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1642

What are 1642 tonics and mixers? We are a company specialized in sparkling drinks to make excellent Gin Tonic & Cocktails. We are a company located in Montreal and we are bottling near Montreal. Our suppliers (on a photo below) are in Canada and we support more than 400 jobs here. 

The name 1642 is in honor of Montreal, which is on the date of its foundation. We work with many local distilleries in to create cocktail recipes.

1642 is defined by Quality and our guarantee of delivering premium products. Their production process ensures a strict control and pasteurization that safeguards our products without the usual preservatives found in traditional sparkling sodas.

 

Each bottle from 1642 has a story and people who work to offer a product made here in Canada. When you buy for $ 1 of a product or service made in Canada, it is $ 2.5 that it brings in Canada

Why? In our case :

Labelink make our labels in Anjou. Thank you Josée St-Jacques!

Our carriers: Expedex Transport Transport Philippe Santerre and Transport Memphré

Our natural flavors from Bell Flavors & Fragrances in Brossard.

Our distributors: Jon Luca in Ontario

Our warehouse in Ville St-Laurent: TSPM

Our bottles come from United Bottle in Laval.

Our boxes: Cascades in Montreal Our CRM by Amplio in Montreal

Our labels produced by Attitude Marketing

Our bottling is done in Montérégie

Graphic design, courtesy Éric Monette

A Still, Small Farm

Located near Brussels, Ontario called 'A Still, Small Farm’ is as simple as it sounds, however Andrew and Becky feel it aptly describes the memories they’ve had working the land throughout a few full seasons, how all the bustle and hustle are but brief moments, mostly filled in by a consistent, almost tangible stillness. Their farm name also reflects the vision they have for their family and their priorities, they want the size of what they do to be limited to what they need to do, so as to know their place in this world, as stewards of the land and stewards of their family, each other. To know that what they do is significant in scale yet at the same time small enough to be seen as a treasure worth rediscovering each day they are blessed with.

Becky and Andrew started into gardening at around the same time, at separate farms in 2008. They both grew up surrounded by farmland, but were never involved in any lasting or meaningful way. They started with a simple desire to work with their hands in the soil and do meaningful, productive work.

Through Community Supported Agriculture, 'A Still, Small Farm’  is growing delicious organic foods such as carrots, beets, turnips, winter radish, green onions, leeks, kale, swiss chard, green beans, snap peas, peppers and tomatoes. They also grew smaller amounts of spinach, mixed mustards and salad greens, celery leaf, celariac and cilantro.

Abokichi

Abokichi is dedicated to sharing the creativity which can emerge when different cultures interact. Abokichi means "Fortunate Avocado," a coinage from abokado, a South American fruit which has found a place in cuisines all over the world, and kichi which means fortunate in Japanese, to express the blessing of the diversity of different cultures in the world. Based out of Toronto, Abokichi delivers healthy, natural, and minimally processed foods.

Acadian Fish Farm Ltd.
ACE Bakery

Toronto based, ACE Bakery was started in 1993 by two food lovers who decided the best way to get the kind of bread they wanted was to bake it themselves. They began at a small bakery café, using natural starters, letting the dough rise slowly, making small batches of hand-formed artisan breads and baking in a stone-deck oven. Today, ACE Bakery breads are available in a lot more places, but they’re made pretty much the same way, with no preservatives and using only the finest, simplest ingredients.

Acid League

GUT-FRIENDLY GASTRONOMY.

Acid League's goal is to inspire discovery through acidity—bringing a healthy dose of fresh flavor to everything you cook, eat, and drink. 

They started by reimagining vinegar, creating living vinegars with both bold flavors and good gut health benefits. Vinegars that are raw, unfiltered, and always fermented with premium fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Now, we're reinventing non-alcoholic wine with our Proxies and bringing new life to every item in your pantry. Vinaigrettes, hot sauces, condiments, and beyond.


It Starts With Vinegar

In the spring of 2019, our food scientist founders set their sights on reinventing vinegar for people excited by acidity but bored with the status quo. After experimenting with countless methods and over 500 flavors—everything from roasted coconut, to honey nasturtium, Campari, and kombu—we developed a proprietary process that produces complex, concentrated, and consistently delicious living vinegars. Raw, unfiltered, and always fermented with premium fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.


Lab Trained But Restaurant Raised

We make vinegar out of anything and everything—and that’s just the start. We are ambassadors of acid. We explore acidity in drinks, sauces, condiments, and beyond because acidity makes everything taste better. Long forgotten behind sweet, salty, and savory, it's now sour's time to shine. Our products are science-driven experiments in acid, with a chef's focus on flavor. Brightness with balance, sour with soul.


Never Stagnant

The push to create new experiences on the edges of acid never ends, and we invite you to join us on the journey. That’s why we continually release our favorite flavor discoveries straight from our lab to your kitchen. Hyper-limited vinegars in flavors far outside the norm, cutting-edge condiments, acid-driven jams, shrub syrups, and more.


Welcome to Acid League

We see flavor all around us. We’re interested in art, design, science, and culinary creativity in equal measure. We make food, and we make a magazine. We experiment on our own, and we work with a league of like-minded collaborators—scientists, chefs, bartenders, brewers, winemakers, artists, and writers across the globe. We can’t be categorized because we’re always evolving. Acid League is living culture.

Acropolis Organics

The true origins of the olive tree are revealed in Greek mythology. Back in 800 BC, Athena and Poseidon competed against each other to decide who would become the ruling God of what is now known as Athens. They decided to present the people of the city with one gift each and let them choose whose they liked best. First, Poseidon struck a stone with his trident giving the people salt water. Athena countered by striking her spear on the holy rock of the Acropolis, giving the people their first olive tree. Pleased with the usefulness of her offering and her obvious generosity, the citizens chose the olive tree and renamed their city Athens in her honour. While this story is myth, its spirit lives on in the Acropolis Organics name and legendary olive oil. For generations, the Tsiriotakis family has carried on the legacy of their ancestors, producing some of the purest, most delicious olive oil in the world. From tending fields and hand-picking olives, to first-cold-pressing the crop and packaging their bottles: every step of olive oil production is handled with meticulous attention to detail. Harvested by the Tsiriotakis family on the island of Crete, Acropolis Organics provides hand-picked, first-cold-pressed, unfiltered olive oil that is simply divine. While commercial manufacturers often "blend" olive oils, they grow and press theirs without the use of pesticides or chemicals using a single variety of koroneiki olives. These olives are renowned for their superior oil and are never mixed. The result is pure, simple and divine.

Adamo Estate Winery

As a small-batch boutique winery, we use the best fruit from our estate and some of the top growers in Ontario. We blanket their vines in the winter to protect them from the cold, we weed and pick by hand, and we crush and bottle on site.

As part of an emerging region of amazing wine-making, our organic and biodynamic, terroir-focused approach reflects our respect for the environment, climate and region. With that comes building alliances with growers who share our philosophies and practices.

Afishionado Fishmongers

We like fish, and we’re eager to share our knowledge and passion with the public. Our team has a diverse roster of skillsets and experiences – master oyster shuckers, marine managers, business owners, divers, ultimate frisbee champions – you name it, we got it! You may even say that we are hooked on sustainable seafood!

Afishionado Fishmongers are an East Coast based sustainable seafood vendor. They work directly with a number of fishermen & fisherwomen, as well as source from some of the most sustainable land-based farming operations. All of their products are Ocean Wise recommended.

Aidan's Gluten Free

Aidan's Gluten Free is a different kind of company, committed to developing innovative products in a gluten free facility. In addition, their facility is also dairy, egg, soy, sesame seed, nut and peanut free. Thier innovative products have all natural and non-GMO ingredients and no preservatives. From fresh-baked bread to delicious baked goods, Aidan's adheres to the highest standards for taste, texture, quality and convenience, allowing consumers the ability to regularly enjoy all their favourite foods.

Alb-Gold

Alb-Gold is committed to quality, sustainability, health, and trust. The best natural ingredients from sustainable sources are used to produce their high-quality organic pasta. They follow the principles of sustainable pasta production with goals such as protecting the environment and the landscape, guarding the pureness of seeds, and maintaining diversity for subsequent generations.

Alb-Gold is one of Germany’s organic pioneers when it comes to pasta. Over the past 20 years they have developed an extensive range of organic fresh and dried pastas. Optimizing the quality of their products to meet their customer demands is their daily challenge. Transparency in food production and in the entire supply chain is an important component of their philosophy. All pastas are manufactured transparently so that anyone taking a tour through their production can see how it’s made.

AlbaLisa

AlbaLisa Gourmet Food Corp. is a Canadian food company dedicated to producing all natural gourmet Mexican products. Their foods are fresh, organic, non-GMO, and preservative-free. AlbaLisa operates in Toronto, Ontario and has been a member of the Toronto Food Business Incubator program since 2008.

Alchemy Pickle Company

Alchemy Pickle Company makes delicious, nutrient dense, raw cultured vegetables and naturally carbonated sodas. They built direct relationships with sustainable farmers in Southern Ontario, and provide education around healthy whole foods. They are regional and seasonal!

Fermented pickles, condiments, and beverages that are hand crafted and produced locally have additional benefits besides assisting digestion and contributing to a healthy internal flora; they also support local farmers and contain higher nutrients because the produce is processed fresh from the fields. Alchemy Pickle Company also offers educational opportunities that are in high demand such as food preservation workshops and other urban homesteading skills.

Rebekka Hutton is the pickle maker and owner of Alchemy Pickle Company. Her experience as a cook, program facilitator, fundraiser, tour guide and urban farmer brings unsurpassed skill and passion for sharing knowledge and delicious food to help grow the good food movement in Canada.

Aldergrove Farm

Aldergrove Farm is a small family organic market garden specializing in high-quality produce and cut flowers. Aldergrove Farm is committed to growing ecologically and sustainability and practice a style of farming known as “intensive market gardening”. Farming intensively allows Aldergrove to grow more on less land, employ ethical labour practices, produce high-quality produce and cut flowers while keeping prices at market affordable!

Alderman Farms

Alderman Farms is well known for their fresh herbs and the best quality Grape Tomatoes in South Florida. Growers of fresh herb; Basil, Parsley, Dill, Cilantro, and Mint. Specializing in Grape Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes and Italian Eggplant. Their produce is farmed using both conventional farming and organic farming methods.

Alexia

At Alexia, our creativity and passion for the highest quality side dishes runs deep in our roots.

As a Manhattan chef, Alex always wondered why there weren't quality side dishes that achieved the same discerning standard as the main entree. He knew others would agree, and believed he could create distinctive and inspired convenient everyday side dishes that lived up to what he might create in his own Greenpoint kitchen.

Alex started by hand selecting the finest ingredients making Alexia a hard to find favorite. Although Alex is no longer developing recipes, his passion for real ingredients and perfect seasoning manifests itself into every product. At Alexia we put quality and taste first, always.

Alexis de Portneuf

The town of Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf was founded around 1842 when Alexis Cayer and his wife Jane Skinner settled in the region. They began making cheese, and the tradition of Alexis de Portneuf continues in the same town, and in the same manner. All of their cheese is hand-made, and many have won the most prestigious cheese awards. 

Alimentari

Alimentari has built its foundation on local and seasonal dishes that provide Torontonians with fresh pasta, quality pantry goods and seasonal sauces that combine the diverse flavours of Italy with local Ontario ingredients. In the fall of 2015, Christopher and Sarah set out to achieve their dream of starting their own business — making fresh pasta for shops and restaurants throughout Toronto — and, in 2017, they opened a neighbourhood Alimentari of their own.

Alpine Super Foods

Deep in the heart of Austria lies the province of Styria. It is here where the world famous Austrian pumpkin seeds are grown. They are unique in that the seeds are grown without a shell, unlike their North American counterparts.

Growing up in Austria, pumpkin seeds from Styria were ubiquitous. We ate the seeds as healthy snacks or on top of salads and other dishes.

With their lightly roasted flavour and a dash of sea salt, the seeds make the perfect healthy snack. In nutritional terms, pumpkin seeds have a whole host of benefits:

  • Nut replacement, suitable for those with a nut allergy 
  • Rich in vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc 
  • Source of vitamin B1 and potassium 
  • High proportion of unsaturated fatty acids 
  • High protein content 
  • Source of fibre

Austrian pumpkin seeds are an ideal plant-based source of nutrients. Because they are non-allergenic and have a wide range of uses, demand is rising and the area under cultivation is growing. When Austria joined the EU, a European designation of origin was granted to protect the Styrian origins of these pumpkin seeds. Production for international sales is marketed as GWS – grown without shell.

Alter Eco

Alter Eco is based on the premise that food is fundamental to life – and whole, healthy, delicious food can make life better for people all over the world. By working directly with the small-scale farmers who grow our quinoa, rice, sugar and cacao, helping them institute Fair Trade and Organic practices and assisting them in improving both quality of food and quality of life, creating a system that benefits everyone involved.

Anita's Organic Mill

For a good part of the year, our farmers are busy doing what farmers have always done, planting, nourishing, tending and growing the organic grains that go into the flours, cereals and mixes we create here at Anita’s Organic Mill. This is farming at pretty much its most honest and true; simple and traditional methods, sustainably practiced without chemicals, in order to produce grains that are wholesome, nutritious and safe. We partner with these farmers because they understand what we’re all about, what we’re striving for, what we’re committed to. We’re in this together.

Our farmers consistently deliver the cleanest, freshest grains possible, direct to our mill in Chilliwack, BC. Here, we mill it in small batches, fresh every day. It’s a slow and traditional process but, by keeping temperatures low and taking our time, we keep the whole grain nutrition intact; whole grain goes in, whole grain nutrition comes out. Our sprouted grains and flours are created in the same careful manner using a state-of-the-art process that produces a truly remarkable product that many bakers have come to love and use exclusively.

This care and attention to detail is for a purpose. We can honestly say that our grains, flours and cereals not only taste better for it, they’re also more nutritious and perform better in your kitchen.

Annie's Homegrown

In 1989, Annie Withey co-founded California-based Annie’s Homegrown, Inc. with Andrew Martin, with the goal of making a healthy and delicious macaroni and cheese for families. She also wanted to show by example that a successful business could also be socially responsible. Annie chose Bernie, her pet rabbit, to be the brand’s “Rabbit of Approval,” and she put her own address and phone number on each box to encourage customers to connect with her. Now, for more than 20 years, Annie has been striving her mission; to cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet. Annie's has been feeding families with simple, down-to-earth foods that taste great and are easy to love. Their passionate team seeks out the best ingredients Mother Earth has to offer, harvesting pure, natural flavours to make delicious foods everyone can feel good about. By always striving to make sustainable choices for their business, they are doing their part to make our planet a better place to live and eat.

