Dave Carson gave a talk on the Mustard Seed-  a new community cooperative food retail store located on York Boulevard; Dave has recently become a board member there.  The rationale behind the store is:
  • We want to eat more local foods, but they are hard to find in normal supermarkets
  • We want to buy more wholesome & organic foods, but can’t afford the premium prices
  • We want to know where our food comes from, and how to use it well.
  • We want to see our food dollars helping our farmers, our environment, and our neighbours.
The Mustard Seed is a not-for-profit grocery store, placing member and community benefit alongside profitability as hallmarks of success. Its goal is to support the local community by encouraging local food producers and processors and to provide a place where local, healthy foods can be purchased at fair prices. It also seeks to encourage local employment and pays a living wage to all employees.
You do not have to be a member to shop there but if you are, you obtain discounts on your purchases and can take advantage of member specials.