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Blog: Feel Better

How to Sprout

Have you been wanting to try sprouting but weren't sure where to start? Sprouting can seem intimidating if you've never done it yourself, but it's one of the easiest forms of "gardening" and there are SO many benefits to sprouting at home! As part of the first annual...

Local Fairtrade Coffee

Local Fairtrade Coffee

One of the local suppliers The Island Jar works with is Espanola Coffee Roasters, located in Espanola, Ontario (30 minutes from Manitoulin Island). The founder, Dan, started this business in 2016 out of a passion for high quality, freshly roasted coffee that he was...

The Benefits of Collagen & Bone Broth

The Benefits of Collagen & Bone Broth

What is Collagen? According to Bluebird Provisions’ website: "Collagen makes up about a third of the protein in your body. It is mostly found in your tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage and skin (1). Think of collagen as a hard, fibrous protein which holds our bodies...

New Fall 2018 Products

New Fall 2018 Products

As proud members of the Canadian Health Food Association, we attended their annual CHFA East trade show event on September 15th and 16th to learn about all the new health food trends and products in Canada. After visiting with, and sampling from, as many exhibitors as...