Answer42

The secret to GluteNull’s Meringues is the premium Aquafaba, made in-house from the finest chickpeas, whipped to perfection for each batch to produce a light, airy product that melts in your mouth. We also add Swerve zero-calorie sweetener for a delightful sweetness that anyone can enjoy! 

AOR

At AOR, our vision is to transform health through natural, personalized, and therapeutic care. We seek to catalyze change and challenge conventions through continuous innovation. For twenty-eight years, it has been our mission to transform scientific research into evidence-based, natural health products that empower people to lead their best lives. As science evolves, so do we, but our original commitment remains, to help others with effective health solutions and trustworthy information.

Applesnax

Applesnax is the national brand of Leahy Orchards, a large fruit grower based in Quebec. They launched their certified organic line up in 2006, and have been producing quality organic apple sauces and fruit purées since. 

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Ardiel

It has been almost a century since great grandfather Leonard Ardiel first planted apple trees on the home farm.  He was succeeded by grandfather Fred who focused on expanding the orchards.  
His legacy has been perpetuated by his son John, along with his wife Lynda, and their sons Greg and Liam. They continue to grow the apple business and plant more orchards in the Beaver Valley.

Apple Tradition

Each generation of the Ardiel family has been committed to growing new varieties and adopting new planting techniques with a goal of producing the elusive “perfect orchard”. This propels the family to continue learning and experimenting and adopting new production techniques.  Sometimes taking a risk or two with new varieties is necessary as exemplified by the extremely successful Ambrosia, Gala, Fuji, Crispin and Honey Crisp varieties.

Cider Integrity

The Beaver Valley is in the heart of the Blue Mountains and known for its cool northerly climate where orchard farmers have been growing unique varieties of heritage apples for almost a century. These crisp, almost tart, higher acid apples have been the backbone of the apple pie and apple sauce industry and revered as delectable eating apples.   More recently these heritage apples have become highly sought after to make traditional styles of dry cider with flavor integrity: Cortland, Ida Red, McIntosh, Russet and Spartan to name a few. The recent cider revolution has led the Ardiel family to preserve and nurture the older apple orchards to ensure Ardiel Cider House continues to produce and craft locally grown distinct and delicious ciders.

Argente

The group Papas Argente, has always relied on the quality of both its products and processes-operation thereof, which applies to continuous quality control before, during, and after the manufacturing process.

Quality control ranges from a thorough control of raw materials and suppliers, to conducting numerous analytical, both final products and intermediate products, always with the aim of ensuring optimum hygiene and quality of our products.

After many years working in the field of crisps and snacks, as well as in the field of specialty breads, our extensive experience and constant effort to satisfy our customers and consumers, has led us not to conform with continuous improvement, a cornerstone of our policy of quality in PAPAS ARGENTE, SA (factory chips and snack foods) and BAKERY & FLAVOR, SL (special bread factory). For this reason the company has opted for the future to make significant investments to obtain certification in the Quality Standard IFS in our factory specialty breads.

With the belief that product quality is what makes the difference It is our firm intention to direct our efforts to keep the line of work pursued so far to meet the expectations of consumers, both in variety and product design as well as health and safety standards dictate.

Arizona Pepper's Organic Harvest
Arla Foods

Arla Foods is a farmer owned cooperative based in Concord, Ontario. However they do import some of their Organic line from Denmark. Health is at the heart of everything Arla does for the community, inspiring them to create great tasting dairy products that bring joyful moments! 

Artesian Acres
Artisan Traditions

Based out of Quebec, Artisan Traditions provides prepackaged natural and organic bulk foods and organic groceries. A brand of Co-op Alentour, a consumer cooperative which began in 1979.

Artisana

Artisana is a small team of super dedicated people making organic and raw nut butters in Oakland, California. They started Artisana in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002 and introduced our products at farmer's markets and festivals around California. 

Artisana work with local farmers for our almonds and walnuts and with farmers around the globe for many of our other ingredients. They're committed to sustainable and fairly-traded ingredients that are always certified organic.

 After all these years, they're still dedicated to making quality organic products available everywhere. 

Avalon Orchards

Avalon Orchards is a certified organic u-pick apple orchard located in Innisfil, Ontario. With the initial goal of establishing a sustainable organic operation, they planted their first 700 trees in 1988, and now have 10,000 trees at various stages of production. Both their apple growing and cider pressing process have been certified organic for several years with Pro-Cert. Avalon Orchards have also been pioneers in the growing of naturally disease resistant varieties of apples such as Nova Scotia Spy, Liberty, Freedom, Redfree, Prima and Nova Scotia Macintosh. These varieties are naturally immune to apple scab and other diseases, making it easier to grow organically.

The orchard is located in a beautiful rural setting with spectacular views of the countryside and woodlands. They are open to the public each year giving people the opportunity to pick and eat an apple right off the tree. You are also welcome to wander through the orchard and explore their woodland trails to see the beaver in the creek and the great blue herons standing stilt-legged at the pond.

Bach Flower Remedies

The original Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself. Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets.

Bachelder

BACHELDER is a small winery with cellars located in three of the world’s classic cool-climate regions where Chardonnay & Pinot Noir are grown: Burgundy; Oregon and Niagara. We strive to make pure, mineral wines, elegantly, respectful of their individual terroirs. We have been making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for others since the mid-90's, working for multiple domaine wineries in all three regions, and now, with the BACHELDER '3 Terroirs' Project, we are honouring the regions we have come to know and love, by making our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under our own name in all three wine regions.

Back Forty Artisan Cheese

Founded in 2000, Back Forty is a small creamery and cheese shop located on a farm in the hamlet of Mississippi Station Ontario where cheesemaker Jeff Fenwick hand crafts artisanal cheeses of the highest quality. Back Forty’s original raw ewe milk cheeses have grown into a local favorite and have become loved and trusted by many of the provinces top chefs and cheese lovers alike.

Using traditional old world methods and 100% natural unpasteurized sheep’s milk, each cheese is made by hand in very small batches and then carefully tended to and aged from two to nine months.

Backyard Honey Company

Catherine & Jack started keeping bees in 2013. They now have 43 hives that are kept as naturally as possible. They can’t control where they forage (they will fly up to 10 km) so they are reluctant to use the term organic, but they don't use antibiotics or synthetic chemicals on them. The honey is unpasteurized and delicious (if we do say so ourselves)!!!

Some of the bees are in their backyard (of course) while others are on nearby organic farms they share with cows & horses who also enjoy the clover and other flowers. They try to give them all they need and then leave them alone as much as possible so they can do their amazing work.

Catherine also runs a Bee School to educate children on why bees are so important to us! Her talk includes the basic biology of the bee, the way to distinguish between bees and wasps and their importance.

Baker's Supply House

Bakers Supply House has been in business for over 25 years and currently are located in Surrey, British Columbia. The company was formed in Victoria and worked out of a backyard garage selling baking soda and corn starch. A few years later, the product line was expanded and a small warehouse space was rented. We started experimenting with producing pure vanilla extract and word spread of the high quaintly and fantastic tasting local vanilla. With the demand for its products and logistic challenges being located on Vancouver Island, the decision was made to relocate to Vancouver.

Bakers Supply House manufactures the highest quality vanilla extract, baking powder, and spice mixes in the marketplace today. You can find these under the Bakers Supply House label and as well as various private label brands. We provide custom blending and packaging services for retail, industrial, and food service customers. Our facility is SQF Certified, Kosher Certified, and Organic Certified to ensure the highest safety and quality standards with regards to all products and services we provide.

Balzac's Coffee
Barbara's

Barbara's started in Northern California in 1971 as a small storefront bakery. Barbara was 17 years old when she first started baking whole grain breads, and now, almost 40 years later the company has expanded to include cereals, snack bars, cookies, and cheese puffs. 

Barnana

In late 2012, Caue Suplicy (CEO), Matt Clifford (COO), and Nik Ingersoll (CMO) launched Barnana with a mission to create irresistible banana-based snacks by eliminating food waste on organic banana farms in Latin America. Made from upcycled bananas deemed too “imperfect” for consumers, Barnana bites are partially dehydrated bananas based on a Suplicy family recipe that leaves just the right amount of moisture inside to create a healthy and satisfying snack.

 

The family tradition started back in 1981 in Brazil where Suplicy grew up. Suplicy’s father, Joao, who was an architect, brought home a broken skylight from a job site that he placed in the grass. The next morning Joao noticed that the grass under the skylight was dead and a light bulb went off. Joao decided to create a dehydrator from the skylight and tested it with fresh organic bananas. Five days later the bananas were dehydrated, sweet, surprisingly still moist and lasted for months. Joao shared his newfound family tradition with his friends and family, but his eldest son Caue was by far the biggest fan.

Beau's Brewery

Since 2006 Beau’s Brewing Co. has been brewing interesting, tasty beers like their Lug Tread Lagered Ale using the best ingredients & local spring water. Their family takes pride in creating unique, and wonderful craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and their local communities, and delivered with a true sense of friendly relationship.

Bec Soda
Bee Local 416

"The future depends on sustainable agriculture."

Bee Local 416's honeybee hives are kept in back yards and on rooftops in Toronto. They are cared for by urban Registered Beekeepers using sustainable organic methods.

The organization has taken a stand for urban agricultural products created naturally, with great care. Their focus is on quality and flavour rather than volume production through factory farming or international imports. 

Bee Local 416's honey is a sensation - the essence of your neighbourhood's natural environment captured in a jar. When you buy these honeybee products you are buying from your neighbours, and supporting your neighbourhood honeybees.

Beekeeper's Naturals

Beekeeper's Naturals purpose is simple: to bring you the highest quality products from the hive and nurture a greater awareness for saving our bees! That is why their all-natural health-boosting products are made with the purest ingredients from sustainable apiaries full of healthy bees. Each of their products has been rigorously tested to meet the highest potency standards.

One of Beekeeper's core values is to practice, share and promote sustainable beekeeping. What exactly does that mean? They put the bees first in the process of making their products and want their bees and customers alike to thrive. They ensure that their bees are healthy, pollinate in safe locations and they never over-harvest, leaving their bees with plenty of honey, pollen, and propolis of their own.

Through Beekeeper's partnership with two of the leading North American bee research institutions, The University of California Davis Bee Research Facility and the Canadian Honey Council, they have created a platform for giving, education, and awareness regarding the plight of the bees. Beekeeper's Naturals feel that with your help they can make a difference and #SaveTheBees!

Beking’s Poultry Farm

Beking’s Poultry Farm is a family owned and operated farm that has been passed down for three generations. The farm was established by Gerrit Beking in the 1960s with a small flock that he managed with his two sons, John and Albert. Gerrit began selling the eggs by delivering to homes in the Ottawa South and Kemptville regions. As John and Albert became more involved in the business, John took over the farming operation and Albert expanded deliveries across Eastern Ontario. 

In addition to eggs from roam free hens, Beking’s Poultry Farm has started producing certified organic eggs from hens raised in an outdoor pasture. The hens are given outdoor access to a few acres of fresh grass where they can forage when weather permits. These birds are also fed a certified organic feed that is 100% non-GMO. 

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Bellwoods Brewery

Bellwoods began as a small brewery, and pub in downtown Toronto. We officially opened our doors to the public in April 2012, and spent the majority of the first few years working increasingly unhealthy schedules to avoid running out of beer. Spoiler alert: we often failed.

After heading into our third or fourth busy summer season with the heavy realization that we couldn’t keep up – with demand, our punishing production schedule, or our very bad habit of working through lunch and arriving at peak hanger crises – we decided to begin the thorough planning and bureaucratic hoop jumping that would result in a second production facility. Those were some long, busy, stressful years, and it’s only because we’ve been able to put some time between now and then that we can laugh at the trials, triumphs, mental breakdowns, breakthroughs, near-fatal caffeine consumption, exciting releases, hyperbolic lows, barely concealed panic attacks, calculated risks, and inescapable insomnia that characterized much of them.

Bellwoods post expansion is not suddenly a stress-free operation, nor was the growth spurt all that exponential, but today we are able to keep beer on shelves, special releases flowing, and 40 odd people employed. That makes us feel really grateful. And at the end of the day, even days that involve jackhammering up our new concrete floors to fix collapsed pipes, or days where our sanity is tested by the unending error messages on our super fancy bottler, or days where we rip the back end of our newest truck off with a forklift in the eleventh hour, we don’t lose perspective of the fact that our daily grind is a creative one, and it results in delicious beer.

These days, with our supply slightly boosted, we’re working to send our beer out a little further into the world, and that means wholesaling to more places within Ontario, exporting small volumes outside Ontario, and travelling to festivals all over the world to spread the word.

A genuine thank you for joining us on the ride, and we hope you’ll bask in the veritable fruit bowl of our labour.   

Belly Ice Cream

Belly Ice Cream is all natural and completely handcrafted with an obsessive attention to detail and an emphasis on creative, Chef driven flavours. Each flavour you love, is made from scratch using locally sourced, fresh dairy and the highest quality ingredients. 

They keep no stock, most Ice cream companies will produce all their ice cream over the winter and keep in storage for the busy summer season, Belly Ice Cream does not. That means no summer holidays for them, but really fresh ice cream for you!

Benjamin Bridge

Over two short decades, Benjamin Bridge has distinguished itself as Canada's premier sparkling wine house. In 1999, it all started as a labour of love with Nova Scotian entrepreneurs Gerry McConnell and the late Dara Gordon

Beretta Farms

Premium organic, natural and grass fed proteins that are exclusively raised in Canada from birth to finish. You're Worth it. Providing a premium healthy alternative is why Bretta Farms started this business more than 20 years ago. By looking at health – not just for today, but for a lifetime – they understand that the type of food we put in our bodies now reflects the results we see later.

Best Baa Dairy

Ontario based, Best Baa Dairy aims to craft high quality sheep milk cheeses, yogurt and ice cream products at a fair price. They use minimal ingredients allowing natural flavours and textures to unfold and delight the pallattes of discerning consumers, while utilizing sustainable farming and high animal welfare practices. Best Baa Dairy Farm is quite small, and all of the work is either done by hand or with the aid of horses.

The sheep milk producers on the farm are Amish farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, they also stress on the importance of animal welfare on the farm. Best Baa truly believes that everyone involved in the production of good food should benefit from the entire process, and they always aim to pay their staff as much as they possibly can. The team is extremely enthusiastic about being able to engage and connect a great group of producers who are so passionate about what they do.
 

They aim:

To craft high quality sheep milk cheeses, yogurt and ice cream products at a fair price.
To use minimal ingredients allowing natural flavours and textures to unfold and delight the pallattes of discerning consumers.
To enable members of the Ewenity Dairy Co-operative to earn a fair return for their milk based on sustainable farming and high animal welfare practices.

