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Real, good food for a real, good community.

Welcome to The Mustard Seed, where it does good to fill up your basket.

Walk in through our doors, and right away you’ll sense it: we’re not your typical grocery store. Owned and operated by our members, The Mustard Seed puts goodness first - good people, good products, and good practices. We love the fact that we’re not a big-box store, but can offer you everything you need to stock your pantry, all while paying our incredible staff a fair, living wage. It’s because of you, our members, that we can truly operate by our values. When you shop here, you’re giving back - back to yourself, your store, and your community - and for that, we thank you.


Here for the people, not the profit.

The Mustard Seed is Hamilton’s only member owned, not-for-profit grocery store. We are equally as passionate about our community as we are our food, which is why membership perks, fair living wages, and much more are as important as a wide variety of fresh, curated goods.

Your one-stop-shop for all things local.

The Mustard Seed’s #1 sourcing priority is supporting local producers. This means no more trips across the city to buy from every maker in every market. At The Mustard Seed, we bring it all together so you can support your favourite local businesses all in one beautiful, friendly, community-centric environment..


Where values and variety conveniently co-exist.

We are a store for the community, by the community. We understand your need for fresh, local and ethical food options, and we also know that your individual tastes vary!  That’s why we offer a plethora of food options for every taste bud of every eater - vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, gluten-free folks, the list goes on. No matter your needs, we’ve got you covered. And on the off chance that we don’t have something you’re looking for, our members can reach out to us on our Member Suggestion Form to make a request.

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