Its our 5th Birthday this Weekend!



We are so super excited to be celebrating 5 years of growth and connection with our local food system and our community. The co+op began as a seed of an idea 7 years ago and here we are grateful to be Hamilton’s only local food co+op with a cafe. We’ve had the pleasure of working with so many farmers, small businesses just starting out and so many established local champions.

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate this awesome milestone on February 9th here at the co+op from 10-3pm. There will be cake! Amongst many other locally loved things. 🎈

Grab a friend and come say hello! THANK YOU HAMILTON.


Voluntary Membership Renewal: Be a Co-op Superstar!

11040mr.jpegMembers of The Mustard Seed Co-op are OWNERS, and with ownership comes the responsibility to help build our common goal of a sustainable local food business. We are asking all our members to consider renewing your membership on a voluntary basis. Each voluntary renewal will support the Co-op financially and build cash in our bank accounts to manage our cash flow.  Voluntary membership renewal, together with regularly shopping the Co-op, are the two things that will move us to where we need to be financially.

Consider this a donation, and a renewal of your commitment to building a community-owned business & vibrant local food system. We have created three options for you to consider:

  1. $100 Annual membership fee renewal; or
  2. $25 Monthly membership fee renewal; or
  3. Pledge to shop at the Co-op on a more regular basis (if you are not able to renew your membership fee)

Click on the top two links above and you will be taken to paypal, where you can set up an automatic deposit using your credit card. If you would prefer to pay in person at the Co-op, you can do so at the checkout as well. Alternatively, you can also sign up on line or in the store to pledge to shop at the Co-op more regularly (#3). All three are voluntary options which will make a massive difference in making our shared business more sustainable.

Note: membership renewal is entirely voluntary, and you can stop your renewal subscription via paypal at any time.

Our 5 Year Anniversary Holiday Bag


This year’s Mustard Seed Holiday Bag is once again filled to the brim with local goodness. 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 abroad, 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 this year and after that, they will be gone.



Three Options to Place your Order:

  1. Online: try our new online ordering system through Local Line (You will need to set up an account, but there is no transaction fee)
  2. Online Option 2: Place your order via Paypal (a transaction fee of $0.96 applies, for a total of $60.95+HST)
  3. Or place your order in store (no transaction fee)!

Early Bird pricing (Nov 17 – Dec 2) is $54.99. After that, it goes up to the regular price of $59.99. (HST is extra). What ever way you pre-order, you can pick up your holiday bags at the Co-op during regular operating hours starting December 10th.

Numbers are limited, so get your order in to ensure you don’t miss out!

For more info on what’s inside:

Also, check out our coverage from CHCH Morning Live!