Taste the Difference
Because if it doesn't taste good, why bother? That's why we taste-test
every single item (sometimes twice!) to be sure we're only offering
the kind of stuff that'll knock your avocado socks off. Every time.
We've got a soft spot for local, so our never-ending quest for good
food always starts close to home before venturing outward. It helps to
reduce food miles, our carbon footprint and puts more money into our
local economy to boot.
Sustainability is Key
We're serious about sustainability (like, seriously serious). That's
why we're all about farmers working to regenerate soil health and the
overall ecosystem, and those reusable bins and glass bottle returns.
It's also why we donate unsold food to our community partners and why
we've optimized weekly delivery routes. We're not perfect, but we're
working on it by trying to further reduce our reliance on single use
packaging throughout our system (both internally and with our
As we work to keep improving, our order of preference for packaging
- Recyclable or Compostable (backyard ideally)
Real Food, Real Ingredients
Real food doesn't have ingredients, it is ingredients. You can rest
easy knowing that we've done all the background checks to make sure
that you'll never find any artificial colours, artificial flavours,
artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated or
artificial trans fats, bleached or bromated flours in anything that we
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Our market features products from 150+ small producers that we work
really closely with, together as partners in this local food biz. We
plan ahead with our farmers, making commitments on quantities and fair
pricing so that everyone in our community is clear on who's growing
what to reduce the collective risk.
As for our artisan partnerships, we love finding partnerships with
like-minded folks who are locally owned, using sustainability
initiatives and who love giving back to the community (bonus points
for B Corps!).
Labour and Love
We're super passionate about fair wages for farmers (vs the lowest
going rate) in addition to pre-planning with our local partners. We
also support fair trade as much as possible too (especially for items
like chocolate, coffee, bananas and coconuts). And being a certified B
Corp, you can trust that we're always looking for ways to continue to
use business as a force for good - through supporting local
businesses, empowering our team, environmental conservation and giving
back to our community.
We're all about trust and honesty, which is why we like to be fully
transparent with you and expect the same from our farmers, suppliers
and producers. And if you've got a question, we've got a team of super
nice customer service folks who will do their best to answer
whatever's on your mind.
At Mama Earth, you're not just a customer, you're a family member too!
We really appreciate you, and if there's a super cool item you saw at
a farmer's market or there's a new up and coming food you read about
somewhere, let us know! We'd love to try to make it happen for you.
More on our Sustainability Iniatives