By Emma Cubitt
Published November 27, 2012
A new co-operative grocery store called The Mustard Seed Co-op is about to become Hamilton's first non-profit grocery store. Hamiltonians passionate about improving local and wholesome food options are creating a new grocery alternative - a beautiful place to shop that promotes food access and education, strong connections between local producers and consumers, and a vibrant sense of community.
The Mustard Seed will be a community-owned store. Local residents can directly impact their community through a $100 membership share, providing a direct democratic tool for reshaping our food choices.
The Co-op will help consumers overcome the challenges of eating local - research, logistics, buying power - while making wholesome and organic products more affordable. Members can directly impact the issues of food access faced by many in our city.
With a grand opening target of May 2013, a Membership Launch Party is scheduled for November 29 at the Central Public Library, Wentworth Room. Everyone who is passionate about quality local and wholesome foods, equitable food access and affordability, and community health is invited to join.