Now Available: Local Bounty Bags!

Very exciting news – we are now selling Local Bounty Bags! These bags will be available each Wednesday, and will be filled to the brim with a colourful variety of fresh and local produce items! Let us make shopping local even easier for you, and perhaps you can expand your horizons with local food at the same time!

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There are two options: the first is for 3-4 people at $34.99 (over a $50 retail value), and the second is for 1-2 people at $19.99 (over a $25 retail value). The offerings will be different each week, but to give you a sneak peek, the first large bag will include all of the following: cauliflower, celery, broccoli, squash, onions, cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes (regular, fingerling, and sweet), heirloom carrots, beets, kale, heirloom grape tomatoes, garlic, lettuce, peppers, peaches, apples, and pears – that’s a LOT of local food! (Also, if you have any allergies or dietary needs, we’re happy to make 1-2 substitutions per bag.)

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Place your order by Sunday, and pop in on Wednesday to pick up your Local Bounty Bag, packed neatly inside one of our signature tote bags! There is a $5 charge for the Mustard Seed tote bag (we’ve heard many people say these are the best grocery bags they’ve ever used!), but if you’d like to avoid that cost, you can bring your own Mustard Seed bag and do a swap, or we can provide a box, if that’s easiest. The Local Bounty Bags are available beyond Wednesday, but will be in their best shape that day, so it’s our preferred pick-up day.

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How to Order: We’ll aim to have a few extras available, but your best bet is to send your order request to evan@mustardseed.coop by Sunday each week to have your bag ready for pick-up (with the subject line: “Bounty Bag Request”).

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Lastly, if you’re on Instagram or Twitter, feel free to use the hashtag #localbountybag to show us how you’re using your produce items! With all the variety you’ll receive in these bags, the options are truly endless, and sharing what you create can inspire others with new and exciting ways to incorporate local food into their daily meals!

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Sales Flyer: September 4 – 17

Did you know that we’ve always got sales going on at The Mustard Seed? Sale items throughout the store are labeled with green price tags, indicating where you can save more on great products. So that you don’t miss anything, we’ve gathered it all together in a handy store flyer!

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We’ll be releasing these every two weeks (normally on Thursdays), so keep your eye out on Facebook, Twitter, here on our website, or in-store to find out what’s on sale.

Happy shopping!

We’re looking for YOUR feedback!

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Fall is just around the corner, and it is a great time for new projects and continued learning. We are always working to improve The Mustard Seed, and make it the place to go for local groceries in Hamilton. To do this, we require yearly feedback from you, our members, customers, and friends! We would LOVE it if you would fill out this survey, and provide us with some tangible feedback as we aim to make improvements to your community grocery store.

There are 22 questions in total and the survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Also, it is anonymous, so feel free to be candid in your responses! Please share this link with anyone who has an interest in The Mustard Seed, as we are curious about all of your experiences, perceptions, and suggestions! We received over 1000 responses last year as we were preparing to open the store, so we’d love to match that response this year!

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Thanks so much for your time!