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From the GM—October 2017

posted on Friday, October 6th, 2017

  Dear Karma Members, Karma is a recent (and the first!) member of the Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC)! Among the benefits of our membership are that we have access to an array of tools relevant to co-ops, receive discounts on co-op conferences, and are also eligible for partnerships in funding applications where applicable. […]

The Shelf Elf goes bananas

posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

  The Shelf Elf has been busy again, but this time he’s into bananas. He thinks the banana tree, featuring Equifruit bananas — certified by Fairtrade Canada since 2007 — is a particularly nice addition to the store. The attractive Equifruit logo caught his eye, and he decided to investigate further. He discovered that the company was […]

Karma’s future

posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017

I am not naming myself, because this is about Karma, not me. If all your dollars know what they have to do, you might skip this article. If you’ve been reading all the reports, you know that Karma’s losing money, which can’t go on indefinitely. However, the infusion of some “free money” might, if used […]

Recognizing member contributions

posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017

Karma Co-op is made up of members who contribute their time, expertise, and passion for local food and products to make this community an open, vibrant, and knowledgeable food store for all of us. Our members dedicate themselves to many parts of the co-op, including the array of committees we have that help Karma thrive. […]

Karma’s best practices for reducing food waste

posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017

Karma members have a yearning to enjoy food at the height of its quality. Karma members also feel a deep sense of responsibility for the impact of our food consumption on the environment and society. One aspect of this is to ensure that food is enjoyed as much as possible and not wasted. Canada wastes […]

What to call an egg: a visit with the Howick Community Farmers

posted on Sunday, August 6th, 2017

First published in The Chronicle (Spring 2016) What do you want to know about the eggs you buy? This is no idle question. I set out to interview some of the people behind the Howick Community Farmers (HCF or Hoffnung) eggs; but they interviewed me, too. HCF is a three-year-old partnership of farmers in an old-order Mennonite […]

Meals on a budget: a day in the life

posted on Sunday, July 30th, 2017

First published in The Chronicle (Spring 2016) The challenge: to produce healthy meals on a tight budget, using all-Karma ingredients Breakfast: super morning oats Total cost per serving: $1.38 Prep. time: 12 minutes Ingredients (for one serving): ½ cup bulk organic rolled oats — $0.16 Small handful of bulk organic nuts/seeds (e.g. walnuts, filberts, pumpkin seeds) — $0.57 Small […]

Ask Reece: Hosting a dinner party & Keeping herbs fresh

posted on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Dear Reece, I am planning to host a dinner party, but even with a short list of friends, I will be accommodating one vegetarian, one vegan, at least one person who has celiac disease (plus some who are wheat/gluten-sensitive), and various allergies. How can I even begin to prepare a menu? I’d like to make […]

Spotlight: Karma’s vegan products

posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017

First published in The Chronicle (Spring 2016) Whether you’ve chosen to go vegan as an ethical lifestyle decision or are just trying it out for health reasons, Karma’s got you covered for all of the tough-to-cut favourites and alternatives to items you might be surprised contain animal-derived ingredients. Sunflower Kitchen pesto Pesto is a product […]

Karma’s New e-Newsletter and Blog

posted on Saturday, May 6th, 2017

We’re joining forces! Over the past several months, members of our co-op’s board and Chronicle Committee have been working on combining our member e-newsletter with the great content from our printed newsletter, The Chronicle. What you’ve received today is the result of this work: a monthly e-newsletter called the “e-Chronicle.” The e-Chronicle merges the monthly […]