The Great Avocado Dilemma!
At goodfood2u we are committed to local, organic and fair trade agriculture. We do this because of our desire to ensure that our consumption does not negatively impact the land, water or people who produce what we consume. We believe that we each have a role to leave our fragile planet a little better than … Continue reading The Great Avocado Dilemma!
Meal Boxes 2.0
Since January my personal Facebook feed has been FULL of promotions from Montreal based Goodfood and Toronto based HelloFresh, online meal delivery kits that enable households to order curated recipes and the measured ingredients delivered to your door. I decided to try out one of these promotions and ordered two family meals, curious about what … Continue reading Meal Boxes 2.0
Integrating our Values, One Step Further
Our vision for goodfood2u from day 1 was to build and sustain a vibrant local food economy. We feel strongly that local, organic agricultural protects the health of soil, water and air. We also know it supports local farm families and local businesses. For this reason, we sell organic produce and household staples, it is also for … Continue reading Integrating our Values, One Step Further
Hydroponics, Local Lettuce and the Organic Debate
Hydroponics refers to the growing of plants in water and providing a customized nutrient solution to provide the plants with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Currently under the Canadian Organic Standard any system of hydroponic growing, regardless of the fact that all organic practices may be followed, is not permitted to be … Continue reading Hydroponics, Local Lettuce and the Organic Debate
Spring Social – Connecting again
For me after an Ottawa winter I am always start to feel a bit like a bear in hibernation. I don’t see my neighbours or my community as often as I do in the spring, summer and fall. We wanted to help shake off the winter sense of disconnection by hosting an event to connect … Continue reading Spring Social – Connecting again
The Tale of Two Spinaches
Since I was a child, and before kale tried to take its place, spinach was known as the super green vegetable, eaten by Popeye, admired by moms, and hated by kids! Thirty years ago, fresh spinach was not often found in my house. It would only seldom show up in a cardboard box, frozen and … Continue reading The Tale of Two Spinaches
Corporate Social Responsibility
Kind of a buzz word, right. The world’s largest multi-million dollar, publically traded companies, are doing it. And that’s good news because we need individuals and companies to collectively care for our shared commons and the future. At goodfood2u we see CSR as doing what’s right. We are a small company, so our impacts seems … Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility
With spring in the air my I am excited for local salad greens, fiddle heads and asparagus, for a change from the root vegetables that are feeling to heavy and repetitive at this time of year! As we shift to spring, it’s a great time to clean out the old and make room for the … Continue reading Spring Cleaning!
Supporting Local Food Economies
Contributed by Caroline Levesque – Covenant Farm Winter is thawing and spring is radiating forth. At the farm we are planning gardens, planting seeds, and starting to draw people’s attention toward a new season of fresh local produce. Although many farms are planning for the upcoming season, our farm does not follow the conventional logic … Continue reading Supporting Local Food Economies