Baristas Are Clamouring For This Incredible Product!

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This Monday July first is Canada Day, so today we thought we’d look at a company that is doing our country proud; Earth’s Own, a Canadian company based in British Columbia that is producing fantastic plant-based beverages that are as good for you as they are for the earth. Continue »



This Bread is Reducing Food Waste, One Slice At A Time

 

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We are all aware of the vast amount of food waste that Canadians generate. It’s shocking, really; the average Canadian wastes 170 kilograms of food every year. This weekend, meet one entrepreneurial Canadian who is doing something about it, using leftover grains from the brewing industry to make fabulous, artisanal sourdough bread. Taste it for yourself in the store this Sunday, February 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continue »



Fiesta Farms Is Pleased to Announce

 

Eby Manor Farms Guernsey Gold milk is coming to the store. Now if you think that milk is just milk, think again. In this story on the Eby Manor milk the Observer Extra notes that

“It’s been more than 40 years since customers have been able to buy pure Guernsey milk at the grocery store.”

and

“For decades, milk in Canada has been marketed as just that – milk. Eby said the industry’s marketing board has discouraged differentiation within the industry for decades in order to promote the sheer volume of sales.”

Here’s the story on this delicious, local milk that will now be available at Fiesta Farm.:

Eby Manor is a 3rd generation local family farm, owned by Jim, Ruth, Ben and Sheri, located in Waterloo County just north of Waterloo. All of Eby Manor’s Golden Guernsey milk is produced by 60 registered Guernsey cows, each with their own unique golden-fawn and white markings as well as their own unique personality. Continue »



Canadian Organic Growers Conference: Feb 2013

Cornfields are controversial when it comes to organic growing, with GM and “Roundup Ready” seeds playing havoc with nature.

You might want to mark your calendars for this conference coming up February 16th, run by the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Organic Growers organization. This organization (COG) is a leader in sharing information between farmers, home gardeners and anyone interested the benefits of growing food organically, and sustainably.

COG’s membership is diverse and includes farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers, educators, policy-makers, and consumers. Not all COG members run certified organic operations, but they share a vision for a sustainable bioregionally-based organic food system. Our members believe that organic food production is the best choice for the health of consumers and producers, for the protection and enhancement of the environment, and for the sustainability of the food production system. In fact we believe that the survival of our country and even of the planet depends on it.

COG spreads the word about the benefits of organic through events, workshops, conferences and publications. Their quarterly magazine  has been running for more than 30 years, and is chock-full of info. A donation to the organization will get you an e-subscription, while a hard copy version is available for $18 plus HST. To spread their message of sustainable, organic growing, they also have an online lending library.

The COG Toronto Chapter is holding their one-day consumer conference on February 16th. Keynote speakers include Gilles-Eric Seralini, who will speak on the effects GM corn, glyphosate (Roundup herbicide), and safety issues of genetic food engineering. and Documentary film maker, Deborah Koons Garcia,  whose most recent film is Symphony of the Soil, which I can’t wait to see. From their website:

Hear about GMOs the smoking gun, the real story behind chicken and egg production, a first-hand account of organic food production in China, a pediatrician speaks out, what are the meals that heal, the organic farmer’s perspective, what is the future of organic, and more.

A $65 ticket to the conference includes an organic lunch. Sounds like a deal. (after Feb. 5, $85); COG members $55 . More info and to register: www.cogtoronto.org



Maybe It Is Time For A Cleanse

Now that the holiday season is in the rearview mirror, people everywhere are entering the New Year with high hopes, resolutions and a renewed sense of willpower. Perhaps we may have indulged a bit over the past month, but now we are determined to make this year the best yet. We want to succeed, we want to eat right, we want to feel better. Maybe join a gym, lose that extra weight that has been bothering us for the last little while. Most of all, we want to start the year off on the right foot. But what is our first step? It seems to me that before hitting the gym, or starting a yoga class, we should get our house in order. Continue »