We buy most of our dry goods from Organic Matters, including many of our superfood seeds and powders. Their mission is a crucial one: keeping organic goods affordable. We chatted with one of their employees, Cobi:
Mike: What is Organic Matters?
Cobi: Organic Matters is a distributor offering certified organic ingredients, online and at our warehouse store location in Nelson BC. We are a certified organic facility, which ensures that the ingredients, suppliers, farmers, and all processes involved, are in line with the strict Canadian organic regulations.
Keeping packaging simple and sourcing as directly as possible, we keep our prices low and our quality high.
How did Organic Matters start?
Organic Matters started as a small wholesaler to local stores and food buying clubs. The mission was and still is to make organic, whole food and other useful ingredients, affordable and accessible throughout Canada.
Why the decision to be an organic distributor?
There are so many good reasons to support organic agriculture, which are very well-illustrated in this link from our website: http://www.omfoods.com/why-organic/
Remember, you are always voting with your dollars. We want to encourage you to support organic and reduce waste by buying in bulk. Thus our motto: “eat the change you want to see”.
How do you decide who and where to source from?
Sourcing is a very important part of globally supporting organic agriculture as well as sustainable and fair trading practices. Aside from the third party approval of all products and suppliers we use, all purchasers at Organic Matters hold the highest standards when it comes to product quality. We take the time to get to know our suppliers to assure integrity in all aspects of trading and value our long-term trade relations.
Who are Organic Matters' main customers?
Our customers include individuals, other distributors, food manufacturers, cafes & restaurants, juice bars, farms, herbalists, retail stores, and many more.
What are your most popular products?
Our oils, dried olives, many of our in-house superfood and tea blends, local heirloom pancake mix, etc... See our "popular product" category on the homepage for more!
What are the most interesting products you sell?
Are you after golden berries that taste like sour candy, love our turmeric tea that is a phenomenal health boost, or want to experiment with Magnesium Chloride to make your own tofu or "Magnesium oil"? It really depends on what you're looking for!
We offer over 600 different products covering a wide variety of botanical and culinary herbs and spices, baking products, nuts and nut butters, seeds, dried fruits, legumes, cereals and flours, cacao products, oils, condiments, sweeteners, mushrooms, seaweeds, superfoods, and the list goes on...and keeps on growing :)