Bifum

Founded in 1963 by Kun Ho Chiang and his son Chang Yuan Chiang. Initially, it aimed to meet the demand of the Taiwanese community in Greater São Paulo, which consumed the rice noodles popularly known as Bifum. At the beginning of the activities, the founder had the help of his wife, Kuei Ing Chiang Lu, who, with his own hands and in the humble home of the couple, made the very thin and light dough. Bifum in Chinese (Taiwan) means "dry rice noodles". For consumers, Bifum is synonymous with rice noodles. In 2018 we celebrated 55 years of the launch of Macarrão Oriental in Brazil, leadership in the segment, recognition of the quality and respect of consumers for the brand.

Big Mountain Foods
Bio Raw

Bio Raw's mission is to educate and empower their customers toward healthier eating choices so they can live life to the fullest without compromise!

Ingredients You Can Trust: 

Bio Raw chooses local whenever possible and they always use plant-based, whole foods ingredients from trusted suppliers and organic farms that use sustainable agriculture practices. All of our meals are USDA Certified Organic. Organic farming practices help maintain or enhance soil and water quality; conserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife; and they avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering.

Life Changing Nutrition:

All of our meals are carefully crafted by our in-house nutritionists, to provide you with exceptional nutritional value. This includes the perfect blend of plant-based proteins, fiber, and phytonutrients to fuel, nourish, and satiate you.

Get Your Time Back:

BIO RAW doesn’t just give you delicious meals—we give you your time back. By removing meal planning, grocery shopping, and prep from your routine, you’ll free up hours each week and enjoy meals far tastier and healthier than boring ol’ takeout.

Bio-K
BioTerraneo

BioTerraneo are ecological-organic horticultural farmers based on own production. They come from a rural family with an agricultural tradition.

BioTerraneo is the first organic company in the Nijar region, paving the way for other companies to follow suit, with the benefits this entails for the environment and, as a direct consequence, for all those who live in it, contributing to environmental protection and the ecological philosophy through the sustainable economy.

Birds & Beans

Based in South Etobicoke, Birds & Beans is Canada’s only coffee roaster that offers exclusively Certified Organic (certified by Ecocert Canada) Bird Friendly (certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center) coffees. Most are also Certified Fair Trade making these coffees Triple Certified.

All Birds & Beans Coffees are roasted and packed using 100% Green energy from Bullfrog Power and roasting is performed in an ultra energy efficient low emissions roaster that uses 80% less gas than a similar sized conventional making them quite possibly the most sustainable coffee beans you can buy.

Their Cafe-by-the-Lake in Mimico is a neighbourhood institution where you can meet friends and neighbours over a beautifully crafted Bird Friendly espresso or latte made with certified organic milk. Home made sandwiches and baked goods are made with mostly organic, local ingredients, where possible (veggies by Fresh City!) and is one of our newest pick up locations.

Black Creek Community Farm

Black Creek Community Farm increases access to healthy food in our community through programming and food distribution projects. Founded by Everdale Environmental Learning Centre, FoodShare, and African Food Basket, BCCF has operated as a start-up focused on improving food security, reducing social isolation, and improving employment and education outcomes since its inception in 2012. One of the primary goals of the farm is to grow food for the people who live and work in the Jane-Finch area.

During COVID-19, the farm delivered 63,936 lbs of food to households within the community. However, the farm is operating at a loss and needs our help to continue to provide the support that our community needs now.

Read more about Black Creek Community Farm in our Meet the Maker feature. 

Leticia Deawuo
Black Creek Community Farm Director 

Black River Juice

Canadian owned Black River Juice Company had its humble beginning in the cherry orchards of Prince Edward County. Enterprising local farmers introduced tasty pressed berry juices using their own fruit crops, and soon found their workloads increasing as demand grew rapidly. Preferring to concentrate on farming, the farmers chose two city boys, Keith Wallace and Grant Keane of Toronto, to receive and carry forward the mission of pressing and marketing those spectacular fresh juices. By June of 1980, Black River Juice Company Ltd. was incorporated and grew rapidly, adding pressing and fruit storage capacity to support a growing product line. While locally grown fruit sourced in Ontario remains the focus for Black River Juice, the product line now includes premium exotic juices from all parts of the world. Black River does not use any preservatives and is certified by EcoCert Canada, an international certifying body.

Black River Juice is a certified organic producer, and has been an industry leader in specialty fruit juices for more than 20 years. Black River juices are made from the finest ingredients available to produce a premium line of unclarified fruit juices and juice blends that possess the natural qualities of the original fruit.

The company's experience, connections with local growers and high standard of workmanship, beginning in the wholesale fruit industry, promise the highest quality, selection and storage of fruit.  This ensures the freshest taste available all year long.

Their juices are:

Premium Choice
100% Pure
Unfiltered
No Sugar Added
No Preservatives

Blood Brothers

Founded in 2015 by Dustin and Brayden Jones, Blood Brothers Brewing is a craft microbrewery, taproom, and restaurant in Toronto offering unique beer styles and tasty eats. The industrial-style taproom and retail store offers a rotating selection of over a dozen different beer and seltzer options at any one time. There is draught for dine-in and cans and bottles to-go at the bottle shop including such staples as Blood Light Pale Ale, Shumei IPA, and a rotating Paradise Lost Sour Ale series.

Blue Harbour Cheese

 

Blue Harbour Cheese is an artisan cheese producer specializing in fine traditional and not so traditional handmade cheeses. In the modern urban facility in the leafy North End neighborhood of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, unique and wonderful blues and other cheeses are in different phases of production, ripening and aging.

With a particular love of Blue cheese and a long-time interest in cheese making, cheese maker Lyndell Findlay has developed her technical expertise in modern and traditional artisanal cheese making techniques through specialist courses at the University of Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese (VIAC), and through a hands-on apprenticeship with award-winning cheese maker, Brian Schlatter at the Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese facility in Ohio in 2012.

Lyndell continues research and development of traditional European-style blue cheeses at her urban cheese plant in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Blueberry Hill Farm

For over 30 years, Blueberry Hill Farm has been providing the London and surrounding area with delicious home grown blueberries.  New owners, James and Teresa Murray both grew up on local family farms in Elgin County and are continuing the tradition with their 2 young daughters and our newest addition, Calvin.

Blueberry Hill Farm is 9 acres of organic, high-bush blueberries.  Located in Rodney ON, Blueberry Hill Farm is a short drive from London, Chatham, and St. Thomas.

Our customers keep coming back for the great picking, peaceful surroundings and friendly atmosphere.

Blyth Farm Cheese

Blyth Farm Cheese is a small on-farm family business close to Lake Huron near the historical village of Blyth. They believe in the goodness of their cheese, made in small batches, handcrafted with passion, bringing out rich flavours. They do not use colouring or any other additives. Their cheese is made from 100% goat's milk, fresh from the farm.

Bob's Red Mill
Booch Organic Kombucha

Celebrate gratitude. At Booch Organic Kombucha, they believe that healthy beverages are the basis for vibrant living. They are committed to food security, run a socially responsible business, and love nourishing their neighbours. They use the ancient elixir of yesteryear to heal gut disturbances, one bottle at a time. 

Booch, as Shannon and Shawn believe, has become a solution to fast-paced lives, where kitchen time needed to prepare traditional fermented foods is scarce. They’re putting their passion to practice and brewing their authentic, small batch, craft kombucha locally in the Forest City for communities across Ontario to enjoy.

Their love for kombucha, as well as for cultivating community, spreading knowledge, and supporting local organic food systems led the two to open Booch Organic Kombucha (aka Booch), which is operated with eco-regenerative and sustainable business practices... and lots of love!

Booch Organic Kombucha is hand-crafted with love and care, using only the best quality local, organic, and fairly-traded ingredients. 

Boreal Botanical

Boreal was founded by two friends who understand food and flavour: Chef Mike McKenzie and Andreas Düss, who brought with him 11+ years of building successful food and drinks brands. 

Andreas had stopped drinking alcohol because he found that with three young kids, even small amounts of it were interrupting what precious little sleep he could snatch. The problem he was facing was, what to drink now that he wasn’t drinking.

Most non-alcoholic drinks on the market were either full of sugar, or just boring. As a result, he started researching and mixing alternatives in his own kitchen, even purchasing a copper still to create his own herbal extracts. 

At the same time, Chef Mike was diving deep into the benefits of functional mushrooms, trying to figure out how he could optimize both his mental and physical health.

Over lunch, Mike and Andreas decided to create a drink that would combine the health benefits of chaga, lion’s mane and reishi into a range of drinks that were sugar-free, sweetener-free and brewed with ingredients inspired by and sourced from Canada’s pristine boreal forests.

Two years of experimenting, taste testing, distilling and brewing led to the creation of our Botanical SuperTonics.

Bothwell Cheese

True cheese people, deeply rooted in history and tradition. Bothwell Cheese has been crafting premium, all-natural, artisanal cheeses since 1936 in the village of New Bothwell, Manitoba. They're more than proud to provide Canadians with a wide variety of natural, flavourful, and premium cheeses! The team uses pure milk with no fillers, additives, artificial colours, preservatives, antibiotics, and hormones. Bothwell produces a whopping 15,000 kg of real cheese per day. That's a lot of cheese!

Boulder Canyon

A snack addiction and love for great tasting food led to the beginning of Boulder Canyon in 1994. They have been making all natural snacks ever since, expanding from kettle cooked potato chips to vegetable and bean based gluten-free snacks and more. They recognized that people were looking for healthier alternatives to traditional snacks and since then they've focused on producing products with real food ingredients that are minimally processed.

Each kettle cooked potato chip starts off with the best American grown potatoes, fresh from the field. They are thickly sliced and cooked in small batches with sunflower and/or safflower oil from an original family recipe. Boulder Canyon has developed a proprietary process that preserves the real potato taste with 22% less fat than other Kettle cooked chips. After they’re cooked, they add their carefully selected flavours for a tasty snack experience. As their snack cravings evolved, Boulder Canyon created vegetable & bean chips - full of robust flavours, hearty chickpeas, Adzuki beans and a market basket full of veggies.

Boulder Canyon believes great taste comes from great ingredients and prides itself on sourcing the best quality, non-GMO ingredients. All ingredients are tested by Boulder Canyon craftsmen at every stage of preparation. Once all standards are met, the chips are packaged in air-tight bags to lock in freshness.

What you will find in every Boulder Canyon snack: real food ingredients, lower saturated fats, great taste, non-GMO ingredients, no MSG, gluten-fee, zero trans fats, and zero cholesterol.

Boulder Canyon offsets 100% of its energy usage with Renewable Energy Credits. The purchase prevents as many as 3,421,989 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere annually.

Bright Cheese & Butter

Bright Cheese & Butter was established in 1874 by a group of local farmers who realized they had a surplus of milk each month from their livestock. Since then, not much has changed. The team is still providing communities with fresh quality dairy to the Ontario region and are well known for their all natural, naturally-aged cheese made with 100% local milk

Broken Stone Winery

Our family had a dream of living in the country but we lived in the city.  We took our first step in 2009 when we purchased three hayfields on a quiet backroad in Prince Edward County.  At the time, we just wanted to play with a patch of paradise.  The acre of newly planted grape vines that came with the land was almost an afterthought.  

For two summers we worked long hours in the vineyards.  Then in 2010 we threw our first harvest party and harvested two tonnes of quality Pinot Noir wine grapes.  Emboldened, we planted another four acres of grapes with a vague notion that someday we might build a winery. 

In 2012 we built a small building and obtained the necessary licensing to make wine.  Broken Stone Winery was born.   Since then, we've been balancing the busy lifestyle of raising three teenage girls in Toronto with our passion for making wine and growing vines in Prince Edward County.

Broya

Broya is a Toronto-based consumer packaged goods startup that produces organic chicken bone broth and beef bone broth made from certified-organic grass-fed and antibiotic/hormone free healthy cattle. Every bottle of bone broth is made fresh, with high quality bones and garden vegetables, herbs, and spices. All the bones Broya uses are sourced from local farmers that practice sustainable and humane farming practices. All the vegetables and spices are grown organically and are added to give the broth a delicious flavour so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home or on-the-go!

Brubacher Family Farm
Bubbies

Bubbies Pickles began in 1982 as a sideline hobby for former owner Leigh Truex, whose presents to relatives and friends of her homemade pickles led to their encouragement that she produce the pickles commercially. Bubbies all natural, hand made Kosher Dills have always aroused the passions of those lucky enough to taste them. The company has grown from a small distribution base in Northern California to an international marketer  and even today, her special blend of spices and painstaking process can be discovered in every jar of Bubbies Kosher Dill pickles. 

Although kosher dill pickles continues as the Bubbies flagship product, the line has expanded over the years to include bread and butter chips, pickled green tomatoes, kosher dill relish, sauerkraut, two kinds of horseradish, Sweethot Mustard and two kinds of pickled Herring. All are made with the same deliberate Old World methods, using only natural ingredients and emphasizing a zesty taste. The bread and butter chips are the sole exception to the product line’s required placement in refrigerated sections.

Besides its natural niche in ethnic food sections and delis, the Bubbies brand has attracted significant interest from natural foods stores and their customers, where the kosher element is equated with pure ingredients and healthy eating.

Though Bubbies Kosher Dills start out simply, thanks to hard work and more than a little love, they become something special. Much like Bubbie herself.

BUCK

Founder Peter Y. is a father of two. His kids, like many, have a soft spot for sweets but a low tolerance for dairy products. They loved the flavour of traditional ice cream and dairy milks, and weren't fond of the dairy-free alternatives on the market. And so, Peter's vision of designing a product that he would be proud to feed to his children was born. A rebel with a cause, he buckled down, did the research, and made it his personal mission to craft a milk replacement with integrity—anything less wasn't an option. Though bringing ease into his kids' lives was a large driver for the inception of his products, his vision was much bigger; Peter set out to create something meaningful that would give back to the environment and the country he proudly calls home. It would have quality ingredients, no allergens, and be free of ingredients that he—and his children—could not pronounce.  Equal parts heart and grit, Peter rounded up a crew of radical enthusiasts to champion and enliven the BUCK brand with an initial line of great-tasting products including Buckwheat Milk and Buckwheat Gelato Ice Cream that is dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan.

BUFF & Big Rock Bison
Burdock Brewery

They are a brewery that brings you everything from crispy, crunchy, little pale palate cleansing balanced pale ales, lagers, and electric wine-beers that take a long time to make, to nice coffee, nut mixes, wine, bread, hats, mystery snacks and concerts.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is located in the town of Oliver in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery produces premium VQA wines.

Camino

Camino is a Canadian brand of fair trade and organic food productsis owned by La Siembra Co-operative in the Ottawa-Gatineau region of Canada. La siembra means “sowing” or “planting time” in Spanish, a symbol for the seeds of change they are sowing through their co-operative and fair trade business models.

