Hyde Park Spice & Herb Company
The Company ...
During the business planning research phase, the following three key facts were revealed:
- London and area did not offer an exclusive high quality Spice & Herb experience.
- 60% of people buy organic.
- The common consumer perception is that "Organic" means "Expensive".
Hyde Park Spice & Herb Co. was created to provide an inviting high-quality and truly fresh spice & herb destination, we went one step further to cater to the growing and underserviced organic community as well. Hyde Park Spice & Herb Co. opened for business the first week of December 2010 to an enthusiastic London. The response has been welcoming to say the least and we've been growing ever since.
The company is supported by a raft of culinary and industry professionals such as the wonderful Spice House in Chicago and entrepreneurial peer advisors like PH Spa and Salon who share professional guidance and a continual forum for sharing.
Sam, Head of Security
Our Products ...
Balancing our commitment to organics, quality, and affordability
First and foremost, products must be certified organic to meet our criteria and we don't just take their word for it. All our organic products are received with guarantees as either Canadian certified organic by Pro-cert or USDA certified by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic. www.ocpro.ca. Additionally we have a strong preference for Fair Trade spices & herbs. Over 50% of our products are sourced from supplies who are Social and Fair Trade certified by IMO. http://www.imo.ch
Next, our products are hand selected for quality, freshness and affordability. We spend a great deal of time sourcing from around the globe only certified organic products that are guaranteed fresh, most often only three months from cultivation.
We are convinced that organic does not have to mean expensive; that you don't have to sacrifice one for the other and we've proved it. Our spices and herbs are sold by weight so exceptional pricing can be passed on to you. Being committed to offering high quality organic products with comparable pricing to quality non-organic spices defines our purpose.
Hand Created and Kitchen Tested
Our blends are hand-created from within our spice & herb repertoire and are always kitchen tested before being offered in our growing culinary repertoire. We are constantly adding to our offerings and are happy to respond to customer requests where possible. We have a lot of fun creating new, unique and exciting blends and are always excited to hear your feedback. Don't hesitate to email us with questions, requests or just to offer suggestions. Whether you are a seasoned chef, love to cook or entertain, a novice, or just beginning to experiment, we are here to help.
Our Commitment ...
HYDE PARK Spice & Herb Co. is dedicated to doing our part to reduce our carbon foot print. We consciously chose to offer our spices & herbs in glass bottles rather than contributing to the endless mountain of plastics that end up in landfills. Not only will it preserve your spices better than plastic, it's good for the soul.
We use and purchase only recyclable materials and offer a bottle recycling program for those in the area. We are only too happy to give back a small discount off your next purchase when you return any original glass Hyde Park Spice & Herb Co. bottle at our Western Fair Market location. Thank you for supporting our belief that we can all do a little more to leave this world a better place for our future generations.
Visit Our Retail Shop
Western Fair Farmers Market
900 King St., London Ontario
Sat. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.