What Defines Our Operations
BlossomPure Organic is a trusted provider of fresh and wholesome, halal, grass-fed meat, organic poultry and groceries. Our meats, eggs and other products come from committed ethical Mennonite, Amish and local farmers directly to you.
The following aspects define our operation:
Organic: It refers to farming methods and foods that are grown and produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and/or other artificial agents. Organic meats and poultry are raised on organic farms and organic feed, and are not given GMOs, hormones, antibiotics or medications.
Wholesome: It refers to foods that are grown without the use of chemicals or any alterations that affect its nutritional value, by farmers who work in harmony with nature.
Local 100-mile Diet: It focuses on minimizing our carbon footprint as well as supporting our local farmers. Our meats, dairy, produce (in-season), eggs, honey, and preserved goods are products of your local Ontario and Mennonite farmers within 100 miles of the GTA.
Fresh: Offering local in-season produce allows you to enjoy its highest nutritional value. Meats are available fresh and frozen.
Fresh Frozen meat and fish: It refers to meat & fish products that have been frozen immediately after cutting and vacuum-packing. This preserves quality, freshness, and prevents freezer burn while allowing it to be stored frozen for a longer period of time.
Halal: It refers to livestock and poultry that are harvested humanely (halal, zabiha) without stunning. The animals are also shipped to close-by slaughterhouses to reduce their stress during transportation.
Ethically raised: It refers to the importance we place on the health and well-being of our animals. We uphold ethical, fair, and respectable partnerships with our patrons and farmers who raise their animals cruelty-free, and ensure that they have plenty of (individual) space to roam around. This also means that they do not receive animal by-products, GMOs, hormones or antibiotics in their diet.
Grass-fed: This refers to beef and lamb raised on grass from the time they are weaned, to the time they are harvested. Grass is the natural diet of choice for livestock. In the warmer months, they will graze on pastures, and in the winter months, they will receive hay.
Farmers rotate pastures daily for the livestock, so that the animals can have constant access to fresh, nutritious grass. When grazing, the animals eat the upper layer of the grass (where nutrients are most highly concentrated), and the bottom, leftover layer of the grass will be utilized by earth worms and microorganisms in the soil in order to grow fresh grass again. Therefore, pasture rotation is essential for optimum health and nutrition for both animals and the land.
Unfortunately, some meat sellers still refer to meat as “grass fed”, even if the animal has only been grass-fed for a brief period of time. Most beef and lamb are typically “grass-fed” right after being weaned (for a time), before being sold to a grain-finishing operation.
Pasture-fed: It refers to poultry, laying hens, turkeys, and ducks that are raised outdoors, free-range, and on their natural diets.
Supporting Local Farmers: Building partnerships with local farmers supports the local economy, reduces the carbon footprint, reduces animal stress (because of shorter transportation times), and creates a direct connection between consumers and those producing their food. By supporting those conscientious small farmers in Ontario and Quebec, we allow them to be sustainable and dedicated to their healthy farming practices.
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Conscientious: We adhere to the principles on which this company was founded! We only partner with farmers who share the same view and are committed to providing the highest quality products. Our farmers prioritize the well-being of animals and the environment. We also hire knowledgeable and passionate staff that share these values. As a rule, we only promote what we choose for ourselves to eat.
Trusted: With a growing portfolio since 2002 and accumulated knowledge of the organic, meat, and halal industries, BlossomPure Organic has become a reference point and trusted source of information for the general public, sustainable farmers, and industry experts. We also believe in educating our customers and empowering them to make the best decisions for their health and for the environment.
Natural: This term has unfortunately been widely abused and stretched. It has lost its original meaning and it is no longer used by educated, health-conscious people.
Free run: It refers to meat, poultry, and laying hens that are free to move indoors, and are not in cages, or outdoors. This means they do not have access to fresh air or sunshine, and also does not necessarily mean they have plenty of space to move around.
Free range: It refers to animals (cattle, lamb or poultry) that have free access to outdoor pastures, fresh air, and clean water. It represents the ultimate freedom for the animals. Happier animals with happier lives produce more nutritious meat!
Eco-Cert : ECO-CERT is an organic certifying organization, primarily certifying food products. In 2014, BlossomPure received the ECOCERT Certification, becoming one of only two companies in Toronto to be certified organic.
Pastured: “Free-range”, “free-run”, and “naturally raised” are not well-defined terms, which is why we prefer the term pastured --- out in the grass, under the sun. Hens lay their eggs in grass, while sheep and cows graze in nearby pastures and clover, as they were meant to.
The benefits include, but are not limited to:
Animal Welfare: Animals raised outdoors are happier and healthier, and have fuller, more natural life cycles. They are able to forage and develop muscle naturally, and are far more resistant to disease.
Human health: Optimal health is dependent upon the type of food we consume, so when we consume animal products that have been raised on a varied diet, free of all antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs- our diets have higher levels of vitamins, fatty acids, and omegas.
Environmentally sustainable: Our farmers use bio-dynamic farming practices, live in harmony with nature, and work hard to reduce their carbon footprint. As the Iroquois quote goes, "In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the next seven generations".
We believe in the 100-mile diet, and sourcing local foods and farms as close to home as possible. We want to strengthen our rural communities; farmers feed cities!