La Siembra was established in 1999 by three young entrepreneurs. Having worked overseas, the founders of La Siembra experienced the exploitative nature of trade on the lives of family farmers. These three friends decided to provide Canadian consumers with an alternative to conventionally traded products by establishing a worker-owned co-operative.

Year one was spent in the community kitchen of First United Church - a socially progressive church in Ottawa. As there was no fair trade certification system for cocoa-based products at that time, La Siembra’s founders adopted the guidelines of the Fair Trade Foundation. They began sourcing cocoa from a co-operative in Costa Rica and sugar from a mill supporting co-operative farmers in Paraguay. An organic recipe was developed and the founders began to manufacture and distribute a hot chocolate, sugar and cocoa line themselves.

In 2002, La Siembra worked with Fairtrade Canada (then Transfair Canada) to develop a certification system for cocoa, chocolate and sugar products in Canada and became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America. 

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage Organics organic maple products respect the organic farming processes: manufactured naturally with absolutely no artificial additives, colouring, preservatives or chemicals added during any part of the processing. Their products come from three generations of Quebec organic farming craftsmanship in the Appalaches region where the mineral content of the soil is of the richest available in nature, guaranteeing the highest quality Organic Maple Syrup possible. The sap is collected from the Maple Sugar tree (acer saccharum) using the traditional farming method, as well as the pipeline method. All Canadian Heritage Organics products are Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada as well as certified Kosher by Montreal Kosher.

Cape D'Or Sustainable Seafoods

Fresh, Delicious, Sustainably Raised

We take great pride in growing world class seafood.

Closed Containment

We make sure what comes in doesn't go out. Our facility has 0% risk of fish escaping to rivers and oceans.

Land-Based

Our land-based facility provides security for the fish while minimizing our environmental impact.

Biosecure Seawater Wells

All of our water comes from the ocean and is naturally filtered undeground through 600 feet of gravel before being pumped into the facility.

Naturally Raised

Our fish are disease, parasite, chemical, hormone, antibiotic, and GMO free.

Support Local

We provide jobs to rural seacoast Nova Scotians while supporting local and small businesses.

Organic Management

We have completed our transistion to organic management and now offer a fully sustainable, 100% organic product.

Capella Meadows
Carlson Labs

Carlson Labs has produced pure, quality, award-winning vitamins, minerals, fish oils, and other nutritional supplements. The company began with a single vitamin E product in Founder Susan Carlson’s small Chicago apartment and quickly grew to offer the most complete line of all-natural vitamin E supplements in the world. In the early 1980s, they helped launch the omega-3 market in North America, importing their first high-quality, great-tasting, sustainable fish oils from Norway. In 2009, Carlson Labs released a new marine oil sourced from an abundant species of calamari. Today, the next generation of Carlson Labs leads the company—daughters Carilyn Anderson and Kirsten Carlson—and the innovations continue. Carlson Labs now offers more than 200 unique products designed with your family’s unique nutritional needs in mind.

Casbah Natural Foods
Cave Spring Vineyard

First named by European settlers in the late 18th century for the limestone caves and mineral springs found on the site of our estate vineyard, Cave Spring is nestled along a gently sloping terrace of the Niagara Escarpment. Overlooking Lake Ontario, this area known as the Beamsville Bench has proven ideal for cool-climate viticulture. As with any exceptional terroir, ours begins with the soil. Derived primarily from escarpment limestone, shale and sandstone, these stony clay tills are rich in minerals, yet limited in organic matter, creating the perfect balance of nutrients for growing grapes displaying character and sophistication.

Beneath the escarpment cliffs, the vineyard’s natural slope drains away excess precipitation, while retaining an optimal balance of moisture. Meanwhile, the presence of a hardwood forest on the ridge above the vineyard also aids in the retention of moisture, which is slowly released through layers of sedimentary rock into the sub-soils below. This mineral-rich water is the source of the site’s many natural springs, including our namesake springs, which surge from a series of caves at the foot of the escarpment. Many other springs continue down the escarpment slope, nourishing the vines from beneath during drier weather. Finally, the escarpment cliffs that surround Cave Spring Vineyard capture temperate lake-effect breezes from nearby Lake Ontario, lengthening the growing season, and allowing the fruit to achieve rich, flavourful ripeness.

With growing conditions similar to the great northern winegrowing regions of France and Germany, Cave Spring Vineyard has proven ideal for the cultivation of exceptional Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. In addition to these core varieties, we also grow superior Gamay, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer.

Cedar Valley Selections

Founded by Ameen Fadel, at the age of 16 in Lakeshore, Ontario, Cedar Valley Selections began with the creation of Canada’s FIRST bottled Fattoush Salad Dressing. With a small grant from Ameen’s school board and his mom’s signature recipe, he had all he needed to begin his venture. 

Following over a year of product development, testing, and sampling with Ameen's high school teachers, Cedar Valley Selections’ Signature Fattoush Dressing was ready. After just selling to family and friends, Ameen approached his first local deli in Belle River, ON and had finally brought Canada its very first bottled Fattoush Dressing.

Cha's Organics

Like any good story, the story of Cha’s Organics begins with a love story. Co-founders Chanaka and Marise met in Tokyo and got married the next year in Sri Lanka. After relocating to Montreal, they founded Sahana Ayurvedic Products and the Cha’s Organics brand, which they have been nurturing and growing ever since alongside their two daughters and two cats. At Cha’s Organics, their philosophy is that all trade should be fair. That’s why they proudly offer you the best selection of 100% Fair Trade, organic herbs and spices around. Choosing Cha’s Organics means taking part in the transformation of the global food trade towards a better and more sustainable one. Fair Trade and organic agriculture are more than just words on a label - they are concrete practices that really make a difference in the lives of producers, the health of our planet, and the future of global food security. And really, choosing Fair Trade, organic products just makes a whole lot more sense than choosing chemical laden ones that put money in the pockets of the Big Agra complex while impoverishing and destroying the lives of the people who produce them. Cha’s Organics products are certified by Fairtrade Canada, the only Canadian authority that can guarantee Fairtrade International standards are being upheld in the production of certified products. Products that are not produced by Fairtrade Certified producers and therefore unavailable as Fairtrade Certified are carefully sourced from small scale, organic producers who still benefit from fair trading practices.

Chateau des Charmes

Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth-generation French winegrower. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960’s with the idea that growing their own grapes was the best way to make fine wine. They believe in this Estate Winery model and they make their wine only from grapes they have grown themselves.

From the beginning they have been committed to using sustainable practices and are charter members of Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario.

Checkmate

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards. 

The region is the ecologically pristine Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, north of the 49th parallel and 105 miles long. Glacial-fed lakes stretch along a narrow valley floor at an altitude of more than 1200 feet. As the world warms, cool regions such as the Okanagan Valley provide a new frontier for world-class Chardonnay and Merlot. Cooler regions are now consistently providing sufficient warmth during their growing seasons to fall within the climatic envelopes for these classic Burgundian and Bordeaux varietals.

Cheeks Ahoy

"In 2013 our first baby was born, and I was so excited to start cloth diapering! But once I did, it occurred to me that while I was reusing diapers, I was throwing away disposable wipes at an alarming rate...

So I sewed up my first batch of flannel wipes and loved them so much that I made a set for another new mom. They loved them too! So I thought to myself - why can't every family have the benefits of these awesomely soft and effective wipes?!"

-Leah Black

Since then, Cheeks Ahoy has expanded its inventory to include reusable face rounds, nursing pads, unpaper towels, and kids' clothes- just to name a few. Each item is handmade and is sewn with love and care in their home in Peterborough, Ontario.

Chevalier
Chickapea Pasta

Simple, wholesome, 100% real.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between health and convenience - starting with Chickapea Pasta.

We all love pasta! It’s delicious, comforting, versatile and fun! It’s also super fast and easy to cook, but let’s be honest, it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy foods, until now.

Chickapea is a delicious pasta full of PROTEIN & FIBRE using only organic chickpeas and lentils! Free from all the bad stuff. 

Chickapea promises to always have yours and your family’s best interests at heart. We will only create products that we’re proud of. We believe in simple, wholesome foods that are 100% real. Nothing artificial! No added sugars!

A Family Favourite. Now a Super Food!

Chippewas of Nawash
Chocosol Traders

Founded in 2004 in Oaxaca, Mexico. ChocoSol is a learning community/social enterprise that focuses on making the ‘food of the gods’ – commonly known as cacao – into fresh, whole food, stone ground chocolate on an artisanal scale. The ‘Sol’ in ChocoSol is from the Spanish word for ‘sun’ and refers to their first 1,000 kilos of cacao, which were roasted with solar power in Oaxaca. In French, ‘sol’ means soil, as they compost their organic waste to make soil because the food of the gods needs the soil of the gods. In English ‘sol’ sounds like ‘soul’ and reminds them of how important it is to do things with a good spirit and to continuously build and expand their learning community. And that is why it is their mission to craft revolutionary chocolate that is good for mind, body, and soil all while fighting climate change and creating a just food system through chocolate, coffee, tortillas, and conviviality.  

ChocoSol are slow food chocolate makers. Their whole food chocolate is made in small batches on site at 1131 St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto, which is also a Fresh City pickup location. Their chocolate is free of dairy, gluten, soy, nuts, preservatives or additives, and is also vegan. ChocoSol products are wrapped in compostable and reusable packaging. The main ingredient used in their chocolate is the organically- and shade-grown cacao bean sourced directly from Indigenous communities and forest gardens in the Lacondon Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico and the Oaxacan mountains of Southern Mexico. ChocoSol develops reciprocal horizontal trade relationships with their farmers, which go beyond the exchange of commodities, and extend to the exchange of heirloom seedlings, best practices and social enterprise models.

They specialize in both eating chocolate and drinking chocolate (xocolatl), and offer a number of other forest garden foods sourced directly from Mexican farmers such as coffee, cacao nibs, achiote, cinnamon and vanilla pods, among others. In addition to producing sustainable artisanal chocolate, ChocoSol also organizes and hosts chocolate and tortilla events all over the city. They offer educational workshops and catering, organize seminars and pedal-powered concerts and events, and work collaboratively with many food and environmental organizations to advance and support local food systems and development of products made in Ontario.

Read more about ChocoSol Traders in our Meet the Maker feature. 

Choose Life Foods

Read more about Choose Life Foods in our Meet The Maker feature.

Carolyn Simon

Founder and Creator of Choose Life Foods

Chosen Foods

Where our founding families and generations of farmers, spanning Coastal California and Mexico have all united in the culinary celebration of pure avocado.

Since 2011, our mission has been to honor and celebrate the positive connection we have with one another, with delicious food and with the planet. With all of our products we hope to ignite a passionate culinary lifestyle, centered around high quality, nutritious handcrafted meals and avocados.

We invite you to join the Chosen family, explore unique flavors with us and delight in the taste of pure, handcrafted sunshine.

The Avocado, celebrated!

Christopher Ranch
Cindy Ablett
Clayton Farm

Officially certified organic in 2004, the Clayton family started their farm in 2001 by purchasing a 5 acre property in St. Davids.  The Clayton Family immediately started growing their fruit by the principles of organic farming.  Gooseberries, currants, pears, sweet cherries, and table grapes, (some unique varieties) are grown using an arsenal of environmentally friendly and natural pest controls that limit impacts to the farm and surrounding areas.  Nestled below the Niagara Escarpment, they also grow heartnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts.

Coconut Bliss
Coconut Secret
Coffeecology

Coffeecology was founded on the idea that business ought to be a force for good. Their mission is to effect positive change in some of the poorest regions in the world by promoting great coffees that are traded fairly and grown sustainably. Coffee is the most heavily sprayed food crop in the world. All of Coffeecology's coffees are Certified Organic, a certification that prevents spraying of pesticides or herbicides. Their coffees are also Fair Trade, most small-scale family farmers live in remote locations and have a lack of access to credit. Fair Trade guarantees farmers a minimum price and links them directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. As well they intentionally choose quality Arabica Coffees from some of the poorest countries in the world. All of their coffees are fair-trade and organic certified. They roast weekly and deliver within just days of roasting. Coffeecology also supports the Cafe Femenino Foundation. Your morning coffee connects you to millions of women coffee farmers across the world. While these women have always played a vital role in coffee production, they weren’t recognized or directly compensated for their work.In 2004, a few of these women decided to change this by co-founding Café Femenino® alongside Organic Products Trading Company. For the first time, women were recognized as coffee producers and paid for the coffee they produced.Since then, Café Femenino has grown into a movement empowering women in remote coffee-growing regions in nine countries:Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican, Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda and Sumatra.

Cold Grind

The Cold Grind Process

Traditional grinding processes generate heat which degrades the quality of the spices by striping away essential oils, moisture and fats the give spices their aroma and rich flavours. As much as 57% can be removed. The heat can also cause the equipment to clog and produce unwanted waste.  

 

Cold Grind Organic spices are all ground using an innovative cold grinding process that lowers the temperature of our equipment, maintaining as much as 99.7% of all essentials oils, colours and micronutrients. This is how we are able to provide you with spices that are richer in flavour and more vibrant in colour than any other spices.

Cold Grind Organic is a subsidiary of Ganesha Foods founded in 2016 by the Bharthi family in Calgary, Alberta. Cold Grind Organic is an organic spice company that brings the best spices in the world from our farms in India to your table in Canada.

All Cold Grind Organic spices are grown, harvested, sun-dried and blended in India, and then cold-ground – a rare process that preserves close to 100 percent of the essential oils, resulting in our products' incredible aromatics and flavours.

The company was founded on the principle that wanted to work directly with the farmers who grow the products and control every aspect of production and shipping to ensure the highest quality spices possible.

When it comes to flavour and food, organic does matter. It’s why all our products are 100% Certified Organic, USDA Certified and EU Certified. Every Cold Grind Organic product must pass rigorous quality control testing to ensure that you receive the best possible experience each and every time.

Cookstown Greens

Cookstown Greens is located 1 hour north of Toronto, in Essa township. The team has 5 heated greenhouses and 100 acres of rich, loamy soil, and they've been producing healthful, organic food since 1988.

Cookstown leaves a part of their land untouched and use non-intensive farming methods, which contributes to the farm’s biodiversity.

Countryside Farms

For each of our producers, the primary mission is to meet Canadian demand by providing a quality product, but also to enable the egg industry to grow and remain healthy.

Providing a healthy environment that respects livestock behavior and is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge production systems are the first steps towards achieving this goal.

In addition to these important investments, it is the determination and involvement of women and men at the forefront of productions that undoubtedly enable Nutrigroupe to remain a leader in this competitive and contingent industry. The entrepreneurial vision of the managers as well as the strength resulting from the regrouping allows to multiply the productions but also to increase the power of sales so that all the farmers who own the group remain the leaders of the poultry market.

