Sometimes a bag of popcorn is more than just a bag of popcorn.
Buying local supports a more sustainable food system because true sustainability goes beyond the methods used in food production, to include every step that brings food from the farm to your table.
Sustainability includes buying food as local as possible but, buying local does not guarantee that it is sustainably produced.
Pesticides, chemical fertilizers, factory farming and hormone use can all be involved in local food production, so it’s important to make sure that the food you buy, is from farmers and processors using sustainable methods.
From Farm to Table Canada popcorn is grown in a pesticide free environment with GMO Free seed. Our popcorn is popped fresh daily using corn from Ontario farms that are “Local Food Plus” Certified. These growers must adhere to the following principles:
Buying local also ensures that your money begins a cycle in which those businesses then spend their money at local suppliers, ensuring valuable resources are supporting local communities. Our packaging is made locally, our custom seasonings are made locally and in many cases our product is delivered to your school by a local family dairy.
Our popcorn has been reviewed by an independent Registered Dietician to verify that it meets the PPM150 Guideline.
We appreciate your support in helping us launch this valuable product into your school system.
Please email us so we can update you with the latest items available from our farms.
From Farm to Table Canada is always looking for ways to be more environmentally responsible and we know our schools are doing the same.
Effective January 2020, we will be moving away from the use of bleached corrugated boxes for all our products.
Our school size bags of popcorn will be packed in a kraft paper box with one colour print. This change allows us to utilize 100 % recycled paper and avoids the use of bleach.
Our boxes are produced by a company that is registered with the Forestry Stewardship Council.
For more information on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, please go to www.fsc.org.
During the school year, we will be moving back into a design with a tear away front, making it easier for distribution throughout the classrooms.
From Farm to Table Canada Inc.