Holiday Bag 2019


#SpreadingTheMustard with this year’s 6th annual Mustard Seed Holiday Bag!  It is the most substantial Holiday Bag yet, again filled to the brim with local goodness.  In true Hamilton fashion, our team has proudly chosen a #HamOnt colour theme for 2019’s Holiday Bag in tones of gold and black.   Want to give a gift of food and support our local Hamilton-area economy? The Holiday Bag is just right…buy one for your best friend, sibling, relatives, or for your entire office!

Read more about the producers and products in this years’ bag, but don’t delay – we are only making 600 bags and after that, they will be gone.  This years bag boasts 12 items plus your choice of either locally roasted coffee beans or loose leaf tea and including the ever wonderful local artist designed jute bag makes for a total of 14 products.  Valued at over $70 !!!!!

Early Bird Sales  of $54.99 start Monday November 18-December 2.  Regular price sales of $59.99 start Tuesday December 3rd until sold out!

Starting November 18th,  pre pay and order yours in store or online here !  Pick up begins November 19th.


Manning Canning: Sundried Tomato Mustard made in Toronto ON


Marci’s Bakery: Made in Hamilton, allergen free Cookie Mix “Love Your Neighbour”


Reusable glass jar with Co+op sticker filled with local Barrie’s Asparagus Fusilli from Cambridge On.  Sticker care of our local friends at Witly.

Mike&Mike’s  Organic Pumpkin seeds in a compostable bag from Woodbridge On !

Picards Extreme Kettle Cooked Chips from Waterdown ON


Sea Salt Crackers from Savor non gmo and made in Canada!


Apple Flats Sour Apple, Crabapple mixer made in Wellesley ON


Neal Brothers Organic Pasta Sauce made in Richmond Hill ON


Each bag includes your choice of one of either locally roasted coffee beans or a bag of loose leaf tea!  This year we are happy to offer Blacksmith & Bean’s Black Horse and Genuine Tea Kashi Ginger tea, both of which are ethically and sustainable sourced!

Thank you very much for your interest and support of this years 6th annual Holiday Bag.  We are so excited and wish you and yours the very best of local this holiday season.

See you soon when you #shopthecoop !


The Mustard Seed Co+op Team

September 2019 Workshop

Cucumber kimchi is a simple version of kimchi that can be made in minutes! This simple kimchi goes well with grilled meats, rice dishes, and other dishes that need something extra. Unlike cabbage kimchi, it does not need to be fermented but can be stored for a while (if it lasts!). In this hands on workshop, you will learn how to make cucumber kimchi and bring home enough to taste (and share!). Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable container (2 L size) to bring home your cucumber kimchi.

Please note: The recipe for traditional kimchi includes shrimp paste so people with shellfish allergies are not encouraged to take this workshop.


Yong Yi is a kimchi enthusiast who loves to share the goodness of kimchi. He likes to cook and experiment with different ingredients. Often inspired by different cultures, he likes to travel and taste authentic versions of the dish.


Tickets are sold online only on a first-come basis up to 8 individuals to ensure the best instructor-to-participant ratio. This workshop will take place in the Co-op Kitchen, please arrive ahead of the workshop start time to sign in. If (hopefully not!) there are less than 5 registrants three days before the workshop, we may need to cancel and will refund costs. Please email with any other questions.

Members pay $30.00 and Non-Members pay $35.00 for this hour long workshop.

Sun, 22 September 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tickets : Cucumber Kimchi Tickets


You’re invited! Co+op Summer Matinee Potluck 2019


You are invited to our first annual Co+op Summer Matinee Potluck!  On Sunday Aug. 18 1-3pm.

A great opportunity to explore the store, find something new to try and to chat and break bread with our wonderful community of members and non members!


Please see this link for more details and to RSVP.    We are aiming to be as waste less as possible so please BYO dishware/utensils/cups.


Can’t wait to see you there!