Seven major farmer-producer business units under one entity: Nutrigroupe

Countryside Farms was founded more than 30 years ago. Over the years, the company has built a strong supply base for eggs from Manitoba producers.

Thanks to the high quality of its products and its exceptional service, Countryside Farms has established strong partnerships with its customers, both retailers and food service distributors. These partnerships have allowed Countryside Farms to be a dominant player in Manitoba and throughout Western Canada.

Countryside Farms is a proud business unit of Nutrigroupe and has a mandate to provide its customers with high quality products that meet the high expectations of today’s customers and consumers.

Nutrigroupe is primarily a group of enthusiasts, a large team of owner-farmers working every day to offer the best products to Canadian consumers. From generation to generation, the love of the farm, the nature, the animal and especially the egg is bequeathed to inheritance in order to preserve this ardor through all the members of the producing families.

We believe that the strength of a team resides first and foremost in the involvement of each of its players. At Nutrigroupe, it is a value that we share so that each member can work in the same direction and keep in mind why they get up every morning: the egg, naturally.

Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge is owned and operated by the Albright family of Albright Farms, a family owned 4th generation company that started in the early 1920s. Aubrey Albright was a shoe maker by trade but worked on a farm in Windsor, New Brunswick owned by Milton Hallet, who was away working in another profession. In 1929, when the Hallets moved home, Aubrey Albright bought a farm in Jacksonville, New Brunswick where Covered Bridge still operates today.

Aubrey had three sons: Lorne, Dalton, and Willis. Aubrey and Lorne farmed together until 1954 when Lorne took over the Jacksonville farm. He kept pigs, chickens, cattle, and 30 acres of potatoes. After storing potatoes for years in the basement of their house, he decided to build his first potato house in 1954, which held 4,000 barrels of potatoes. After years of picking potatoes by hand in barrels, Lorne decided to buy their first potato harvester in 1971.

Lorne had two sons, Robert and Wayne. They all farmed together in Jacksonville and expanded a little every year. They formed Albright Farms Ltd. in 1986. Wayne Albright had two sons, Ryan and Matthew. Robert Albright had one son, Shaun. In 2004, Ryan, Matthew, and Shaun formed Carleton Country Spud Distributors Ltd. to help sell and distribute their own potatoes and other locally grown potatoes to customers throughout the United States and Canada. In 2006, the three partners formed Albright Farms Inc. and purchased the family farm from their fathers Robert and Wayne, and granfather, Lorne. The company now grows 500 acres of potatoes and 550 acres of grain and oil seeds, and has come a long way since 1929 by embracing change and new technology. The factory is located in Hartland, New Brunswick, which is also home to the world's longest covered bridge.

Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company cooks every batch the traditional way; with care, one at a time, to ensure the best flavour and texture. They add mouth-watering seasonings to result in a tasty chip with a crunch that will keep you coming back for more. Each chip is certified gluten-free!

Cows Creamery

A veritable institution in Prince Edward Island, Cows Creamery launched its operations out of Cavendish in 1983, making and selling ice cream. Today it has expanded to over ten sales points across Canada ‒ and even to Beijing! Winning top awards across the country, its ice cream ranks among the world’s finest, and is served up in over 30 flavours.

Now located in Charlottetown, Cows Creamery has also produced cheese and butter since 2006. As with their ice cream, their Cheddars are exclusively prepared with milk from island herds.

Crazy D's

NO ADDED SUGAR.
NO ARTIFICIAL COLOUR.
NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS.
NO CAFFEINE.
LOW CALORIE.
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS.
YEAST FREE. 

After 3 years in the depths of his labs, the elusive Crazy D has concocted a soda that’s not just better for you, it’s GOOD for you.

Crazy D flavours are made with real prebiotic root veggies, anti-inflammatory fruit juices, natural flavours and powerful spices. 

Crofter's

Established in 1989, Crofter's is a famiy-owned organic food manufacturer located in Parry Sound, Ontario. There really is no better setting for an organic company. Based in the heart of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay, which is part of Lake Huron, with a rugged shoreline of granite and windswept pines, and inland lakes everywhere you turn, Crofter's is literally surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife. UNESCO has even recognized this unique part of the world by designating it a Biosphere Reserve. Crofter's Food Ltd has been manufacturing organic products since the beginning of the trend toward organics. They continue to be family owned and now employ over 30 people making them one of the largest employers in the area.

Crofter's makes the best tasting, nutritious, organic fruit spreads possible with 1/3 less sugar than traditional preserves. They support your right to know what is in your food, so you can trust Crofter's to nourish your family with certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verfied fruit spreads with nutritious fruit and just the right amount of sweetness. They do this by efficient, responsible, meticulous production paired with integrity and passion. Operating a sustainable business - a business that can be sustained environmentally, and by workers, consumers and a profitable bottom line - They can impact the world in many small but measurable ways.

Crooked Cucumber Family Garden

Crooked Cucumber is a family farm, located in Brampton, Ontario. They grow over 30 different vegetables, fruits, and herbs, including tomatoes and lettuce, peas and peppers, carrots and cucumbers, watermelon and winter squash, beans and basil. The farm is leased from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Crooked Cucumber is currently renting a half-acre plot of Certified Organic land, which is enough to grow vegetables for 50 households!

Cross Wind Farm

Building on a long family tradition of farming, buoyed by years of practical experience in the dairy industry (Kevin) and years of operations and marketing experience (Cindy), it was a natural choice to start their own family farm operation; a dairy goat farm just 15 minutes east of Peterborough, in Keene, Ontario. In 2006 the journey began with a busy year of building and reconstruction of our 1800’s barn to accommodate bringing the girls home! Finally the first does began to arrive in March of 2007 and they began shipping raw milk within the month. The rest is history.

Cubit's Seeds Co.

Cubit's Seed Co. sells high quality, naturally grown, open pollinated, rare and heirloom seeds for home. Cubit's specializes in ethical seeds for edible gardens, they believe that everyone can sustainably grow their own healthy and delicious organic produce using organic, rare and heirloom seeds in their urban gardens. The Cubit's family splits their time between urban gardens in the busy city of Toronto and their small seed farm in picturesque Prince Edward County. 

Cucina Antica

Chef Neil Fusco grew up on a small farm in southern Italy, where hard work was just a part of everyday life. He was the eldest of five, the first-born son of Italian farmers who eventually immigrated to New York. Every morning, he and his family rose with the sun and followed his mother on the mile-long trek to the tomato fields. There, it was their job to pull out the weeds between the rows of tomato plants. The earth and its fruit were their livelihood, so they cared for it with the same attention to which you might care for a dear family member. If his food wasn’t harvested from his family farm in southern Italy, it came from neighbors, friends, or local markets. In his experiences, Chef Neil developed a passion for creating light, healthy dishes that celebrate what our Earth has to offer without any unnatural additives like preservatives or sugar. Organico Bello® light and clean pasta sauces, both delicious and healthy, serve as a testament to Chef Neil's idea that quality starts with authenticity. Organico Bello®100% imported organic tomatoes are grown and harvested in Italy and delivered in a jar of Organico Bello® to your kitchen table with authentic Italian taste and ingredients you can trust.

 

Organico Bello® pasta sauces are delicious and as healthy as nature intended.

When you open a jar of Organico Bello® pasta sauce, you are opening a jar of wholesome ingredients taken straight from nature. Organico Bello® pasta sauces are Certified USDA OrganicNon-GMO Project Verified, and Whole30® Approved with no preservatives and no added sugar, water, or tomato paste. They rely on the natural merits of their organic ingredients to give them their pure flavor. 

Cuisine Soleil

At Cuisine Soleil, quality is the heart and soul of their business. They only produce gluten-free and allergen-free products made from premium, certified 100% organic ingredients. All their products are guaranteed gluten free with less than 5 ppm, and their ingredients regularly undergo ELISA testing by an independent laboratory. They offer healthy products so you can enjoy tasty, nutritious food, it's what is important to them!

Marc Paquin and Blandine Arseneault, two devotees of organic agriculture, decided to unite their passion and know-how with the founding of Cuisine Soleil in 2005. The lack of commercially available organic gluten-free products spurred Cuisine Soleil to develop healthy and nutritious gluten-free products for sale to the general public.

With a degree in agriculture technology and agrobiology from Guelph University’s Collège d’Alfred, Marc Paquin has worked in organic and sustainable agriculture throughout Canada, from the Annapolis Valley to the Okanagan, as well as in Europe and South America. Blandine Arseneault earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. They started their business in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and began selling their products at small markets in the Abitibi and Outaouais regions.

In 2009, Cuisine Soleil partnered with Aux Mille et Une Saisons to distribute its products throughout the province of Québec. Cuisine Soleil continues to expand its product range and bring new flours to the market. In 2011, Cuisine Soleil widened its distribution to cover the rest of Canada with the distributors Ontario Natural Food Co-op and Puresource. With a bright future ahead, Cuisine Soleil now offers a product range that includes more than 12 flours, an all-purpose mix, a pancake mix and three bread mixes, all certified organic and gluten-free. It also operates a small certified organic vegetable farm for sales at the Rouyn-Noranda public market and to a number of local restaurants.

Culcherd Wood And Water

At Culcherd, their mission is to make delicious plant-based dairy alternatives from whole unprocessed ingredients. They have a passion for healthy plant-based food, and a rich love for nature and the environment. Their principles are to be honest and authentic, organic, eco-friendly, and to only use ingredients from sustainable and ethical sources.

Culcherd artisanal Tree Nut Cheezes are made from a combination of organic cashews, rejuvelac, coconut oil, herbs, and spices. Free of preservatives, stabilizers, thickeners, and artificial ingredients. All Culcherd products are also 100% dairy, gluten, casein, palm, lactose, soy free, and made in Toronto.

Read more about Culcherd Wood and Water in our Meet the Maker feature. 

Liz Gallagher 
Culcherd Wood and Water Co-Founder

Cullen's Foods

Ben Cullen grew up in a gardening family and, in pursuit of his love of food, attended agriculture college in the heart of Ontario’s farm country: Ridgetown, Ontario. When in Ridgetown Ben became immersed in the culture of Ontario’s agriculture industry and forged relationships which are strong to this day. After attending university in Nova Scotia and working the food industry, he decided to launch Cullen’s Foods to promote a model of food business that connects agricultural producers more directly with consumers. That is why we are 100% transparent in our supply chain and deal directly with farmers we know, rather than using intermediaries. This allows us to promote more sustainable food systems at home, while supporting better systems abroad through our not-for-profit partner, S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation.

We believe local food can support better systems at home and abroad, which is why we partnered with S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation with a minimum annual contribution of 1% of sales.

You can also find Ben Cullen in the weekly Toronto Star column he shares with his dad, Mark Cullen, where they cover a range of environmental, gardening and food-related topics. Ben and Mark also host a twice-monthly podcast, Green File, in addition to their newsletter which can be found at www.markcullen.com

Daiya

Daiya Foods Inc. is a Canada-based dairy alternative food company located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was established in 2008 by Andre Kroecher and Greg Blake. The Daiya name is taken from the Sanskrit word Dayaa, which means "loving, kindness and compassion." The Daiya vision has always been to embrace a love of food, a commitment to kind living, and a compassion for people and the planet. These are the core values on which their company was founded, and their driving principles today.


Cheese is a delicious beacon for food lovers; Daiya wants people to enjoy their savoury love affair with cheese to its absolute fullest. That's why they are committed to delivering the best-tasting dairy-free cheese possible - they simply want to give people the joy of cheese, without any compromise. All of their ingredients have non-GMO ingredient certifications from suppliers and all of their products are free of preservatives and artificial ingredients as well as dairy, soy and gluten.

Dandies
Dandy Blend

Goosefoot Acres, Inc. and the Goosefoot Acres Center for Resourceful Living were launched in 1988 to help people learn how to use the resources nature provides to make the things they need, instead of buying them. Chief among these things were the edible and useful wild plants growing underfoot.  

In 1990, Dr. Peter Gail found a caffeine-free beverage he liked, but knew he could make better.  He combined his love for cereal beverages with dandelion root to make it more therapeutic and flavorful, and, in 1994, Dandy Blendwas born.  

Throughout the years, Dandy Blend was introduced to alternative medical practitioners.  They introduced it to their clients, and demand grew.  What started as a basement business graduated to the garage, and, in 2003 to a warehouse in Valley City Ohio. As it grew,  the founder’s children and grandchildren became involved in the operations.  In 2014, Dandy Blend was certified kosher, and in 2016, Certified Organic Dandy Blend was added to the line.   

Date Lady Inc.

Once upon a time, a young couple and their two small world travelers lived a long, long way from home. The Lady of the house was soon enchanted by stories from locals of a special ingredient found in every home– a honey-like syrup from the fruit of the date palm. It was said to heal infirmities, provide nutrition, and make amazing pastries. It was both a survival food of Bedouin wanderers and a feasting dessert of ancient kings. In this part of the world (where over 95% of dates are grown), Date Syrup runneth over. So the Lady brought some home to Missouri to try. It was delightful on pancakes and waffles. They baked with it in place of sugar and ate it straight off their fingers. they developed recipes with it and shared it with their family and friends.Then, to share this sweet discovery with you, a company was born–and we suspect you’ll love its sweet taste and goodness just as much as they did… and do.

You can count on every product the Date Lady brings to your table to contain:

Minimal ingredients
No Gluten
No Dairy
No Processed Sugar

De Simone

The De Simone Family works with the finest family-owned producers of organic extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars of Italy. They guarantee quality in several key ways– not only do they visit and work directly with their producer, they ensure strict controls are in place whereby all products are tracked from harvesting to bottling. Each bottle is marked with a lot-number. and harvest date. Additionally all of their products are laboratory tested to analyze the nutritional qualities and authenticity.

Dee Bee's Organics
Delight Chocolate And Ice Cream

Having spent the majority of their lives in the culinary world, it’s no wonder that Jennifer and Jeff met and fell in love working with food.  Their dream of bringing unique chocolate creations to life was realized upon opening a store in the Junction Neighbourhood of Toronto with kids in tow. For the past decade Jennifer and Jeff have combined their passion for creating beautiful Chocolates and Ice Cream with a dedication to using only the best Organic and Fair Trade ingredients. Every item in the shop is handmade and created with a high level of care from start to finish.

Their chocolate is singly sourced exclusively from Certified Organic Fair Trade farms in the Dominican Republic. It is then paired with the best organic cream from Harmony Organic in Ontario as well as other high quality ingredients, such as Espresso from Alternative Grounds. The same high quality milk and cream from grass fed cows is the main ingredient in all of the small batch produced Ice Cream.

Derlea Foods
Diamond Crystal Salt

Diamond Crystal® Salt: A Brilliant Choice® since 1886.

