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February 27, 2021 General Manager Features No comments
by Arthur Jacobs A Bundle-Buggy (BB) is not to be confused witha grocery store shopping cart, or the virtual on-line check-out version.Our Buggy has reached the age of recognition!BB has turned 26-years old.The 1995 date-code,stamped on the cardboard boxlining the inside of its basket,tells me so.BB has completed hundreds of trips to Karma Co-op.More than 500 Kms. – A Toronto to Montreal distance.Return loads total; 18,000 kgs.A tractor-trailer’s load equivalence.BB is low mai...
February 25, 2021 General Manager Features No comments
by Jennifer Knoch Karma shoppers take so much care in buying their food, but there are great ways to extend that care, and your food’s life, once you get home. Not only does that save money and resources, but cracking down on our food waste is a top climate change intervention according to international scientists at Drawdown. So let’s review a few ways to keep that food fresh longer. Fruit and veg Don’t wash food until you’re ready to eat it and avoid storing fruit or veg wet.Loose...
February 14, 2021 Karma Admin Features , Products No comments
While we carry animal products, Karma Co-op has lots of options if you’re a Toronto-based vegan, vegetarian or someone looking to reduce meat and dairy in favour of a more plant-based diet. Want to know what it’s like to shop vegan at Karma? We’ve put together the below grocery guide. Essentials for a vegan or plant-based grocery list Karma carries all the basics for a plant-based and vegan shopping list: Seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables with an e...
February 04, 2021 General Manager Features , Products , Recipes No comments
In celebration of Black Histories/Futures Month, we’d like to showcase some of our Black suppliers. Karma would be nothing without the products on our shelves and the amazing suppliers behind them. We want to increase our products sourced from BIPOC suppliers. This is an area we need to improve on if our products are to reflect the diversity of our community. If there are BIPOC makers/shakers/business owners you think Karma should be partnering with, please connect us! It’s Sou...
February 04, 2021 General Manager Features No comments
by Nathalie Remond, on behalf of the Food Issues Committee. Like most fruit and vegetables, the peel is the most nutritious part of an orange. The way we traditionally peel it results in discarding nutrients with many health benefits. Numerous delicious recipes wisely use grated orange peels for flavour in marmalades, cakes and pies. A recent study has found that the white part of the skin, often called pith, also has health benefits. It has fourteen times more antioxidants than the j...
January 29, 2021 General Manager Co-op reports , Features No comments
by Helena Friesen, with additional research by M. B. Shaw, for the Food Issues Committee The Food Issues Committee has been asked to look into the question of whether our increasing consumption of almond products is contributing to the decline in bees (1).  How almond farming practices are related to the health of bees may interest members who buy any of Karma’s almond products including almond milk, almond-based products such as yogurt and flour, and almonds in bulk.  All North American ...
January 12, 2021 General Manager Co-op reports , Features No comments
Karma’s first building condition assessment conducted by CMS Building Consultants & Engineers in 2020 outlines the essential building repairs and improvements required over the next 10 years. A summary of the capital needs below is pulled from the report with cost estimates. The full report is available to all interested Karma members by emailing Andrea Dawber at president@karmacoop.org. Karma has not been able to build up a capital reserve fund over the past decade. Today, Karma’s fi...
January 12, 2021 General Manager Co-op reports , Features No comments
by Kristy van Beek Last June, Karma conducted a survey to learn more about you and what you would like to see and experience at Karma. A big thank you to the 333 people who took the time to share their valuable feedback with the co-op.We heard loud and clear what members love most about Karma. Ethical practices, local producers, quality organic products, democratic ownership of our grocery store, a relaxed shopping atmosphere and a nourishing community. Karma has always been a place for c...
January 12, 2021 General Manager Co-op reports , Features No comments
Thank you, Karma members and friends. This holiday season fifty-nine Karma members, past members, staff, trial shoppers and visitors gave generously to help strengthen and build our food co-op. Every dollar raised will be invested this year in essential building renewal projects.  Thank you, Future Fund donors for your generosity and support! Aidan Nulman Alex Speers-Roesch Andrea Dawber Anne Shepherd Anonymous donors Art Jacobs & Keren Rice Artemis Crea...
December 30, 2020 General Manager Features , Products No comments
by Karma member Kate Tessier If you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying a meal from an Indian restaurant you know all about Chickpea Curry, otherwise known as Channa Masala. It’s that rich dish that only accelerates your consumption of Naan and undoubtedly sends you back for more. But without the freshest ingredients, packaged dishes like this tend to be bland and mushy.  Thankfully, Tiffinday’s Chickpea Curry is vegan/plant based dish that tastes fresh, full of traditi...