This Wednesday – a visit from author Jenna Butler!

This Wednesday at the Co-op: Wolsak and Wynn + The Mustard Seed present Jenna Butler reading from her new book “A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail” – please join us! Feel free to indicate your attendance on our Facebook event, here.

About the book: Early in the winter of 2006, Jenna Butler found herself standing on a cold country road, looking over an unpromising quarter section of northern bush. With the glow of her car’s headlights, she surveyed an abandoned grain bin, listened to the howl of a coyote pack and the call of a great horned owl, and knew a switch had flipped inside of her. Passionate about small farming and organic practices, Butler and her partner have withstood drought, floods, insects and their neighbours’ disbelief over the past nine years to create Larch Grove Farm.


Please take our annual survey!


Each fall we like to survey our members and other customers to make sure we are on track: are you finding all the products you are looking for? How is the store aligning with The Mustard Seed’s values? What do you love? What changes would you like to see?

We aim to be Hamilton’s best place to shop for local, wholesome food – and we need your feedback to get us there! There are 18 questions in total and the survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. We will be raffling off a FREE LOCAL BOUNTY BOX as a thank you for those that share their feedback. The survey will be available through the end of September, with the raffle on Oct 1/15.

Follow this link to take the survey & thanks!

It’s Almost Turkey Time…

 Thanksgiving is just around the corner…

…which means we’re dreaming of cozy dinners with friends and family, oven roasted turkey, delicious cranberry sauce, a classic pumpkin pie, and the inevitable food coma that follows immediately after!

We want to make it simple for you to get your hands on some amazing turkey this Thanksgiving. We are working with Beliak Heritage Farms in St. Ann’s, Ontario to bring in free-running, naturally raised turkey. These turkeys are raised with humane, old-fashioned farming practices. They are given no growth hormones or antibiotics, and are vegetarian fed with grains, wheat shorts, and crushed soy grain.

We will be selling turkeys in five size categories, and all are priced at $3.99/lb. We’ll only be accepting orders until Saturday, September 26th at noon, so be sure to get your turkey request submitted soon!

If you’d like to order, please head to this page pay your $20 deposit and select your desired size to secure your turkey. If you’d prefer to do this in-store, drop by any time between now and the deadline to place your order and pay your deposit.


Let’s make Thanksgiving more wholesome and delicious this year with quality, ethically-raised turkey!