring a friend.  It’s always a fun and informative evening when ladies get together.  In the journey to living a healthier, more inspired life, requests for details of event will be handled privately……………..
Eat well, think well, live well; to your wellness