Mustard Seed Holiday Bag 2017

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The 2017 Mustard Seed Holiday bag is filled with local goodness. Order now for the early bird price of $49.99 through November 30; Regular price $54.99.

Introducing this year’s Mustard Seed Holiday Bag, 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 here for you…buy one for your best friend, sibling, relatives abroad, or for your entire office.

This year’s lineup of local products include:

  • Spirit Tree sparkling apple cider (Caledon, ON)
  • Humble Bee raw honey, holiday size (Hamilton, ON: from the Co-op’s own rooftop beehives!)
  • Quinte Quinoa – Ontario-grown white quinoa – 400g (Rockwood, ON)
  • Johnston Cranberry Marsh dried cranberries (Bala, ON)
  • Mennomex all natural salsa (Aylmer, ON)
  • Neal Brothers Foods organic blue tortillas with flax, (Richmond Hill, ON – product of USA)
  • Blossom Bakery rainbow vegan meringues – 6 pack (Jordan, ON)
  • Donut Monster single small-batch donut (Hamilton, ON)  *gift coupon, redeemable through March 1/18 only at Mustard Seed Co-op )
  • And your choice of:
    • Coffeecology Café Fem Bold Peru Fair Trade Coffee (Roasted in Hamilton, ON) OR
    • The Algonquin Tea Co. Homestead organic blend herbal tea, 8ct (Hand-picked and ethically Wildcrafted in Canada)

The Holiday Bag comes ready to give as a gift, complete with crinkle paper, coloured tissue paper and a gift tag.

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To place your order online via Paypal, please click here.

Early Bird price of $49.99 until November 30th. Regular price $54.99. (HST is extra) Order now and save $5.00 per bag. While supplies last. You can either order online (a small transaction fee applies) or purchase at The Mustard Seed (460 York Blvd in Hamilton).

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

This Year’s Featured Local Artist: Kira Lodder

Each year we celebrate a local Hamilton artist with a design on the Holiday Bag. This year’s featured artist is Kira Lodder. Kira is a Hamilton-based graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist. She works with her hands to create design and illustration in all kinds of mediums. Art is her first love, and she learned to push the boundaries both creatively and conceptually while doing her Bachelors of Fine Arts at OCAD University with a postgrad in Graphic Design at Humber College. Kira lives with her husband Ben in downtown Hamilton where she can be found drinking coffee and drawing in her ever-present sketchbook.

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Holiday Bags will be available for pick up at The Mustard Seed starting November 13, 2017. it is appreciated if you can pick up in early December; however, they will be available through December 24 or until we sell out. We will send you a reminder about pick up.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@mustardseed.coop.

Note: We rely on a group of volunteers to help pack the bags – please email volunteer@mustardseed.coop if you would be interested in helping for a couple hours on an evening or weekend.

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What a Party! Members Flock to Co-op Launch

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Wow.

The Mustard Seed Co-op launched our membership drive last week at Hamilton’s Central Library. A diverse crowd of over 300 eager Hamilton-area residents gathered, united by their common passion for local food. After one week, 175 households have joined the Co-op by buying a $100 membership. An additional $25,000 has been loaned to the Co-op so far by members. The time is right, Hamilton is definitely ready for The Mustard Seed.

The spirit of cooperation was evident throughout the evening, with dozens of volunteers from various Action Teams working together to make every aspect of the event connect.  There was plenty of local cheese, hundreds of cupcakes, and hip “Beet the System” t-shirts for sale.  New members took home striking “Founding Member” cards and tiny mustard seedlings!

Join + Share

Our ambitious goal is to have 400 members by the end of 2012 so join today!  You can win a beautiful local food gift basket: simply refer the most members by December 31st and you will win this excellent selection valued at $100.

Looking for a unique and meaningful Christmas present that will create lasting change? Give a  Co-op membership to someone you love (please  indicate that it is a gift on the membership form and we will send a special message to the recipient).

Are you a blogger? Highlight The Mustard Seed in your blog, let us know, and each month we will draw from recent bloggers for a free t-shirt.

Do you like hosting parties? Host a membership info night; we will come to share about the Co-op with your friends and sign up new members. There are so many ways to get the word out, so be creative!

Invest in Your Co-op

The overwhelming response to The Mustard Seed crystallizes our commitment to making local, organic, and wholesome food readily available. However, in order to move forward we need approximately $450,000 in capitalization funds. The Co-op offers competitive returns on loans of $1,000 or more. Investing in the Co-op allows you to align your values with your finances, strengthening our local economy and our local food system while building a business committed to community development.

Together, we can change our food system, improve our health, and establish a viable non-profit business benefiting our local economy.  Tell everyone you can. Share your passion for local food, and we’ll realize this dream even sooner than we thought possible. And once again, thank you to everyone for making the Launch Party such an amazing experience!

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