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Kids be snacking, amirite? Amidst all of the disruptions and uncertainty of this fall, it can be really grounding to focus on some fundamental certainties of life – the sun will rise, the wind will blow, and kids will want snacks.  And contrary to what some of us were told when we were growing up,...

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Here at The Sweet Potato we’re big proponents of menstrual equity. Easy access to affordable, safe period care is essential. We want to see increased education and empowerment so folks can decide for themselves how to take care of their menstrual health. This is all integral to ending the stigma around a totally natural and...

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Pain is an inevitable part of life. Thankfully, we’re lucky enough to have at our disposal a number of natural methods to relive it! Ginger : most people know about garlic’s ability to reduce nausea and soothe gastric upset, but did you know that it’s also been shown to fight pain, including joint pain and menstrual...

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Infectious Disease Prevention at The Sweet Potato Staying calm and clear-headed can be hard when headlines clamour about the spread of COVID-19. Toronto Public Health has repeated that the general public’s risk continues to remain low here in Toronto. We take our lead from their evidence-based best-practice. However, Public Health agencies at every level of...

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We learned about Stone Soup Network in late 2019 and we decided immediately that we needed to become involved. Firstly, our very own City Councillor from back when we were Ward 13, Sarah Doucette is the Director of the Parkdale/High-Park chapter. We’ve known Sarah to be a true community champion and we were thrilled to...

Seventh Generation household cleaning products and baby care have always been popular at The Sweet Potato. We love that their cleaners are plant and mineral-based so that you can feel good about getting that deep clean without harsh chemicals. And that’s not just some fancy marketing tactic on their part — unlike other companies, their...

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We love to champion some of the companies we stock on our shelves. We are so lucky to meet some totally awesome people bringing lots of passion, innovation, and community love to the local food scene. Sometimes those companies even get to take things global. One of those companies is MadeGood. We just love how...