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This Month's Top Picks: July 2015

Filsinger’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

I was so delighted when I found this apple cider vinegar a few years ago, for several reasons: 1) Comes in a glass (most apple cider available comes in plastic, which will definitely, given it is a ferment, leach); 2) Raw & organic; and 3) Made in Canada. It nearly made me sing. I love it when I find something that satisfies all the criteria on my wish list! Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries to help with a variety of ailments because of its naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic properties. I use it for salad dressings, soaking beans, and in replacement for hair conditioner.

Aboutmade in canada apple cider vinegar filsinger organic natural wholly canadian: At Filsinger Organic Foods, our ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR is made with Locally grown, Certified Organic Apples. Our Vinegar is aged in oak without the use of any additives or preservatives. The finished product is unpasteurized, so it remains wholesome, raw and contains mother of vinegar. Located in Ontario, Filsinger Farms is proud to be a uniquely Canadian Organic Company and urges you to make our Organic Apple Cider Vinegar your local and organic vinegar of choice.
Maybe one day I will be able to attend their Apple Blossom Festival . . .

Favourite Memory: When my baby started food, every very few days I soaked a bowl full of beans with a couple of TB of Filsinger’s’ Apple Cider Vinegar.  Doing so, removes the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that cause gas, and make it more difficult for the minerals to be absorbed in your body. See our helpful resource chart on this, and learn how to soak grains.  I have to say I had such joy in this regular routine. It’s simple, it’s cost-efficient, it’s healthy, it’s local, and so much more sustainable than buying canned beans or baby food. What a joy  to provide for my family from my kitchen.


This is an absolutely great find. Where can this product be purchased in Winnipeg?

September 6, 2014 2:09 PM
By Valerie Tonner

Good question! I haven't found it in Winnipeg (yet), so I've been ordering it online at well.ca

September 6, 2014 9:39 PM
By Admin

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September 9, 2014 9:59 PM
By Smithb894

this is my fav so far

September 10, 2014 10:24 AM
By Jo-Anne Pfoh

I want to have this in my kitchen.

September 11, 2014 1:50 AM
By zarah

I love this!!

September 11, 2014 3:41 AM
By Rebby

This is my Favorite!

September 11, 2014 8:42 AM
By Amy Heffernan

Can be used in so many recipes!!

September 11, 2014 11:34 AM
By Pamela

this is my favorite what a great find

September 11, 2014 4:58 PM
By Tina F

this is my fav becasue i love apple cider vinager

September 11, 2014 7:25 PM
By charity k

I love apple cider vinegar!

September 11, 2014 11:56 PM
By Victoria Ess

I have found Filsingers in Winnipeg at Vita Health.

September 12, 2014 10:11 PM
By leana

I work 2 minutes away from Filsinger Orchards

September 14, 2014 8:49 AM
By Linda Klages

This is such a great website!

September 14, 2014 9:01 AM
By Chelsea

This is my favorite.I have it in my home all the time and love it for its multi-functional versatility.I also love using it as a face cleanser on a cotton ball.

September 15, 2014 12:18 PM
By Wanda Tracey

This is my fave out of the top ten, very useful and a great staple to have in the house!

September 17, 2014 10:05 AM
By Zeta McMillan

This is my favourite!

September 21, 2014 1:47 AM
By Yuen C

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September 21, 2014 2:46 PM
By tara e


Say goodbye to plastic wrap and tin foil forever and store your food naturally with this food storage flats. Made from all natural hemp, cotton, beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil, these flats are designed to help you store your food in a more eco-friendly manner. The design of the flats make them easy to mold and shape to cover a variety of containers and items. Wrap up cheeses and produce, cover plates of leftovers or bowls of batters and mixes when you're baking just by using the pressure and warmth of your hands. Abeego flats easily mold to the shape you need them to for a liquid- and air-resistant seal. Plus, unlike traditional wrap materials, Abeego flats can be reused. Just hand wash in cold water with a mild, biodegradable soap and air dry.

