With the amount of lush farmland surrounding Hamilton, you would think it would be easier to find local foods at the conventional grocery. Sadly, that’s not the case.
Lucky for you, the Mustard Seed Co-op, Hamilton’s only community owned grocery store, offers tons of local foods at affordable prices. Missed the farmer’s market? No worries – the Mustard Seed is open all week, and all year long.
To shop at the co-op, you don’t need to be a member, but becoming one allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits – including the ability to vote on decisions that affect the store! Become a member today by filling out an application.
Want to know more about the Mustard Seed before signing up? Check out their website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter. You can also take a visit down to the store at 460 York Boulevard, Hamilton. This Saturday, September 19 would be the perfect time, as they will be hosting their Summer Cool Down event from 11 am to 3 pm, themed around food and community business.
Ingie Metwally had Meg Makins, one of the co-op’s founding members, on the Morningfile to chat about the benefits of shopping at a food co-op like the Mustard Seed, how they source their food, their local bounty boxes, and more! Click on the sound clip below to listen to the full interview.