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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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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