About: Founded by a couple in Victoria, BC, and driven by common sense and a persistent desire to help people change the way they think abeego made in canada plastic storage wrap eco friendly natural wholly canadianabout their food, they focused on providing a versatile material that can be used multiple times, in many ways, for varying degrees of food storage. Something that you can feel good about whole-heartedly. Besides, they say, plastic film has only existed for 50-odd years. The human race has been storing food for ages.

Favourite Memory:  I love the smell of beeswax. I repeat, I love the smell of beeswax. I will often pick up a beeswax candle, and just sniff {I might need help}. Since acquiring the abeego flat storage wraps, I can do this in my kitchen!  When ready to use them, I usually take a second {or two} and bring it up to my nose to breathe in that earthy yet heavenly scent.  Some of my containers have their own lids, and sometimes I still use the abeego flat wrap just because I enjoy the experience so much. They do require a bit more effort, but for a holistic experience like this, I’ll do it:)


What a fantastic product! Another reason why we must protect our bees!!!

September 10, 2014 5:33 PM
By Elizabeth Friesen

Awesome idea! I didn't know about this but I want to try it now!

September 10, 2014 9:48 PM
By Anna Johnson

I love this one! I have a link to their website and have followed them. An amazing product.

September 13, 2014 8:09 PM
By J

this is so cool.

September 13, 2014 8:45 PM
By Chandra O'Connor

Thanks for sharing!

September 19, 2014 9:28 PM
By Jo

A naturally-made chocolate treat that is made in Canada. Yes, I’ll take it!  Cocomira has a simple philosophy. Take the very best ingredients, treat them with great care and create a chocolate confection that tastes decadently wonderful. They pride themselves in using all natural ingredients: the finest nuts, chocolate and coffee beans from around the world to craft our exquisite Cocomira buttercrunches: Hazelnut Crunch, Maple Crunch, Dark Chocolate Crunch, Pistachio Crunch and Mocha Latte Crunch. My favourite is the Dark Chocolate Crunch.

About: Cocomira’s founder, Anna Janes, spent many years making chocolates for family and friends. Little did she realize, stirring all those pots of toffee, that she was creating the nucleus of her own business in the process. When people began asking her where they could buy her confections, she realized she had a winning product on her hands which changed her life forever.

made in canada cocomirea natural chocolate wholly canadianFavourite Memory: Sending a box of this chocolate (a.k.a. love) to a friend in Edmonton who I hadn’t heard from for a while. I knew this would get her attention!  She eats gluten free and loves treats. . . and sure enough, she responded with great affection to tell me she promptly consumed all the contents. 


These sound divine! This definably wins the spot for my favorite product for the month :-)

September 11, 2014 1:24 PM
By Autumn Reid

This looks wonderful. The Maple Crunch sounds so yummy, and also very Canadian.

September 11, 2014 2:15 PM
By nicolthepickle

This sounds splendidly delicious!

September 11, 2014 8:08 PM
By Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

These sound great love Canadian made goods

September 13, 2014 9:04 PM
By Suzie M

ooo, very excited I'm gluten free and this looks great :) Yum!

September 14, 2014 12:59 PM
By Kristie-Dawn Jewell Perrier

Oh,,this sounds yummy!!

September 14, 2014 1:02 PM
By Karla Sceviour

Yes, this would get my attention too. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

September 17, 2014 12:44 PM
By Elizabeth Vlug

This is my favourite, I need this.

September 17, 2014 10:44 PM
By BobbiJo Pentney

Buttercrunches are so addictive.

September 19, 2014 5:16 AM
By DianeG

Mmmm looks delicious! This is my favourite Wholly Canadian "Top Ten" product this month.

September 19, 2014 9:31 PM
By Tracey

Oh my goodness this would for sure be my favourite!

September 20, 2014 12:40 AM
By Cahley Tod-Tims

CocoMira is my favourite Wholly Canadian "Top Ten" product for this month?

September 28, 2014 9:31 AM
By Wayne Lecoy

Stay tuned for next month's Top Picks!
Also, take a look at previous month's Top Picks!