Diamond Crystal®: It’s more than just salt – it’s a solution that can help transform something in your home to make it better. It can help provide better tasting food; soft water for your skin, dishes and pipes; safer walkways in the winter; and a refreshing experience in your swimming pool.

Diamond Crystal® Salts are a brilliant way for you to take care of your family and home in a way that is generally unseen, but missed if absent.

Diamond Crystal®: Providing Brilliant Salt Solutions Since 1886.

Dick Duff's

DICK DUFF HAS ALWAYS LOVED BEEF JERKY.

But whenever he sampled a commercial brand, he figured he could do better.

So in 1989, he headed into his kitchen.

He spent countless hours trimming, marinating, racking, and drying, perfecting his methods and flavours. When his friends and neighbours tasted the results, they started lining up in droves.

They ordered batches for Christmas gifts, took them on canoe trips, and stocked up for hunting season. Word got around, and more requests poured in. Soon, Dick was devoting all his spare time to jerky production.

Over the years, several businesses offered to buy his recipes, but Dick steadfastly refused. Then, in 2015, Jeremy and Jonathan Anderson approached him. The brothers got hooked on his jerky when they were boys. Now entrepreneurs, they wanted to help him reach a wider audience – with a partnership that put him in control of the product.

Dick Duff’s Inc. was born.

Scaling up wasn’t straightforward, but we kept working until we were satisfied that we could offer you the same awesome texture and flavour that wowed Dick’s original fans. And because we believe in using the cleanest, most sustainable, highest-quality ingredients, we made our jerky organic. Was there any other option?

Distilleria Quaglia

Situated in Castelnuovo Don Bosco in Piedmont, the Distilleria Quaglia which made Berto was purchased in 1906 by the great-grandfather of the current distillery director, Carlo Quaglia. A succession of ancestors passing historical and traditional knowledge of distillation, liqueur, and vermouth production from one generation to the next brings us to the present day.

Dolway Organic Garden

In 1991, John Wilson and Christine Scheer got married, quit their jobs, and bicycled around the world. When they got home a year later, they moved to the farm and began the process of converting it into an organic farm. Over the years John has grown the farming enterprise and now farms 25 acres of certified organic vegetables.

John is the full-time farmer, while Christine is the farmers’ market manager at London’s Covent Garden Farmers’ Market.

The farm was bought in 1927 by Flora Wilson,John’s great grandmother. Flora named the farm ‘Dolway Farm’ after her late husband, Dr. John Dolway Wilson.

The farm is in the picturesque Thames River Valley. It is on the south facing slope with 7 fields on 3 terraces. The isolation from surrounding farm land is enhanced by the extensive wood lot that surrounds each field. This isolation is great for ensuring that disease and insect infestations are minimized. Careful crop rotation is also used to ensure healthy crops.

John now grows an extensive variety of vegetables and herbs that are sold across southwestern Ontario. While spinach, rhubarb, spring mix and basil are always popular, tomatillos, zucchini, patty pan squash, and cilantro run close seconds. Cheers to the folks that have discovered their edamame, and hurray for all the lucky customers that get their beautiful fingerling potatoes. John adds new products every year to keep everybody on their toes, and this year they are looking at new varieties of cauliflower, even more potatoes, celeriac, and perhaps some heirloom tomatoes.

Dominio de Punctum

Dominio de Punctum is a family-owned company founded by three siblings: Jesus, Ruth, and Cristina. For years they worked to achieve their dream of producing quality Organic and Biodynamic wines in their family’s old vineyards. In 2005, this dream came to fruition when their estate and their winery were established.

Dream - Imagine Foods

The roots of RICE DREAM and SOY DREAM go back to 1971, when Robert Nissenbaum, one of the original founders, had opened Morning Dew Organic Food Market in St. Louis, MO. It was one of the first organic/natural food stores in the United States. Robert was very passionate about the relationship between diet, health and well-being, as well as very concerned for the environment. He explored the natural vegetarian diet, macrobiotics, yoga, and organic gardening. He used his store as the vehicle to share his ideas and inform others about the benefits of this new way of living.

In 1982, Robert and another partner founded Imagine Foods in the Missouri countryside. Things really took off when he and his partner took some of their products including soy tempeh, an early version of RICE DREAM beverage, and RICE DREAM Frozen Dessert to a natural food industry trade show. The distributors were crazy about the RICE DREAM Frozen Dessert. The orders kept coming, and the company kept growing and changing, to offer the highest quality, most delicious all-natural foods.

In December of 2002, Imagine foods was made part of The Hain Celestial Group- the country’s largest and most respected natural and organic foods company. Imagine Foods is proud to be part of The Hain Celestial Group’s family of brands that provide delicious “better for you” foods loved by people of all ages.

The one thing that never changed throughout this period of company growth is the commitment to Robert’s earliest belief in the value of good tasting, healthy, natural and organic foods. Today, Imagine Foods makes some of the best-selling organic and natural brands—Rice Dream, Soy Dream, Imagine Natural Organic Soups and Broths, Soy Dream and Rice Dream all-natural frozen desserts and Chocolate Dream solid, non-dairy candy bars.

DuBreton Meats

Les Viandes du Breton is a division of the family business Breton Tradition 1944. It started with the acquisition of the Abattoir du Témis in Notre-Dame-du-Lac (now Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac) in the 1980s.

Always raising its standards, Les Viandes du Breton stands out today for its commitment to reinventing pork production through methods that respect consumer needs, animal welfare and the environment.

Rustic and organic livestock programs are at the heart of a strategy that took off in 2000, making Les Viandes du Breton the first organic and natural pork producer in North America. Its high-quality products are marketed under the duBreton brand.

Dutchman's Gold

Dutchman's Gold was founded in 1981 by the Van Alten family. Starting a sweet tradition with 300 hives, they have grown to now tend 1,500 hives and some 80 million honey bees. They are a Canadian family run business that takes pride in their 100% pure and natural honey and maple products. Dutchman's Gold is proud to offer you our quality, unique, products from nature. They are open year round, and employ15 hardworking individuals to help with beekeeping, extracting, packing, candle making, creating Beauty & the Bee skin care products, administration, and delivering quality Dutchman's Gold products around the GTA.

Earth & City

Earth + City is an exciting and innovative business in Toronto. Their mission is to enrich the health and sustainability of our local food community and economy. Earth and City was created in September 2010 as a way to connect their love for preparing and eating healthy food to the work they do on a daily basis. Earth & City believes that eating according to the Ontario growing season is the most gratifying and worthwhile way to experience food. This is the inspiration behind the ingredients they choose and recipes they make for their menu. All of their ingredients are thoughtfully chosen, with a focus on seasonal availability. Their produce is sourced from many regional farms, often purchased at our farmers’ markets. The pantry staples in their kitchen are gluten-free, mainly organic, and frequently ordered through local food vendors. Toronto is where they live and work, and they are happy to call it home. Earth & City is proud to set up and sell their food in so many local markets in the beautiful Toronto neighbourhoods. If you're near one - stop by and say hello, Earth & City loves nothing more than talking about food, markets, and the awesome city we live in.

Earth Balance

Just outside Boulder, Colorado is where you’ll find a company that’s committed to quality on a whole new scale - that's Earth Balance. All of their products are 100% plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, lactose-free, gluten-free, egg-free, casein-free, have 0g of trans fat and are absolutely delicious. At Earth Balance, taste is king, and everything they make is tasty enough to stand strong on its own, but also make great substitutes in all of your favourite cooking or baking recipes. To put it simply: they use only natural ingredients, are organic-minded, and are whipping up the good stuff to share with everyone who follows a plant-based diet, suffers from food allergies, or just wants to lead a more health-conscious and earth-loving life.

Earth Island Foods
Earth's Best

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Earth's Best is the first and only full line of certified organic food for babies, toddlers and kids, all grown without artificial fertilizers and pesticides. They strive to provide better baby products to ensure that babies can grow up healthy and strong, eating pure, wholesome foods all while protecting the earth through sustainable farming practices. Throughout the years they've grown too: they now offer organic formulas, snacks, meals and even earth-friendly baby body products for your little one. By expanding the trusted Earth's Best brand beyond baby foods they hope all children will grow up with the freshest and purest products possible in a clean and safe world.

Earth's Choice

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Earth’s Choice works hard to make it easy for you. The team directly works with organic farmers, producers and suppliers to make sure your food is sustainable and meets the highest quality.

Earth's Own

Earth's Own Food Company is a pioneering healthy food & beverage company dedicated to nutritional innovation and sustainability in order to actively improve people's lives and wellbeing. With a product line-up that includes leading non-dairy beverage brands So Good, So Nice, and Almond Fresh Earth's Own Food Company is devoted to developing great tasting wholesome products that are good for their consumers, their families, the community, and the planet.


Based out of British Columbia, Earth's Own Food Company is dedicated to wellbeing in everything they do from their nutrition education initiatives and community involvement programs right through to their commitment to making great tasting nutritious products.

Eat Wholesome

Eat Wholesome™ was founded on the belief that when choosing healthy food, you shouldn’t have to compromise on taste.

Eden Organic

Eden is the oldest natural and organic food company in North America and the largest independent manufacturer of dry grocery organic foods. They are deeply rooted in Michigan about twenty miles southwest of Ann Arbor. It is there where they manage grower relations, manufacturing, trucking, quality control, customer and retailer services, marketing, import/export, accounting, databases and websites.

Eden Foods began in Ann Arbor in the late 1960s with friends sourcing natural food. Natural foods were simply not available at the time, so they started the Eden food co-op to bring them in. Their initial $200 orders to Erewhon in Boston and Chico-san in California were well received and caused a local stir. This lead to co-op members traveling rural roads, knocking on doors looking for farmers to grow food using organic methods. The Eden co-op grew into a natural food store offering whole grains, beans, soyfoods, sea vegetables, miso, cereals, vegetable oils, seed and nut butters, and the like. It expanded adding a cafeteria, bakery, and books, and became known as the Eden Deli. It was one of very few places in the U.S.A. where you could get natural, organic, macrobiotic food. Folks came from near and far. Health food stores called asking to get the foods we were carrying. An Eden brand began to take shape.

Over 95% of Eden foods are sold in natural food stores, co-ops, and supermarkets via traditional natural and grocery distribution channels. Website, employee, and wholesale sales make up the remainder. Eden buys all food from, and pays farms directly getting more cash to them. Most is grown a few miles to a few hundred miles from home base. In the Midwest they source wild rice, beans, spelt, soybeans, cabbage, apples, tart cherries, strawberries, pastry wheat, and tomatoes. Other North American family farm organic food includes grains from the Midwest and Western high plains; almonds, pistachios, and brown rice from California; flax and mustard seed from Saskatchewan; dulse is from New Brunswick... the list goes on. 

Edward & Sons

Based out of California, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. supplies innovative natural and organic vegetarian foods to stores and consumers throughout the world. Since the introduction of Miso-Cup®, natural instant soup mix in 1978, they have been guided by their motto, "Convenience without Compromise"®. It is a principle that runs throughout their whole family of food offerings. They believe in simple, wholesome ingredients -- and use as few ingredients as possible to achieve their goals. Their packaged foods are presented for all to enjoy, and those with food allergies will especially appreciate that their delicious and varied offerings are often free from the ingredients that trigger food sensitivities. Since they do not tolerate artificial ingredients in packaged foods, Edward & Sons™ products will never contain artificial flavours or colours, chemical preservatives, or hydrogenated fats. All their items are vegetarian and most are suitable for vegans. They support plant-based diets, organic agriculture, fair trade and other sustainable practices.

El Tounsi
Elmhurst

ELMHURST 1925 WAS FOUNDED IN 2017... HUH, HOW IS THAT?

In 2016, Henry Schwartz closed New York City's last dairy, Elmhurst. This wasn't easy; Elmhurst had been in his family over 90 years, since his father and uncle hand-bottled and delivered milk to Queens and Brooklyn in a truck full of ice blocks. The cows had long since gone, but a famous tradition had ended...

...Until 2017 when Elmhurst reappeared as, of all things, an innovative plant milk company. How could a committed dairyman like Henry make this shocking change?

Henry was concerned, but also intrigued by a steady decline in dairy consumption and the changing American diet. More and more people were eating healthier, adopting plant-based alternatives, and becoming mindful of environmental impact. Actually, so was he.

Henry could see the future of "milk" – and the possibility of evolving into a non-dairy company. But what did he know about plant milks? Then fate intervened. Around this time, Henry had a chance meeting with a famous plant food scientist, Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, who just so happened to be looking for a partner to help bring her revolutionary HydroRelease™ milling process to market. Using just water, HydroRelease separates the natural components of a grain, nut, or seed before reassembling them as a smooth, creamy beverage. The original ingredient's nutrition is maintained, and no gums or emulsifiers are needed to hold the product together.

Elora Brewing Company

Set in the beautiful village of Elora, they make beer that’s well worth drinking. They transformed a historic limestone building into a food, beer and music destination that’s steeped in tradition and celebrated history

Emerald Grasslands

Emerald Grasslands is a brand owned by Can-Dairy, they have partnered with St. Brigid's Dairy Farm in order to create one of the first certified organic, grassfed butters in Ontario. St. Brigid's Dairy is owned and operated by Bill and Cindy van Ness, who practice regenerative land management through rotational grazing their herd of Jersey cattle. Jersey cattle produce milk that is naturally high in butterfat, essential nutrients, and vitamins. Since Canadian winters don't support year-round pasturing, winter feeding regimens have been created to ensure animal health year round. The van Ness' herd feed on primarily non-fermented green-grass cuttings stored from the summer months. Their herd surpases the current Dairy Farmers of Ontario guidelines for grassfed (which requires a minimum of 80% grass in the animals' diet), and they are certified organic - ensuring no use of hormones or antibiotics.

Enviro Glass Straw

Enviro Glass Straw emerged from our concern for the environment and our desire to teach our children to tread gently on the Earth.

Enviro Glass Straw is a family-run business on Vancouver Island, B.C. Our concern for the future of our planet and the overuse of one-time plastic straws led glass blower, Tyler Hayes to make glass straws for his children, Autumn and Morgan.  Friends and family loved the plastic-free glass straws that Tyler was manufacturing in his home studio and Enviro Glass Straw was born.  Together, Tyler and Leah have created a small team that's passionate about what we do.

We are proud that all of our straws are handmade on Vancouver Island, B.C. Our mission is to help reduce waste by providing a beautiful, toxic free, and reusable product.  We hope that our children will learn by example and love our Earth just as much as we do!

Enviro Mushrooms

Enviro Mushroom Farm is located in Milton, Ontario. They grow, pack and market exotic mushrooms such as Enoki and King Oyster from their environmentally controlled facilities. Their 120,000 square-foot hygienic and enviromentally controlled facilities utilizes a unique liquid spawn cultivation method. Although the mushrooms grown at Enviro Farm are not certified organic, Enviro assures the safety and quality of their Enoki and King Oyster mushrooms by growing them with filtered air, purified water, and no pesticides.

Equifruit

Equifruit is a group of diehard believers in ethical fruit sourcing. Especially when it comes to bananas. They are righting the wrongs of banana business history by making it fair from the start, especially for farmers.

Established in 2006, Equifruit is Canada’s leading Fairtrade-certified banana importer. They are a growing produce aisle sweetheart with current distribution in Quebec and Ontario. 

Euclid Farms

Euclid Farms is a small-scale urban flower farm and floral studio, located in West Queen West. We grow chemical-free cut flowers from May to November, support other local growers, and import when necessary. We are 100% flower foam-free, recycle our vases as much as possible, and continue to work to reduce our use of plastic with every arrangement and bouquet that we sell.

Evelyn's Crackers

Evelyn's Crackers discovered Red Fife wheat from a well known cookbook author and friend (Naomi Duguid). It’s a wheat that dates back to the 19th century settlement of Otonabee Township Ontario. This versatile and very flavorful grain, which helped settle the Canadian prairies, became the perfect muse for the crackers. They began thinking about how they could bring Red Fife products to farmers markets and began experimenting with crackers. Among the many people that sampled Evelyn's Crackers was Elizabeth Harris – Founder and former Manager of the Brickworks and Riverdale farmers’ markets. Elizabeth loved them and gave samples to Chefs Jamie Kennedy and Anthony Rose, of Rose and Sons – they were impressed! The next spring they were at the Brickworks Farmers Market and have been growing ever since!

The crackers were named after Dawn and Edmund's daughter, Evelyn. She was 2 years old at the time and so intense in everything she did – walking, jumping, talking - so they approached the crackers in the same way. As she is getting older they make the crackers with her in mind - aiming to create a transparency in the food system that will offer her sustainable food choices in the years to come.

Evelyn’s Crackers exclusively uses older grain varieties grown and milled by Ontario farmers committed to nutrition and long-term agricultural diversity. Being a part of the Local and Slow Food Movements is key for Evelyn's Crackers – educating, spreading the word and creating new products from these heritage grains in as many forms as possible. With more cookies, granola, and new cracker flavours, they can help ensure agricultural diversity by keeping these ancient grains alive.

Everdale

Everdale’s mission is to be a farm-based organization that provides hands-on, solution-based food and farming education to build and engage healthy local communities. Based out of Hillsburgh, Ontario, Everdale accomplishes this as they deliver a wide range of hands-on learning programs on food and farming to people of all ages and backgrounds. Everdale’s three main pillars of work are: production farming, farmer training and school programs.

False Ox

Mike and Jim have decided that it is time for False Ox to weigh-in on the history of drinking. They kind of got into this business because of an interest in history and drinking. They aim to encourage a healthy attitude and respect for drinking whilst informing people about its origins. They will add information as accurately as possible and will add updates if we stumble across any info that is new to us. If anyone sees anything that they think is not correct, let them know and they will explore further.

So here we go. Shrubs were the first drink we started making at False Ox.

The word Shrub is derived from the Arabic word Sharab meaning “to drink”. They originated a few thousand years ago as a byproduct of preservation techniques. The fruits would be stored in vinegar and sugar which would draw out the flavours from the fruit. Once all the fruit had been consumed, they were left with this wonderfully rich, tart, yet sweet liquid that was packed with flavour and very little went to waste back then. They would dilute this “shrub” with water to make it drinkable and were rewarded with a drink more thirst quenching than water that would stay fresher for longer.

Another type of Shrub was popular in England and it started off as a medicinal cordial in the 15th century. Medicinal cordials were usually based in alcohol which had various herbs and spices steeped in it. They were called distilled cordial waters and they were used as alcoholic medicines, used in small doses to invigorate and revitalize the heart, body and spirit as well as cure diseases. They eventually evolved into liqueurs.

Farina Plus

At Farina Plus, Domenic Giambattista's small scale pasta company, everything is made in-house from scratch. They focus on quality over quantity, making everything in small batches. Fillings change seasonally and they crack every egg by hand, resulting in truly fresh, artisinal pasta.

Farm Queen Foods

Farming has been the most inspiring adventure of my life. Starting out with no previous farm experience, I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills since 2007!  Life truly is a journey!

Farm Queen Foods is based on organic, pasture and grass farming principals.  We use sustainable, ecological, humane and organic farm practices to raise a variety of animals, respectfully and environmentally on 50 acres of land located on highway 6 in Grey County.  

I focus on making more organic matter than the land would naturally make on its own. By allowing and assisting the carbon cycle and soil food web to flourish and increase my farm lands fertility naturally, without synthetic inputs. And I am not alone! 

Farm Queen has partnered up with some amazing local alternative farmers. Together we grow a huge selection of respectfully raised, pastured, 100% grass-fed and Certified Organic meats, and more.

Each farmer specializes in growing humanely raised and quality meats and together we offer you a huge collection of the best food grown in Ontario. As a group, we have changed how food is sold in Ontario and how animals are grown. 11 years ago when my dream to be a farmer was just a dream, it was difficult to find pastured and grass-fed meat, now it is all we do!

We all work hard to raise the very best quality foods to share with you! Thank you for celebrating your love of local food with us!

Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Market Foods have the pure, fresh flavor you’d expect to find at a country produce stand. They grow the best fruits and vegetables organically, so that you can take home food that is good for you and good for the world. It’s perfect for daily use in soups, muffins, breads, pancakes, cookies, stews, side dishes, and biscuits – adding nutrition, fiber, and richness to meals. Create soul satisfying, gourmet meals with the Farmer’s Market line of products: golden pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut squash, and pumpkin pie mix infused with cinnamon and other traditional spices. As a mom, an artist, and owner of Farmers Market Foods,  Karla Chambers invites you to enjoy the art and savor the flavor. All Farmer’s Market products are Certified Organic and produced with Organic Farming methods in Corvallis, Oregon.

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is a Demeter certified organic farm, producing grapes for wine and juice, which is available in 20 L pails. Laura is a very busy farmer and she asks that you call ahead to order juice and for directions to her farm. 

The farm also produces raspberries, blackberries, pears, blueberries, and other seasonal fruit. A big surprise to many is that they can even grow figs in their passive solar greenhouse. Feast of Fields attends a number of Toronto farmers' markets, which is the only place you can purchase the fruits of her labor, other than the juice.

Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree is a producer of premium drink mixers, founded in 2005. Based in Southwest London, Fever-Tree makes a variety of products including tonic water, ginger beer and lemonade.

 

Following a 'tonic tasting' on the US market, Charles Rolls - who built his reputation running Plymouth Gin - joined forces with Tim Warrillow, who had a background in luxury food marketing, to analyze the composition of mixers. They discovered that the majority were preserved with sodium benzoate or similar substances, while cheap orange aromatics such as decanal and artificial sweeteners (such as saccharin) were widespread.

 

And so started a 15 month journey. Days in the British Library researching quinine sources from as far back as 1620, trips to find the purest strains of this key ingredient and five iterations of the recipe were tasted before Charles and Tim were happy with the result and the first bottle of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water was produced in 2005.

 

The brand name was chosen due to ‘Fever Tree’ being the colloquial name for the Cinchona Tree in which quinine, a key ingredient for tonic, is found. The highest quality quinine is sourced from the Rwanda Congo border and blended with spring water and eight botanical flavours, including rare ingredients such as marigold extracts and a bitter orange from Tanzania. No artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavourings are added. The highly carbonated tonic, consisting of small ‘champagne’ bubbles for a smoother taste, is packaged in 200mL single serve glass bottles, the perfect size for a double measure gin & tonic.

Field Day

Bearing the USDA Organic seal ensures that products are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing soil qualities, animal raising practices, the use of additives and more.

 

Field Day promise to produce and sell only the highest quality of products.

They make sure our offerings adhere to the most rigorous of standards through third party certifications.

Field Day promise to provide great taste.

What they leave out in artificial flavors, colors, and unnecessary preservatives, they make up for in pure deliciousness.

Field Day promise to remain value priced.

With the cost of living and organic food on the rise, we believe that healthy eating should be an achievable lifestyle for every family.

FIeld Day promise to deliver standards your customers deserve.

They stay true to our partnerships with USDA, Non GMO project, Fair Trade Association, Whole Grain Council and more to help communicate our quality to your customers.

Field Gate Organics

Fresh from their farm, to your table! Ontario born, Field Gate Organics wants to provide the best tasting product on the market by raising healthy, humane organic animals the way mother nature intended it to be.
Certified organic farmers, experienced butchers and friendly staff produce, process and distribute high quality certified organic beef, pork, lamb and poultry.

Fifth Town Artisan Cheese
Filsinger's

Ontario based Filsinger’s orchard has been an organic orchard since 1953! Their soils and trees have been balanced with seaweed extracts, trace minerals and compost. Their apples are grown without the use of chemical herbicides and pesticides and they are certified organic by OCIA International.

First Food Organics

First Food Organics started in 2010 as a small company that made frozen organic baby food by hand with fresh, local ingredients. They quickly realized there was another part of the category that desperately needed more selection – the baby food aisle at their local grocery store. So in 2012, they decided to take a big step and launch a line of organic products that would bring quality, product innovation and choice to Canadian parents. A far cry fromt their humble beginnings in a small commercial kitchen!

Today they offer a wide selection of organic infant cereals and toddler snacks that use simple, high quality ingredients and taste great too! 

Fisherfolk

Fisherfolk is named in honour of the proud, conscientious folk who put their best product forward. We will always consider the long hours and effort that are put into harvesting, cultivating and producing a high quality fish in our modern times. With so much competition to do everything cheaper, there is more and more pressure on fisheries to offload costs in ways that sacrifice the product, people and heritage. It is our hope, that through the quality fish we offer, we can help to keep self-sustaining, proud fisherfolk doing what they love for generations to come. Bringing top of the line Canadian Fish & Seafood from coast to coast.

Flat Rock Cellars

Only in finding the perfect piece of land on the Twenty Mile Bench were we able to make the Flat Rock dream a reality. The estate combines perfect growing and soil conditions (or terroir) with natural beauty and ideal topography. In fact, the slope is reminiscent of the great vineyards in Burgundy.

Flat Rock Cellars’ vineyards are comprised of 80 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, with a small patch of Gewurztraminer for good measure. We chose these varieties as an integral part of our overall winemaking strategy, because they are best suited to cooler climate of the Niagara Peninsula and more specifically the Twenty Mile Bench.

One of the fundamental principles in quality winemaking is the ability to control and ensure balanced yields in the vineyard. At Flat Rock Cellars all of our grapes are cropped at levels that ensure fruit quality and intensity of varietal character; our winemaker and vineyard manager direct every step of the process.

In order for Ontario wineries to be a certified sustainable winery, they must complete an in-depth questionnaire to validate their sustainable practices that are verified through an independent audit. To date only 13 Ontario wineries have achieved this certification.

Flow

Flow Alkaline Spring Water is 100% artesian spring water from Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.

What is alkaline?

Alkaline is a measurement of the ability to absorb acid. The more alkaline a liquid, the less acidic it will be. Alkaline water is rich in alkalizing compounds, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. All naturally occurring minerals found in Flow Alkaline Spring Water.

 

In the Clean Water Act, Flow® trust. They work with hydrologists who conduct studies that help them understand how best to protect our natural source. This means ensuring that the water wthey take is sustainable and the surrounding environment is preserved.

 

Their pack.

Paperboard pack. Plant-based cap. +68% renewable. 100% recyclable. Designed to have a low carbon footprint. Now, that’s *good*.

 

B CORP CERTIFIED

B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Flow Water Inc. has been designated as a Certified B Corporation by B Lab for meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. Only 2,225 corporations worldwide have received B Corp certification to date and Flow® is proud to be part of a growing global movement using business as a force for good.

A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Flow® goal is to help people hydrate mindfully. With their sustainable practices, they’re on the right track, but they want to be better. Their goal is to produce a 100% sustainable pack by 2024. Flow® have also partnered with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s top green energy provider. They help Flow® match all the conventional energy they use with clean, renewable resources that go into the grid.

 

Foggy River Farm

Located in Ontario's beautiful Durham Region, we farm small-scale on two different pieces of land and strive to apply the principles of permaculture in our growing practices. We call the northern property our "experimental farm" - with a long-term outlook, we are testing the limits of various growing techniques while building a food forest. The southern property is a shorter-term approach - using more of a 'market garden' style layout and cultivation technique.

We grow over 40 different types of herbs, as well as other perennial crops including berry shrubs and fruit and nut trees. Finally, we forage our beautiful woods for wild medicinals, from evergreen trees to wildflowers and mushrooms.

We are constantly honing our skills and evolving our practices, with the goals of:

  •     Sharing the benefits of herbal tea and botanical medicine with our wonderful community of customers
  •     Being the thoughtful caretakers of healthy soil and beautiful nutrient-dense crops
  •     Teaching others about sustainable farming practices
  •     Increasing knowledge about beneficial plants that grow in our local ecosystem
  •     Partnering on projects with local medicine makers, brewers, distillers, chefs, and restaurants


Our farm is based on the principles of permaculture (rooted in the two words "permanent" and "agriculture"). Organic farming is a part of Permaculture, but not the whole part. Permaculture is much more than an agricultural system, it is a system of living.

Food For Life

Food For Life's story probably began a little something like yours. It was 1964, and our grandfather, Max Torres, worked at a local, neighborhood natural foods store. He started to become more aware of his body and his health, and very passionate about understanding the intricacies of food. He began to study how foods, when paired with an understanding of one’s own body, can truly uplift, relieve and fulfill one with strength and energy.

50 years and more than 60 products later, our mission is the same. To craft truly wholesome baked goods that specifically cater to helping health aware people who understand the needs of their bodies live life to the fullest.

Food For Life take the time to sprout the grains in most all of our products to release nutrients that would otherwise remain dormant. In other cases, we use more than 18 grains and seeds from all over the world in a single loaf of bread, so you can benefit from the most nutrient rich, wholesome products out there. Food For Life developed yeast-free, gluten-free, vegan and diabetic-friendly selections that promote wellness, happiness and assure peace of mind.

From their pastas and breads, to our cereals, tortillas and english muffins we literally strive to bring you the very best food for your life.

  • Food For Life diet-specific products are certified by 3rd parties for peace of mind.
  • The majority of ingredients in Food For Life's products are certified organic.
  • Food For Life use sprouted grains in the majority of our products .
  • Food For Life products are certified kosher.
  • Food For Life don’t use any genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Food For Life don’t use anything artificial – no preservatives, shortenings or refined sugars.
  • Food For Life use a unique slow-bake process to preserve the natural fiber and bran benefits of grains.

