About Us

STOCK EXCHANGE – Mindful Nourishment was organically developed from our home kitchen. Like many of the organic and ecological farmers we work with, our interest in providing our own families with clean and nourishing food inspired us to create it ourselves—and now we are excited to share this food with you!

Locally Sourced, Sustainable Ingredients:

At STOCK EXCHANGE we strive to ensure that every ingredient that goes into our stockpot is of the highest quality available from local sources right here in Southwestern Ontario.

We’re passionate about and committed to sustainable practices—we follow the food chain through to its final stages and pay local farmers fair compensation for what otherwise has been considered waste. This allows our farming community to enhance their operations and quality of life. In turn, our customers are provided with a convenient slow food product, gaining the significant nutritional benefits from the parts of the animal and vegetables we typically don’t consume.

Slow-Simmered, Artisanal Production:

Our bone broth is made in small batches, just like you would at home. This allows us to ensure the highest quality and standards of our broth, to partner with small-scale farmers and to honour the traditional methods of making bone broth.

Innovative and Environmentally Conscientious: 

The food we eat is vitally connected to our health and the environment. As a lean start-up, we strive to provide our customers with a premium product, using minimal resources and generating zero waste. We are excited that our bone broth is creating a line of by-products that eliminate waste, and regenerate, restore, replenish, and support holistic health and resource management.

 

Jill Weaver, Founder, STOCK EXCHANGE – Mindful Nourishment Inc.

I was raised on a farm and worked in food services while I went to school for business accounting. I worked in business as the director of operations for two different organizations.

And then I had a baby. As happens to many people, the birth of my first child turned my life around—in wonderful and challenging ways. After he was born by Caesarian section, I had mild postpartum depression while he had a wide variety of food intolerances, regular ear infections and respiratory issues.

As I tried to figure out how to help my son, I started learning how food can have healing effects.

I started to make food from scratch, to source “cleaner” foods and to read books and blogs by people like Michael Pollan and Nina Planck.

“For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?”

Michael Pollan, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

“You are what what your eat eats.”

Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

“So, why are we sick? Not because we eat real food but because we don’t. The main nutritional cause of obesity, diabetes and heart disease is industrial food.”

― Nina Planck, Real Food for Mother and Baby

By the time I was pregnant with our second son, I became very interested in creating nourishing home-cooked meals and sourcing fresh ingredients from local farmers. As I did so, our kitchen began to generate an abundance of food scraps, waste I would typically toss in the compost bin. But as I read further, I realized I could stretch our family’s food dollar, reduce waste and honour the connection with our food source: I began turning this “waste” into delicious broth.

“Eating a diet of traditional foods helps us to develop a positive relationship with our food, not one born out of guilt and denial; rather, the traditional foods movement teaches us to purchase, prepare, and enjoy our food with intention.”

Jennifer McGruther, The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths, Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy, and Kombuchas

“What America needs is healthy fast food and the only way to provide this is to put brothals in every town, independently owned brothals that provide the basic ingredient for soups and sauces and stews. And brothals will come when Americans recognize that the food industry has prostituted itself to short cuts and huge profits, shortcuts that cheat consumers of the nutrients they should get in their food and profits that skew the economy towards industrialization in farming and food processing.”

― Sally Fallon, president Weston A. Price Foundation  http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/broth-is-beautiful/

Bone broth became an everyday staple in supporting our family’s healthy lifestyle, offering everything from optimized digestion, immune support, and postnatal replenishment to baby’s first food. Our second son was born VBAC, and we were both extremely happy and healthy!

Not only has a bone broth lifestyle supported my family’s health, it has made me a better cook – our meals at home have been elevated to a new level of satisfaction, thanks to the umami of bone broth!

I became passionate about spreading the word—and sharing the broth. After participating in local food swaps, ‘dealing’ broth on the school yard and sharing with family and friends, I took this passion to a new level (and out of our home kitchen) and in 2015 officially started a company: STOCK EXCHANGE Mindful Nourishment Inc.

I work with health care practitioners who support the ‘food is medicine’ philosophy. I continue to learn about our microbiome, and the important impact that bone broth plays in healing and sealing the gut lining, and providing easily absorbed nourishment to our bodies—knowledge I would have really appreciated as a new mom.

I feel so blessed and grateful to be able to share this convenient, delicious, healthy product with you. I hope you will enjoy using it to nourish yourself and your family.

Disclaimer

In no way is the information shared suggested and promoted by Stock Exchange Mindful Nourishment Inc. or the products they create, a replacement for individual nourishment; we all require our own unique blend of life – I encourage you to discover yours by reaching out to a recommended and trusted professional.

Bone Broth Lifestyle

I don’t make claims that I’m some kind of expert. I don’t want to preach at people or make anyone feel guilty. I know we’re all just trying to do the best for our families in the middle of busy lives. I’m just passionate about helping people find good nourishment through bone broth.

In our family, we try to practice the 80-20 rule – where 80 percent of the time, we eat healthy foods, but at other times, like everyone, we cheat a little. It’s not about perfection. It’s about doing your best and living your life.

Our Team

Jill Weaver – Founder, CEO, Logistics Queen

Chef Sam Russo – Production Manager

Supporting Cast: Savarin Springs Water, Sustainable Market, Fairshare Farms, Filsingers ACV, Averia Transport, Avid Gourmet, The Idea Box, On the Dot