Call For Nominations 2020



You know how much we love our co+op ! Have you wanted to do more hands on, behind the scenes volunteer work at our favourite co+op ? How about being a voice for your community through local food, and learn more about membership by becoming a Board of Directors ! Be a co+op ambassador and have a positive impact on our local economy and environment!  

Our nominations committee is organizing a meet and greet at our co+op for Sunday January 12th 6-7pm. You can meet some of our current volunteer board members and ask any questions you may have about the roles and responsibilities. The deadline to submit your completed nomination application will be January 28th Members please check your inbox later today for more information on how to apply and thank you very much for your interest in this amazing local food co+op grocery!  
For interested inquiries please email:
Thank you for your ongoing support.  See you soon when you #shopthecoop 

Mustard Seed Holiday Bag 2017


The 2017 Mustard Seed Holiday bag is filled with local goodness. 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¬†Caf√© 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.

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

Regular price $54.99. (HST is extra) While supplies last. You can either order online (a small transaction fee applies) or purchase at The Mustard Seed (460 York Blvd in Hamilton).

Local Bounty Bags!


Have you tried one of our 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!

Next Bounty Bag Order Deadline: Monday, Mar 30th (12:00 noon)

Pickup Date: Wednesday, Apr 1st

Order Form Link:
(next order form will be available on Friday, Apr 3rd)

Also, please note:

We’ve changed things around in the Bundle Bag according to the feedback we’ve received from customers. Check out the list below, and add it on to your Bounty Bag order for only $28.99!

As the days get colder, it becomes harder to find variety within local produce. While these bags will continue to have a local focus, we will be incorporating a few imported items (so you don’t end up going home with bag full of root vegetables!). Our desire is that the bags remain interesting and exciting, while still focusing on local. You will see things like avocado¬†and grapefruit¬†on the list this week, so please know that when we bring in items like these (that can’t be local), the next priority is that they are organic. Let us know if you have any questions about this – we’re happy to dig into it more as a community that supports local!

Lastly, due to a few variables, we cannot guarantee every item listed below. While we will do our absolute best to make sure the items promoted are included, there may occasionally be substitutions. When necessary, we’ll include a different item of equal value, or additional amounts of something already listed. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Included this week:

Small Bag ($19.99; feeds 1-2 people): Green Kale, Red Chard, 1 Beefsteak Tomato (Ontario), 2 LB Red Fingerling Potatoes(Ontario), 3 lb Yellow Potatoes (Ontario), English Cucumber (Ontario), 2 LB Carrots(Ontario), 2 LB Red Beets (Ontario), Hydroponic Boston Lettuce (Ontario), 2 LB Yellow Onion (Ontario), 4 Apples (Ontario), 1 LB Clementines, Avocado

Large Bag ($34.99, feeds 3-4 people) Kind Organics Salad Mix(Ontario), 3 Beefsteak Tomatoes (Ontario), Green Kale, Red Chard, Red Pepper(Ontario),  2 lb Red Fingerling Potatoes (Ontario), 8 oz White Mushrooms (Ontario), 1 LB Parsnips(Ontario), 3 LB Yellow Potatoes (Ontario), 2 LB Carrots(Ontario), 2 LB Red Beets, 2 LB Yellow Onion (Ontario) English Cucumber (Ontario), 6 Apples (Ontario), Mango, 3 Grapefruit, 1 LB Clementines, 2 Avocado

(If you have any allergies or dietary needs, we’re happy to make 1-2 substitutions per bag.)

Included in this week’s Bundle Bag: 1 Loaf Stone Milling Bakery Whole Wheat Organic Rye, Bag of Oak Run English Muffins, 1L Eby Milk (or 1.89 L¬†Almond Milk), 1/2 dozen local eggs, 200 g local coffee or 60G¬†Loose Leaf Tea, 1L¬†Mustard Seed soup,¬†1L Mustard Seed stew – a total value of $40.00! Add it to your Small or Large Bounty Bag for $28.99.

(No substitutions in the Bundle Bag)

The offerings for each bag will be different each week, so check out this page or follow us on Facebook, and we’ll aim to let you know what’s included each week.


Place your order¬†by Monday at noon, and pop in the following 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. (You’ll be asked to choose between box and bag on the order form.)


How to Order:¬†At the top of this post, you’ll find a link to the most recent Local Bounty Bag order form! Easy peasy!

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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!