Let’s Talk About Lettuce

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Been paying attention to the news? Lettuce is a hot topic of late. No, it’s not a new fad diet (though we could talk about the health benefits of eating leafy greens until the cows come home).

Lettuce has been on the product recall list across Canada and the United States for some weeks now. The culprit? E. coli. A nasty little bacteria that can end up in our food system through a bit of bad luck and improper handling. Eating food contaminated with E. coli can have immediate results. Just not the healthy kind.

Here’s a primer that should help you take precautions and enjoy your healthy lettuce eating. Continue »

A Vegan Caesar for the Holidays




This holiday season, why not serve up a classic Canadian cocktail that your vegan and vegetarian friends can enjoy too! Enter Walter Caesar all-natural, pant-based craft Caesar mix, just in time for the party season. Continue »

Contest Winners!


We love our in-house shopping bags. We’re used to seeing them in action at the store but we wanted to see what else they get up to out in the world. So we teamed up with the company who makes them and asked Fiesta Farms customers to share creative pics with those great HeyJute bags. Continue »

A Hot Pot For A Cold Night


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It’s happening. The cold weather, I mean. It’s here. And what better way to warm up your house and your loved ones than a Hot Pot for supper. Or lunch, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it’s good and hot! Continue »

Meatless Monday: Veggie Gumbo


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How are your meatless Mondays going? If you’re having a little difficulty coming up with something novel and delicious every week, you might want to try rethinking some of your favourite meat-centric recipes and opting for a meatless version. The more you try this simple strategy the more you will discover that many of these go-to classics are just fine, thank-you, without the flesh and blood. Take gumbo, for example, the iconic dish of Louisiana. Continue »