Below we have listed answers to some common questions we get asked. Have a read through, and if you still can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

General

What does ‘jsquared’ mean?

Searching for a new name for our store that better reflects who we are, we came up with ‘jsquared / Jarry’s Market’. The ‘j’ stands for Jarry, owners Don & Dave’s family name. This was important to them as family means a lot to Don & Dave. ‘Squared’ originally signified their family – for the four remaining members and the ‘squared’ signifying the number 2 in memory of their father Ray. Along with mom Lynn and sister Janet, The Jarry’s have been a fixture in Ladner since 1986.

Another part of the thought process was thinking of the town square, a meeting place for commerce and social activity in many communities which was the towns centre in the form of an actual square. Community is also very important to the Jarry’s.

Nutrition

What does ‘Gluten Free’ mean?

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and a cross between wheat and rye called triticale.

A gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.

Initially, following a gluten-free diet may be frustrating. But with time, patience and creativity, you’ll find there are many foods that you already eat that are gluten-free and you will find substitutes for gluten-containing foods that you can enjoy.

Gluten Free Certification the GFCP requires the use of qualified, trained and approved independent third party auditors (not inspectors) to verify that manufacturers meet the program’s requirements on an annual basis. This third party relationship is essential to eliminate any potential conflict of interest in the certification process.

A manufacturing facility which undergoes a successful third party audit process will be recommended to the Canadian Celiac Association for certification to be eligible to use the GFCP mark on product packaging and in marketing/advertising materials.

What is Organic Food?

Organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

Organic Certification: This is the consumer’s guarantee that all food products that use the term organic, actually are. In order to be certified organic all producers and processors must meet all requirements as set out in the Canadian Organic Standard, must apply to a CFIA Accredited Certification Body, and be able to show complete traceability of their products and be inspected by an independent third party. Once a farmer or business is certified it can use the term organic and the Canadian Organic Logo.

What does GMO and non-GMO stand for?

GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) are foods created by merging DNA from different species of plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology.

While environmental and food advocates lobby for labeling, other groups, like The Non-GMO Project, have created voluntary non-GMO certification to facilitate consumer information.

There are some excellent websites you can visit for information on ‘non-GMO’ such as the non-GMO Project, David Suzuki’s web site and others.