One of our core values at Fresh City has always been sustainability. From our farming practices to the way we package and deliver our products, we are always looking for innovative ways to incorporate sustainability and reduce our waste wherever possible. Read more to learn about our sustainable practices and our Jar Return Program!
Our Downsview Park city farm is the largest commercial city farm in Canada, which gives us the opportunity to grow thousands of pounds of seasonal produce in a sustainable way. We use composted food scraps from our kitchen to create nutrient-rich soil for our produce to grow. We also partner with local farmers whenever possible to source different seasonal local produce, helping us lower our carbon footprint.
Reducing packaging and unnecessary waste is one of our main focuses. We are constantly researching new and efficient ways to help eliminate plastic and waste from our packaging. We are proud to say that we now offer 100% compostable grocery bags when shopping in-store with us!
Our goal is to reduce, reuse, and recycle in every capacity, which is why we are excited to tell you about our Jar Return Program. You can return an array of our products that come in Fresh City, Mabel's and The Healthy Butcher jars in-store as well as with your next at-home Fresh City grocery delivery. For jars returned in-store, you will receive a 25 cent refund! Each jar will under-go extreme sanitation, ensuring they are properly cleaned and ready to be reused. To learn more about our Jar Return Program, you can always visit our full FAQ Page.
Check out the list below to see which of our jars can be returned:
1 litre Mason Jars – used for Mabel’s granola, Soups and Chilis.
500 ml Mason Jars – used for Mabel’s Pickled Beets and Bread Crumbs.
250 ml Mason Jars – used for Mabel’s Lemon Curd and Marmalade.
125 ml Mason Jars – used for Mabel’s Fig Jam and The Healthy Butcher Chicken Liver Pâté.
750 ml Fresh City Jars – used for Fresh City Meal Jars and Dried Goods.
340 ml Jars – used for Fresh City Breakfast Jars, Mabel’s Fruit Crisp, Spiced Pecans and The Healthy Butcher Rillettes.
240 ml Fresh City Small Smoothie Jars – used for Fresh City Smoothies and Salad Dressings.
475 ml Fresh City Large Smoothie Jars
* Please remove the lids and rinse the jars prior to returning*
We also accept jar & bottle returns from the following vendors: