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5 Tips for Better Gluten Free Baking

Gluten free baking doesn't have to be such a challenge if you follow our tips

7 Benefits of Sustainable Farming

In Canada there are rules around what sustainable farming looks like and is defined by the Government of Canada which forms the basis for organic agriculture and production.

Probiotics 101 with Dr. Sara Celik

While it may seem that they are “on-trend” right now, the truth is that probiotics have been around for over 100 years. There are over 500 types of bacteria in the digestive system; some are good and some are bad. Taking probiotics (“good” bacteria) helps to keep the gut balanced and improve our health in many ways.

Trusted Experts in Every Aisle - Meet Dylan

Learn more about our Fresh Manager at our Chinook location

Meet the Vendors: Winter's Turkeys

our family has been raising turkeys on our Alberta farm, in Dalemead, south east of Calgary, for four generations

What is Stress?

Generally speaking, stress means pressure or strain, and life constantly subjects us to a multitude of pressures. Humans can experience stress on a physical level (i.e. disease), emotional level (i.e. grief), or on a psychological level (i.e. fear).

Trusted Experts in Every Aisle - Meet Frank

Learn all about our Fresh and Bulk Foods Category Manager

12 Ways to Reduce Back to School Stress in the Kitchen

Despite our best efforts back to school can be a stressful time of the year. Besides the logistical, emotional and financial stresses of get back into routine there is also the dilemma of food preparation.

Trusted Experts in Every Aisle - Meet Vanessa

Learn more about our Fresh Manager at our 10th Avenue location.

Trusted Experts in Every Aisle - Meet Paul

Learn more about our Fresh Manager at the Crowfoot Location

Trusted Experts in Every Aisle - Meet Frank Part 2

This week we find out more about Frank Sarro; our Fresh and Bulk Foods Category Manager and get a secret family recipe for Frittelle (Zucchini flower pancakes). From the local tomatoes, crunchy greens, juicing carrots and gorgeous red peppers, to all of the Community Naturals bulk nuts and seeds; Frank is there every step of the way from farmer to store shelves. Let’s find out about some of his favorite things

But What About Natural Sugars?

We’ve all heard the horror stories surrounding the consumption of refined sugars, and High Fructose Corn Syrup – all of which have been either correlated or linked with obesity, inflammation, premature aging, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, liver damage, and a slew of other symptoms and diseases. And yet, the average adult consumes nearly 4x the recommended amount of added sugar. In order to inform and build a knowledge base about sugar alcohols and natural sugars, let’s look at a few.