January 29, 2013

Food Hub A Dub

Just around the corner from the southern end of our street is the new "Food Hub" of the West End Food Co-op. They just opened in October, and while we actually went in on their opening day, we only just became members today.

The Cooperative is committed to creating a sustainable local community food culture in the Parkdale area. They opened a Farmer's Market in 2008 in Sorauren Park, and a Community Cannery in 2010. 

The Food Hub is home to both a grocery store as well as a Community Kitchen, home to the Cannery as well as educational opportunities, events, training, and workshops.

For our first purchases we decided to get a pound of organic Nicaraguan medium roast from Alternative Grounds - a roaster of certified fair trade coffee located in neighbouring Roncesvalles, and a baking mix of Oat Scones (with whole ground Red Fife, oats and spelt) from Grain Storm, a company that produces baking mixes using only organic heritage grains (as opposed to modern commodity wheat). 

We won't be able to change the world, but perhaps we can start to make change in our world. We'll start in our kitchen and our neighbourhood.

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