Anita’s Head Office:
43615 Yale Road
Tel: (604) 823-5543
Anita’s Retail Farm Store:
The Local Harvest Market
7697 Lickman Road
Tel: (604) 823-5547
Monday to Saturday
9 am to 5:30 pm | Closed Sundays
Please call or email to check Statutory
Holiday opening hours.
Yes! Non-dairy or plant-based milks work the exact same way as dairy in recipes. Choose from store bought or try making your own.
There are many fantastic plant-based everyday items you may have in your pantry. These include flax meal, chia seeds or apple sauce.
It’s easy to make your own. Mix together 1 cup of your favourite non-dairy milk and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Give it a stir and let it sit for about 10 minutes to curdle. Et voilà – homemade ‘buttermilk’!
Absolutely. There are a couple of ways but the easiest by far is to use ‘aquafaba’ which is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. This liquid can be whipped to mimic egg whites in many recipes and especially works well in meringues.
You can indeed; there are some amazing brands now available in most grocery stores such as Earth Balance and Melt. Or you can make your own at home in minutes with a few simple ingredients.
Butter can easily be replaced with coconut oil in many recipes. Keep it at room temperature and it soon whips up just like butter. Or try using a neutral-tasting oil such as sunflower. Or if a buttery taste is key to the recipe, try a store bought dairy-free butter or even make your own.
There are commercial brands of non-dairy cream you can use, from coffee cream to whipped cream. Or for simple swaps from your pantry, use chilled, canned coconut milk or creams made from soaked nuts.
We’re committed to making products that are good for both people and the planet. But that’s a difficult balance to achieve when it comes to packaging. Anita’s products need to be hermetically sealed, to preserve the flavour, nutritional value and freshness, and prohibit tampering. To achieve this, the paper bags we used previously were lined with plastic—making them non-recyclable—so ultimately they ended up in landfills. We’ve been looking for a more environmentally-friendly option for a long time and finally found one.
Given the vast differences in recycling and composting programs across Canada, we determined that recyclable packaging was the best option at this time. Municipal composting programs are more limited than recycling programs so using a recyclable material offers the greatest opportunity to keep our packaging out of landfills. Now our packaging is made with a plastic that is 100% recyclable, durable enough to hold our products and with a seal/reseal zipper made of the same material.
Given the vast differences in recycling and composting programs across Canada, we determined that recyclable packaging was the best option at this time. Municipal composting programs are more limited than recycling programs so using a recyclable material offers the greatest opportunity to keep Anita’s packaging out of landfills. We will continue to monitor progress in packaging material and municipal programs and, if a better solution comes along, we will make another change.
Municipal recycling programs differ vastly across Canada. Please check with your local municipality to find out what options they provide for disposing of recyclable materials. And note that what they can take now may change in the future, as recycling programs evolve and expand. So, it’s a good idea to check back with them again if they aren’t currently able to process our packaging.
We designed our new packaging to be re-sealable so that our customers don’t have to transfer the contents into another container for storage if they don’t want to. However, if you find the opening is too small for your purposes, feel free to cut the top off the bag and use a clip to seal it between uses, or transfer the contents to another airtight container.
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