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Simple steps to special ordering

posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Did you know that if you can’t find a product on our store shelves, you can try to “special order” it? This service is available to all members and means you can likely do more of your shopping at Karma. Here are some details to help you get started. What can I special order? Karma […]

Almond milk and bee health

posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018

A Karma member recently approached the Food Issues Committee with a concern about the connection between the almond milk industry and bee decline. Since Karma carries two different brands of almond milk — Blue Diamond, which is conventional, and Pacific Foods, which is organic — it’s worthwhile to consider whether buying one over the other […]

Nutritional yeast

posted on Friday, May 4th, 2018

What bulk item at Karma do you think triggers the most questions of James Byrne, Karma’s bulk, meat, and cheese purchaser? I’ll give you a hint: Read the title of this article. Members are more curious about those bright yellow nutritional yeast flakes than any of the other bins and tubs of bulk products. First […]

Aquabounty’s AquAdvantage Salmon has been approved for sale in Canada

posted on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Between April and June of 2017, approximately 4.5 metric tonnes of genetically modified salmon were imported into Canada and most likely sold in Quebec, according to the National Observer. This salmon is not labelled as a genetically modified organism (GMO), nor does it legally have to be. The GMO Atlantic salmon, created by AquaBounty Technologies, […]

Pre-order organic wine, turkeys and tourtières

posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017

Make sure your pantry is stocked well ahead of time this holiday season by pre-ordering! Southbrook organic wine Pre-order your certified organic and biodynamic wine and cider from Southbrook Vineyards at Karma! Southbrook generously gives 10% from every order back to Karma. Stock up in time for holiday entertaining! Order your wine by December 10 […]

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 started […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pfenning’s and the business of organic growing

posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017

Farming is a strange business these days. Steeped in tradition and rooted in love of the land, vegetable growing now involves layers of regulations, packaging and brand development, processing infrastructure, logistics, accounting, and supply chain relationships. We consumers demand vegetables year-round, while southern Ontario fields yield fresh produce for about half that time. And we […]

The Shelf Elf returns, to sample Monforte cheese

posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Some long-time Chronicle readers may recall a regular visitor to the pages of this publication named the Shelf Elf, a creation of his faithful human scribe, Suzanne Molina. He was a popular little fellow, and garnered a loyal following over the years that he highlighted new products in the store. It has been years since the Shelf Elf’s […]