When we moved to Hamilton in 2011, I never would have imagined how much we would connect with the people and community here. There is a movement here of people that are focused on supporting local businesses, investing in the land and in its people.
Salar and I have recently signed up for a great local service that supports the local farmers while also ensuring we are consuming natural, organic foods – Plan B Organics – does both delivery and pick up of various sizes of orders for veggies, eggs, even coffee! All from local producers – and they service Toronto all the way to Stoney Creek and all places in between. Every 2 weeks we have delicious new veggies to pick up!
A few days ago was the much anticipated opening of The Mustard Seed Co-op on York Blvd. To say that they are a grocery store that is focusing on supplying us with one stop shopping for local merchants isn’t telling you the whole story. On their website, take a read through the other conscious decisions they have made to incorporate Hamilton and its workers from the music playing in the store, to all the graphic design, in store photographs, even the seamstress work and screen printing of the staff aprons.
The Food Truck industry in Hamilton is booming and we’ve been lucky to get involved with these great people who are often sharing a portion of their services with sponsored local charities including our own at Coldwell Banker Pinnacle for our Christmas Families. Salar’s own ventures into the world of foodtruckin’ is getting him familiar with the folks at Roux Commissary with their licensed kitchen facilities available for rent to people looking to get a product to market but needing the proper, health standard approved kitchens to do it in.
I could go on and on, but it really is inspiring to see so many people investing their time and money in their city in ways that are supportive not only for themselves but for each other and the community at large.
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