The Big Carrot
Maureen Kirkpatrick is the Standards Coordinator at The Big Carrot Natural Food Market, a worker-owned natural food store in Toronto’s East end. The Big Carrot is Ontario’s first retailer to certify all of its processing to the Canada Organic Standard.
As Standards Coordinator and Chair of the Standards Committee, Maureen is responsible for overseeing this dynamic organic program, reviewing incoming products, staff and store education, as well as promoting the numerous sustainable food initiatives that the Big Carrot values. Organic agriculture is at the core of these values. Maureen is proud to serve on the Board of the Canada Organic Trade Association. The Big Carrot is one of the founding members of the Non-GMO Project and Maureen has served on the Non GMO Project Board of Directors since 2012. She is equally passionate about supporting the work of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and has recently joined the CBAN Steering Committee.