If you live in Montreal then you know how harsh the winters can be. Buying farm fresh food can be especially difficult for the many people living in the city who use public transportation. A really great option for the winter time is EcollegeY. They deliver 100% organic, locally grown, farm fresh food right to your door. You won’t find any serial numbers stamped on their eggs! They offer a nice selection of kosher meats as well.
There are also four very good Farmers Markets in the city.
But please remember that not everything sold at the farmers market is necessarily local or farm fresh, especially the fruits and vegetables. If you want to know which items are locally grown and which are shipped from over seas you have to ask the vendor. When buying meat or eggs you should always ask the vendor which farm he buys his products from, and then contact the farm to make sure they do in fact do business with that vendor.
To learn more about the benefits of shopping at the farmers market, where the food sold at the grocery store really comes from, and more about factory farming and how it is cruel to animals, contributing to global warming, and negatively affecting your health, please watch the documentary Food Inc or visit the official Food Inc website for more information.
– Labels can be deceiving. Just because a label says “organic” doesn’t mean it really is.
– “Cage free” eggs are only slightly better than caged. If the eggs are not from a local farm, you can be pretty sure the chickens they came from suffered.
– Always check the ingredients before you buy. A simple rule to follow: If you can’t pronounce the name of an ingredient, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.
– We vote with our wallets. Every time you make a purchase you are casting a vote for or against a certain product and everything that goes into making it. Vote against factory farming and animal cruelty.