• Paradise Fields- A Nutritional Wonderland

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    Paradise Fields- A Nutritional Wonderland

          If there is one thing that stands out about Paradise Fields farm it is there utter and complete dedication to the community and their health. To put it frankly— Paradise Fields is a nutritional wonderland. Owner Mario Roque, believes fully in the impact that good quality food can have in one’s life in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery from illness.        The human body contains over 4 trillion cells with 60-70% of those cells replacing themselves every 6 months. In order for the DNA to replicate itself properly, it utilizes at least 45...

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  • The City Harvest Brings Microgreens to the City

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    The City Harvest Brings Microgreens to the City

          2018 marks the first full season for The City Harvest— the one man urban farming operation run by Bernie, in #HAMONT. We meet Bernie at his lovely home in Westdale. Attached to the side of his home is a solar-powered greenhouse. Upon entering the greenhouse you can’t help but feel amazed at the walls lined with trays of various beautiful microgreens and seedlings. It is obvious Bernie has put a lot of thought and intention into his set up and that the produce is treated with love.       The City Harvest focuses on microgreens, edible...

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  • Backyard Harvest: Your Neighbourhood Farmer

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    Backyard Harvest: Your Neighbourhood Farmer

          There’s something inspiring about the sense of community you get from mingling with Russ, owner of Backyard Harvest Farm. Like many of the farmers we’ve met with, Russ decided to leave his previous job in pursuit of a more rooted and connected lifestyle. With his wife and four kids, Russ farms in several different backyards located in the #HAMONT Strathcona neighbourhood.        Attached to their beautiful old brick house is a caterpillar wind-tunnel. This allows for Russ to get started with his seedlings from home. Russ grows 30 different crops throughout the seasons including arugula,...

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  • Nomadic Greens- Connecting Community with Food via Innovative Farming

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    Nomadic Greens- Connecting Community with Food via Innovative Farming

               It’s a crisp morning in May, not long since the weather has started to show signs of spring in Southern Ontario. We’ve arrived in Dundas to meet Thomas of Nomadic Greens at his beautiful home. It is here where Thomas gives us a quick tour of where his washing, drying and packaging is done prior to distribution.       Thomas started NomadicGreens nearly 3 years ago as a way to re-connect with nature and the community. His plan is to leave his job as a Finish Carpenter to farm full-time. You can tell from...

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  • INTRODUCING THE NEW DUNDURN MARKET!

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    INTRODUCING THE NEW DUNDURN MARKET!

    It is with much excitement that we share with you our vision for the NEW Dundurn Market!      The NEW Dundurn Market will be your one-stop shop for everything local and organic, with an emphasis on minimal waste. The team that brings you the NEW Dundurn Market is headed by local Hamiltonians, Justin and Roger Abbiss. You may be familiar with the pair from their other projects, Bikeables and Coffeecology. The father-and-son duo are passionate about cycling, the environment, health, and all things Hamilton—so it only makes sense that a minimal-waste, local market would be their next project.     ...

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  • MEET THE TEAM- Sara Wiseman, Market Manager

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    MEET THE TEAM- Sara Wiseman, Market Manager

            Local Hamilton resident, Sara Wiseman, has been an excellent addition to our team. Sara's had years of experience in the kitchen and has loved watching Hamilton’s food scene evolve into one that appreciates a healthier style of cooking.       Sara never expected to work in the food industry, but says she fell in love with the work while spending time working in an organic kitchen in Salt Spring Island, B.C. She’s now been working in the industry for about 20 years and still remains inspired by her work.  “It was a perfect combination for...

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Keep Your Food Local

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    Top 10 Reasons to Keep Your Food Local

    Picture courtesy of Manorun Organic Farms Buying local is a trending topic with a surplus of benefits. Here we give you 10 reasons to keep your food local: More Nutrient Dense       Food from local farms is higher in nutrients than food that travels from other places. Locally grown produce is given the opportunity to ripen before it’s picked. Fruits and vegetables that travel, on the other hand, end up being picked before their nutritional peak in order to prevent them from spoiling. These different types of produce are often ripened with ethylene gas on their journey over from other...

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  • Major Impact from China's Recycling Ban

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    Major Impact from China's Recycling Ban

           For years, instead of confronting our own issues with recycled waste, we’ve been taking the easy way route and sending it to China. As of January 1, 2018, China will no longer be accepting the majority of these “low-grade” recyclables. The ban is expected to cause major issues in Canada, the U.K, and other countries as they claim the materials being sent over are too hazardous to be recycled.        The impact is suspected to be largely negative as we now will be facing an excess of pollution, extra costs and a risk of loss of millions in revenue....

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