Living in the city doesn’t mean we can’t support local on a regular basis. Joining or buying from a food co-op is a great way to participate in the sustainable food community. Check out some of the top food co-ops in Toronto.
1. West End Food Co-op — 1229 Queen Street West, Toronto ON
“Food, Close to Home’— Come on down and see what has been seven years in the making – built by the community, for the community.
West End Food Co-op has a variety of made in-house baked goods, soups and snacks. Run mostly by volunteers; they have a cannery, run various food workshops and a year-round farmers market. They connect local farmers to the local community at Queen and Dufferin
A lifetime co-op membership is only $5 giving access to daily food discounts and in-store Monthly Member Specials
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2. Karma Co-op — 739 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto
One of Ontario’s oldest “one-stop” shop for the conscious consumer.
With a variety of frozen and prepared foods, Karma Co-op carries over 200 bulk items; that is organically produced fresh from dozens of Ontario farms. They provide health supplements and the highest quality of eco-friendly packaged goods along with a diverse range of natural health, beauty and household products.
Located in the heart of the Annex, Karma Co-op has convenient store hours and an incredible community. By joining Karma, you become part of a member-owned, democratic co-op that provides ethically sourced, healthy, delicious food and sustainable household products to its community.
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3. The Big Carrot Co-op — 348 Danforth Ave Toronto ON
“Toronto’s first health food store that specializes in organically grown, non-GMO and environmentally safe products since 1983.”
The Big Carrot Co-op is more than your average health food store; they carry groceries, body care, supplements and much more. They offer high-quality products, friendly and informed service and ongoing public education to make natural food selection easy for the Danforth and Broadview community.
Healthy food education is the centre of what The Big Carrot Co-op stands by. Knowing the difference to make a difference is key to making every dollar count. The Big Carrot is proud to be Ontario’s first retailer to certify to the new Canadian Organic Standard.
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4. Berry Road Food Co-op — 150 Berry Road, Toronto ON
“Better Food. Stronger Community.”
In June 2018, Etobicoke can welcome one of the newest co-ops in the province is the Berry Road Food Co-op.They will be providing organic, locally and responsibly sourced products at lower prices to the community.
They will also be working with community partners to improve the health and well being of residents and give them more insight into the food they are buying. Anyone can shop at the Co-op, but for $10.00 you can be a part of our sustainable food community and receive exclusive sales and discounts on store items for a lifetime.
Image Credit: Berry Road Food Co-op