2016 Annual Report & AGM Reminder

AnnualReport2016.jpgOur 2016 Annual Report has been emailed out to all members. If you are a Mustard Seed member and did not receive a copy for some reason, please email board@mustardseed.coop with your name & member number and we will email you a copy.

The Mustard Seed Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday the 23rd of February at 7pm at Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street, Hamilton. Please plan to come! We want your insights into how The Mustard Seed can meet your needs and have the positive impacts we all want for our health, economy, environment, and community.

AGM Save the Date & Board nominations

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The Mustard Seed Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday the 23rd of February at 7pm at Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street, Hamilton.

At the AGM, a Board election will be held to fill two positions of Board members whose terms conclude in February 2017. Members interested in Board candidacy should send an email to board@mustardseed.coop and request a nomination package which contains details of Board responsibilities and an application form.Member resolutions may also be proposed until January 31st to board@mustardseed.coop.

Key dates for Board candidates are:

  • Sunday,  January 22nd, 2017 – 7:00-8:00 pm at The Mustard Seed – Potential candidates Meet & Greet with nomination committee.
  • Tuesday, January 31st,  2017 – deadline to submit completed Board nominations application & member resolutions.
  • Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 – Mustard Seed Annual General Meeting.

The Mustard Seed Annual Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016 will be sent to members in advance of the AGM.

Yours in Co-operation,
The Mustard Seed Board Nominations Committee

The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag

………. Time. Money. Thoughtfulness. Those are the top three factors that go into purchasing and preparing gifts for loved ones during the holidays. With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it was time to fill you in on the gift that covers all the basis: The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag.

The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag has been carefully curated to feature products from your favourite local producers. It’s the perfect gift for family members, friends, business associates, clients or colleagues – anyone who appreciates local food and the delicious bounty that we can source right here in our Hamilton region. The best of the best all packaged together during the most wonderful time of the year, how could you argue with that? Word on the street is people are stocking up on bags for themselves, not just for gifts for their loved ones.

Click here to take advantage of our early bird pricing– or read on for more information.

The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag

We have chosen a wide spectrum of local products that will make your mouth water! All holiday bags contain the following items:

  • Spiffy Naturals  Holiday Breeze room spray (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Spirit Tree Sparkling Cider (Caledon, Ontario)
  • Barries Asparagus Farm Multigrain & Chia Crisps (Cambridge, Ontario)
  • Sweet N Simple Maple Cardamom Sponge Toffee & Cranberry Almond Brittle (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Perfect Chef Organic Marinara (Waterloo, Ontario)
  • Vincenzo’s Pasta (Waterloo, Ontario)
  • Coffeecology Café Fem Bold Peru (Roasted in Hamilton, Ontario) OR Monty Tea Blend (Packaged in Stratford, Ontario)
  • LaDeeDa Ice Wine Relish (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
  • Picard’s Crispy Potato Chip Peanuts (Simcoe, Ontario)artwork_print

The products inside the holiday bag aren’t the only local advantage. The aesthetically intriguing packaging in which the products are presented was designed and created by local artist Laura Konyndyk. The bag also includes a full colour version of the piece that inspired the artwork, which you can frame, hang on the fridge, or turn into a greeting card. Does it get more Hamiltonian than this? The reusable bag is ready to be placed under the Christmas tree upon pickup, saving you the time and money usually spent on wrapping and preparing gifts.

Have you found a reason to not purchase the holiday bag? Nope? Me neither. See you all at the Mustard Seed!

To place your order online, please click here.

Numbers are limited, so get your order in to ensure you don’t miss out. Holiday gift bags are $49.99 until November 30 and $54.99 starting December 1st. You can either order online (through this page – see tickets below; a small transaction fee applies) or purchase at The Mustard Seed (460 York Blvd in Hamilton).

Holiday Bags will be available for pick up at The Mustard Seed on the first three Saturdays in December (December 3, 10, and 17th), and we will be sure to send you a reminder beforehand.

If you’ve got questions, please email us at info@mustardseed.coop.