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We offer wholesome, vegetarian meals which include as many organic and local ingredients as possible. Why not try some of our favourite recipes at home?

Why Vegetarian?

In keeping with the philosophy of what is known as ahimsa, or non-harming, in yoga, we try to minimize the harm done in order to feed people. This means not killing animals for use in food. We prepare each meal with love and compassion for those we feed.

Environmental Issues

As noted in a recent report from the World Health Organization, it is more beneficial to the environment to be vegetarian than it is to reduce fuel consumption in your home and/or car. Being a vegetarian and driving an SUV is much healthier for the environment than eating meat and driving a small fuel efficient car. Article on environmental reasons for eating vegetarian.

Why Organic?

There is lots of debate as to whether organic food is better for you or not. Our personal experience has been a change in physical wellness when eating organic foods. We also think flavours are richer. It costs much more, but why not err on the side of caution and do less harm to the environment? We are lucky to have an organic farm literally around the corner from us.  If you live near us you can contact John Williams at Pine House Farms (705-526-8036) to buy produce. We also produce a lot of our own produce in the garden here at Sugar Ridge.

You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy the food here. We have surprised many die-hard meat-eaters with how great vegetarian food can be. It's not just salad and boiled potatoes! Check out our menu, or better yet, come and taste for yourself.  We dare you!

If you want more information on being vegetarian or on animal rights issues visit the Toronto Vegetarian Association or PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

 

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August

Pranic Immersion Yoga Retreat
August 1st to August 4th

Get Your Glow On!
Friday August 8 – Sunday August 10, 2014

Yoga Sampler
August 15th to August 17th

Return to Our Senses Retreat
August 20th to August 24th

Queer & Trans ASL Summer Retreat
August 29th to August 31st

 

September

Meditate - Celebrate - Activate Retreat
September 5th to September 8th

Mindful Eating Retreat
September 12th to September 14th

Homeschooled Kids Camp
September 28th to October 3rd

 

October

Reclaiming Your Self Detox Week
October 5th to October 10th

A Creative Weekend Retreat
October 10th to October 12th

Freedom2Play Retreat
October 17th to October 19th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Retreat
October 19th to October 24th

Living The Radiance Within Retreat
October 31st to November 2nd

 

November

Your Yoga Retreat
November 14th to November 16th

 

April 2015

True Peace Sangha Retreat
April 10th to April 14th