Sustainable eating is so much more than just shopping fresh and clean. It’s a whole new lifestyle to adapt to and with it comes a whole list of benefits! The food system has a huge impact to our planet, and once we become conscientious of our eating habits, we can work towards reducing our footprint in order save our planet. Mary Graham, CEO of Mama Earth Organics simplifies the importance of sustainable eating and how smooth the switch can really be! If you’ve been thinking about moving towards sustainable living habits, this is your sign to finally make the change!
Mama Earth Organics
Mama Earth Organics is a Toronto-based subscription service that curates the best from Ontario’s farms and artisans to deliver organic, local, hyper-fresh products to the GTA! Over the past decade, their #1 goal has been to put the earth first!
Mama Earth knows that their members are looking for a great food experience, the ability to make conscious and thoughtful choices about their impact on the planet and their local community, and they also want the shopping experience to be easy and convenient.
“We champion a healthy and sustainable food system, which means we believe in doing things differently – from regenerative farming, to our system of partnerships, to minimizing the kilometers our food travels – to do right by the earth, while contributing to food and nutrition security for present and future generations.”Mary graham
Mama Earth & Their Carbon Footprint
Mama Earth ensures they’re making daily conscious decisions to reduce their carbon footprint. Some in which include:
- Supporting small local farms who prioritize regenerative agriculture and soil practices and believe in crop diversity, and sustainable farming practices
- Minimizing packaging and supporting a circular economy of reusing before recycling
- Reducing our (and our customers) transportation footprint by planning our delivery routes to minimize the distance our products travel
- Reducing food waste and food insecurity
Mary understands that food waste and food insecurity is a real thing and it’s something they’re really passionate about! There are many ways to reduce food waste that consumers can incorporate into their daily lives easily, such as finding alternative uses for things like stems and stalks instead of throwing them away!
Benefits Of Shopping With Mama Earth
Mama Earth Organics aims to provide an alternative to the traditional grocery store food system. Their sustainable choices mean they have curated the best Ontario has to offer of organic hyper-fresh produce, sustainable meat and seafood, artisanal goods, up-market pantry staples and chef-made meals, right to your door! Best of all, you can pre-plan your weeks so no food goes to waste!
Making The Switch
Making the switch towards sustainable eating can seem intimidating and look like a lot of work, but I promise you it’s not! Mary says that small choices can make the biggest difference! First steps can include making mindful choices during grocery shopping, being intentional with your purchases and being mindful of what systems you’re choosing to support. Other things to keep in mind are:
- Supporting local farmers who are using planet-centric practices in the way they farm and harvest their crops
- Actively looking for ways to reduce the amount of packing involved in their grocery shopping and prioritizing reuse over recycle
- Minimizing food waste. Only order what you need and plan your meals based on what’s in your fridge
Start creating our own sustainable grocery box with Mama Earth Organics here!
“The number one thing you can do to eat sustainably is to eat real, less processed food that comes from farmers and makers that care about the earth and eat local as much as you can. In doing so, you get to enjoy fresher, better tasting food that is better for the planet, and you also help to support your local economy.”MAry Graham