Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am such a NooB sometimes...

More and more I find that there are so many resources all around me that I never opened my eyes to, or took the time to really get to know. These are so wonderful and full of good things, I can only wonder how I’ve been so darn blind!

Coop La Maison Verte (http://www.cooplamaisonverte.com/) – Wow! Can I just say this website is chock-full of goodies? This is THE website for Montreal based information, events, and everything else you can think of. They are there to help you in any way possible to become greener in every aspect. For example, they had a very cheap alternative to rain barrels available, made from recycling olive containers from restaurants. Very interesting resource, and I will definitely be using this in the future!

Hellman’s Real Food Guide (http://www.realfoodmovement.ca/latesttalk/get-informed/real-food-guide/) – 11 pages of info on everything local. The original website is also super informative and useful. The entire website is actually pretty useful as well, you can narrow local search by food type, province and area, and season.

Jardin Des Anges (http://jardindesanges.com/en/) - This is basically a home delivery of certified organic produce. You choose the size of your basket, the type of basket, and you can add all kinds of fruits, vegetables, dairy etc. and it will be delivered right to your door. Although it is not completely local, they promote local foods first, and best of all they have a complete list of their suppliers, a blog with fresh ideas, and other things which makes it much easier for a very busy person to eat organic foods.

Marches Publics de Montreal – (http://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/) This was a pretty big duh. Ive always wondered what the schedules were, what they were selling there, if it would be worth my time to actually go to one of these when I have the Mercier Market right next to me. This website answered all my questions. I can’t believe I didn’t look this up before!

Montreal Freecycle (http://www.freecycle.org/group/CA/Quebec) – A freecycle is where people put up what they would want to have or want to give away. If you have what they want, then you give for free, and if you need what they have, you get for for free. Its an awesome philosophy. This website lets you pick your region, and lists every person in that community, what they have/want, and how to contact them. Awesome!

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