From Our Farms to Your Tables

From Our Farms to Your Tables Did you know that the United Nations General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables? The intentions of this declaration were manifold but ultimately are an effort to raise awareness around building sustainability for the agricultural sector, reduce food waste and improve food security.  Given the…

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Passing the Baton (Jam Jar) at Southridge Jam

Passing the Baton (Jam Jar) at Southridge Jam There have been so many changes at Southridge Jam over the last year, including with our program director role. Brendon Nicholson, our patient, dedicated, funny, baseball loving former program director had been in the role for almost the entire time that Southridge Jam has been around. Brendon…

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A Season of Renewal

A Season of Renewal In the days leading up to Phase 1 of Ontario’s reopening last week,  there was a buzz of energy across businesses that have been impacted over the last couple of months. It was as if a spark had been ignited and we could finally allow ourselves to make plans with a…

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This is Small Business

This is Small Business There is no doubt that the last year has been tough and the ways in which we worked and lived changed almost instantly. With those changing times, small businesses have needed to leverage their flexibility, optimism and creativity. They have adapted and many have updated their business models to keep going.…

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The Value of One, The Power of Many

The Value of One, The Power of Many This week (April 18-24) is Volunteer Appreciation week in Canada and as a social enterprise, that is predominantly staffed by volunteers, it would be a missed opportunity if we didn’t take a moment to celebrate all the volunteers who have helped us in various ways over the…

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A Season of Possibilities

A Season of Possibilities Our jam kitchen is located in Vineland, Ontario and had you visited us on a Wednesday before March 2020, you would have seen a diverse team of sometimes more than 10 people all working together. You would have heard the sounds of chatter and laughter. You would have smelled the sweet…

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Hope Lives Here

Hope Lives Here Hope (/hōp/) noun The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. If you have seen one of our jars or purchased one of our jam products over the last year, you will have seen our little “great jam for a greater cause”…

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations After a brief production break, we were ready for a safe return to the kitchen this week and were just about to post our very first blog of 2021 to celebrate what would have been the launch of our sixth season of jam making. Then the news broke about Ontario’s state of emergency,…

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Holiday Eating with Southridge Jam

Holiday Eating with Southridge Jam This year we worked with Chef Tania Ganassini, Executive Chef/Co-Founder at Staff Meal Niagara and former Top Chef Canada season 7 competitor, to create a holiday treat for you. Chef Tania crafted three different dishes with a little twist, using our Southridge Jam (thanks Tania). If cooking isn’t your thing,…

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What if you could buy Jam and DO GOOD?

What if you could buy Jam and DO GOOD? November 19th is World Social Enterprise Day, a day to raise awareness about social enterprises across Canada and the world. These organizations, like Southridge Jam, exist to make a social impact and improve the lives of people by providing goods and/or services.  At Southridge Jam, we…

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