Being aware and respecting what your body needs and requires is not a stigma, it’s a way of living a healthier more active life – and they are here to support you on your journey.

FoodShare Toronto

At FoodShare, we aim to centre food justice in our work by collaborating with and taking our cue from those most affected by poverty and food insecurity — Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities. Our goal is to inspire long-term solutions for a food system where everyone has access to affordable, fresh, nutritious food. We reach over 260,000 people each year.

VISION

Good Healthy Food for All!

Everything we do at FoodShare Toronto is aimed at realizing a resilient, just and sustainable food system to ensure Good Healthy Food for All! We do this by:

  • demonstrating inspiring models of change
  • animating grass roots initiatives
  • training children and adults
  • advocating for food security

MISSION

Our mission is to increase access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables and fruit through community led projects. All of FoodShare’s work is guided by strong beliefs that reflect our commitment to food security and food justice. As a leader in food security locally and globally, we collaborate with others who share our beliefs to realize our vision of good healthy food for all.

Forbes Wild Foods

Forbes Wild Foods is a Canadian company that supplies wild foods primarily to restaurants and hotels, gift, food, and health stores, and to online customers. All of their foods are harvested from the Canadian wilderness by trained pickers who practice sustainable harvesting methods – sustainable for that particular plant species, but also sustainable for the pickers, whose livelihood is supported by a thriving source of wild foods, and sustainable for other wildlife. The pickers are usually residents of rural or remote communities who respect the lands that support them. They are Aboriginal people, women, youth, and farmers.

Only those wild foods whose survival is not in danger are used. Forbes Wild Foods also works with wild food producers to help propagate rare wild food plants by planting roots and seeds in lands that need remedial attention such as overgrazed woodlots and pastures.

Four O'Clock

Classic teas, inspired by journeys spent around the world. Four O'clock's teas are made of ingredients sourced from plantations that are carefully chosen. Individually wrapped, each variety in the collection presents a unique work of art evoking its distinctive personality. Enjoy Four O'clock tea in the morning or in the evening!

Four Sigmatic

Beyond the Portobello, an entire kingdom of mushrooms exists, many with amazing health benefits for immunity, energy, and longevity that have been studied for centuries. At Four Sigmatic, they believe in the real magic of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane, as well as other superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help us live healthier, more enhanced lives.

Four Sigmatic make drinking mushrooms and superfoods delicious and easy-to-do with their Mushroom Coffees, Mushroom Superfood Blends, and Mushroom Elixirs. They sell tins for at-home use and single-serve packets, which are convenient to carry (and share!). They love blending their products with a cup of hot water and nut milk or mixing them into their smoothies and shakes. Four Sigmatic has a myriad of recipes if you feel like getting fancy, and they even wrote a whole cookbook about how to use them. But the bottom line is, they believe life is better when we’re #onshrooms, every day, all day.

Fourth Wall

Fourth Wall Wines is the novel vinous project from Joel Wilcox.

Joel grew up in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario, Canada) and has worked with wine in all phases since 2000. He has polished glasses, pruned canopies, cleaned tanks, written label copy, entertained celebrities, spilled Chambertin, and tracked pallets across the oceans.

But home is special. Local matters, now more than ever.

He is guided by the desire to create distinctive, singular wines. The highest levels of quality that can be achieved in Ontario. And that doesn’t happen in a vacuum: we need to learn from each other.

At the time of this writing, there is no ‘Fourth Wall Winery’ — just an invisible, simulated network of forward-thinking partner-wineries. Call it a ‘Virtual Negociant‘ or a ‘Simulacra Winery’.

And the wines can handle the rest of the conversation.

Fox Poultry

Fox Poultry is run by Debbie and Amy up in Erin, Ontario. They have a small flock of Geese, Chickens, Ducks, and Turkey on 10 acres of land. Their flock has a range of predator-protected land that they can roam freely, as well, Debbie and Amy walk their flock to the pond outside of the fenced land every day. The birds are rasied without the use of hormones or antibiotics and are fed a certified organic feed in addition to the bugs and seeds they forage outdoors. The ducks also get special treats in the different seasons: watermelon is a summertime favourite, and pumpkin in the Fall gets them quacking! 

They've chosen to raise a few different breeds of poultry, and are able to get their geese and ducks from a local breeder who is located quite close to them. 

Freeman Herbs

Freeman Herbs is committed to the enjoyment of herbs. They aspire to this each day by focusing their efforts on quality and service. In doing so, their goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of those who share their passion; their employees, their customers, and the end consumer.

In 1979 on his family farm Tim Freeman grew four trays of herbs. He did not sell a single one. The following year he grew three hundred trays and sold them all. This represented the future of not only insightful business acumen, but also of what was to become the premier herb growing operation of Freeman Herbs.

Beginning in 1990 many companies tried to acquire ownership of this successful agricultural operation. Until Tim was approached by his neighbors and business associates the Hendriks family in 2004 he was not convinced that the values on which the business had been built would remain intact.

Discussions proceeded and at the conclusion Tim agreed to sell full ownership rights of Freeman Herbs to the Hendriks family. Tim was confident that quality and service, combined with a strong work ethic would remain a key component of the Freeman Herb name long into the future with the sale to the Hendriks family. Today Freeman Herbs is one of the leading growers and distributors of fresh herbs in Canada.

From its humble beginnings Freeman herbs is now the largest fresh herb grower in Canada, and listed in the top five in North America. As the company continues to grow sight is not lost on the main focus of quality and customer service. The dedicated approach to these elements of the operation allows Freeman Herbs and their customers to experience the success and enjoyment of herbs at an optimum level.

Today Freeman Herbs grows over one hundred varieties of herbs with the recent introduction of the Organic Herbs and Vegetable line. 

Fresh City

Fresh City wants to change how you eat. By bringing makers and eaters closer together, we hope to rekindle the intimacy between people, land and food. For most of us today, farming is an invisible activity. We have lost all contact with the very activity that ten thousand years ago set our species off on its present course. By farming in the city and working with other like-minded makers, we deliver a food experience that respects our bodies, our planet and our shared tomorrow.

Fresh City Farms
Fressy Bessie Food Inc

Fressie Bessy began in 2014 when Jackie was looking for a new path. Inspired by her love of food and commitment to feeding her daughter healthy, home-prepared fruits and vegetables (all of which she loved), she started making baby food and selling it at local farmer’s markets. 

Fressy Bessie creates all of their products in a certified commercial kitchen right here in Toronto using fresh, local, in-season ingredients, the majority of which are organic. (This means they end up doing crazy things like pureeing and deep-freezing 12 giant buckets worth of local apples in a day – but it’s 100% worth it!)

 

Frog Pond Winery

Ontario’s first fully certified organic winery takes pride in growing premium grapes using only environmentally sound practices. Owner Jens Gemmrich believes in working in harmony with nature by trying to establish a balanced environment both in the vineyard as well as in the winemaking process. He lovingly cares for this unique
family farm in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

All our wines are organic, vegan and gluten free. Here at Frogpond Farm we believe that creating harmony in nature is the prerequisite for a truly authentic wine.

Fromagerie Blackburn

A dairy farm also involved in field crops and market farming, Ferme ABG Blackburn is 750 acres of arable land operated by a family of dedicated farmers for four generations. With its Holstein herd of over 250 cows, the dairy farm prides itself on producing superior quality milk that draws on the richness of the northern terroir, which is also responsible for the exceptional and distinctive taste of its cheeses.

Fromagerie Blackburn proudly offers unique cheeses made from its own dairy production. Using traditional methods supplemented by sustainable technological equipment, the cheese dairy is able to maintain the quality of its products with remarkable consistency.

The Blackburn family is present at every stage of the cheese’s aging process to ensure it reaches its optimum quality. The smallest details matter: rind, aroma, colour and texture are all elements that are closely monitored and controlled. Thanks to their skill and experience, their great knowledge of the world of cheeses and their passion, the cheesemakers deliver their products with all the taste, individual notes and flavours their fans have come to expect.

Fromagerie de la Moutonnière

Fromagerie de la Moutonnière is a pioneer in the history of Quebec sheep cheeses. In the early 1990s, Lucille Giroux, owner of Bergerie de la Moutonnière since 1977, decided to start producing cheese. Ms. Giroux then imported 33 dairy ewes from Sweden and, in 1995, launched Quebec's first sheep cheese, its feta cheese. In 2000, the cheesemaker partnered with Alastair MacKenzie, a sheep production specialist from New Zealand. It was at this time that the cheese factory set up underground ripening cellars. However, some cheeses continued to be matured… in the basement of the cheese maker!

Since 2009, all Moutonnière cheeses have been made at the new cheese factory, located in the old presbytery, in the heart of the village of Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester.

The artisanal cheeses of La Moutonnière are produced with the milk of the 200 ewes of the cheese factory, as well as with the milk of some sheepfolds in the area. However, they are always made with the milk of a single herd, in order to ensure the continuity of the taste of the different products. La Moutonnière now produces several dairy products and around ten cured or fresh cheeses.

Fromagerie du Presbytere

The Fromagerie du Presbytère team is made up of the Morin brothers: Jean and Dominic, Dominic’s children: Thomas, Charles, Alexis and Èva, as well as a handful of collaborators who help run the operations of the Louis d’Or farm, this family-owned facility located in the heart of the village of Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick in Quebec. The team also includes the fifteen or so artisan cheesemakers who work hard in the former rectory across the street to turn milk of the highest quality into the best cheeses.

Fromagerie F.X. Pichet

Quebec based, F.X. Pichet has a team of passionate people who take their work seriously. Each day, they give the best of themselves to offer you high quality organanic cheeses. Their mission is to provide their customers local cheeses made from non-pasteurized organic milk. All of their processing and manufacturing pratices follow the tradition of artisanal cheesemaking. They also promote respect for the environment and sustainable development of their company and the society in which they operate.

Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser

Fritz Kaiser is a master cheese maker and leading pioneer in the creation of Canadian "Raclette". His Fromagerie is located in Noyan, Quebec and specializes in the production of firm and semi-firm, washed rind cheeses. Fritz Kaiser began crafting his cheeses in 1981 according to the traditions from his homeland Switzerland.

Fromagerie Hamel
Fromagerie La Station de Compton

Fromagerie La Station de Compton is a Certified Organic dairy farm situated in Compton, Quebec. They have been practising organic farming techniques since 1995, and are a multi-generational family farm. At Station de Compton, they raise Organic Dairy Cattle and use that same milk for their cheese - also known as a Farmstead Cheese - wherein they never draw milk from outside sources. They also grow Organic Asparagus, and have a maple grove for producing Maple Syrup.

Fromagerie Mississka
Fromagerie Montebello

The cheese factory was born in 2011 following the meeting of two men, Alain Boyer and Guy Boucher. Having worked as a cheese maker in the past, Mr. Boyer dreamed of owning his cheese factory. Aware that such a project was difficult to achieve on his own, his meeting with Guy Boucher, an accountant by training who, for his part, dreamed of becoming the owner of a business, would give him the means to make his dream come true. Mr. Boucher thus tackled the financial plan, while Mr. Boyer launched into production. The Montebello cheese dairy officially opened its doors in June 2011. Located in the former seigneury of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the Montebello cheese dairy offers fine cheeses that refer to the famous 18th century politician.

Fromagerie Ruban Bleu

The Ruban Bleu cheese dairy was one of the first to market goat cheese in Quebec. In the early 1980s, the newly retired city-dweller couple Denise Poirier and Jean-Paul Rivard bought a house in Saint-Isidore. In order to please their children, they bought some goats. As the surplus of milk was considerable, the couple then began to produce artisan goat cheese. The name of the cheese factory was found around this time: the blue ribbon is the prize that one of their goats received in a competition.  Caroline Tardif and Jean-François Hébert took over the business in 2005. They then doubled the herd of dairy goats and significantly increased production. They have also undertaken the construction of more modern facilities: The new cheese dairy opened in Mercier in 2009. Their herd now numbers 85 goats, whose milk is used in the manufacture of around thirty products. In addition to mature cheeses, they also make Feta and Cheddar cheese, as well as a spreadable goat cheese, plain or with fine herbs: La Beurasse.

Frontier Co-op

Frontier Natural Products Co-op is a wholesaler of natural and organic products, founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa. It sells products under the Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia brands. Their products are found in natural products stores and specialty shops throughout the United States and Canada. By offering easy access to high-quality, competitively priced choices that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible, Frontier seeks to lead the way in bringing nature -- and peace of mind -- to customers. As a leading supplier of organic herbs and spices, Frontier Co-op holds a leadership position, not only in the marketplace, but also in the effort to convert food producers to sustainable farming and production practices. Their work is driven by the belief that fostering environmental responsibility is crucial to our world's future.

Fruit D'Or

Based in Quebec, Fruit d’Or offers a wide range of cranberry and blueberry products. Whether you’re looking for dried fruit, puree or concentrated fruit juice, frozen fruit, fruit in puree or powder form, you will find it at Fruit d’Or.

Fruit d’Or’s mission is to provide organic small fruit and their products while reducing its environmental impact. Since its creation, Fruit d’Or has been working to improve its practices, with an environmentally friendly approach, by meeting and surpassing the standards of environmental and sustainable development. Fruit d’Or and its producers, suppliers and all its staff, are committed to:

Ecology and Environment
- Improving sustainable procurement by choosing eco-friendly suppliers and growers who adhere to the principles of environmental and sustainable development
- Implementing projects that promote responsible management of resources.

Equity and Social Solidarity
- Improving sustainable procurement by choosing eco-friendly suppliers who adhere to ethical principles
- Involvement in social and cultural environments.

Environmentally friendly products and consumers
- Constantly improve recycling methods and develop discharge
- Improve procedures, products and services
- Broaden training and implementation of environmental practices among employees
- Encourage employees to do their part
- Maintain first-class certifications
- Ensure traceability of incoming produce and processed products
- Promote production and development of organic products.

Health and quality of life
- Promote knowledge of sustainable development in the workplace and in the community
- Ensure the well-being and respect of employees.

Gabi's Foods
Galerie au Chocolat

Since 1985 Galerie au Chocolat has been producing premium chocolates and confections for the North American market.

A privately-owned chocolate maker located in Montreal, Canada, we believe that beginning with exceptional ingredients, we deliver exceptional taste experiences.

As a leading North American supplier of ultra-premium chocolate confections, our Fairtrade chocolates are produced with only the best, ethically-sourced ingredients from around the world and our artisanal chocolates are beautiful both inside and out of the packaging.

Our chocolate experts source these ingredients and our master chocolatiers infuse them with creativity, passion and the integrity of our time-honoured chocolate making process.

While we are proud of the expertise and effort that go into the production of every piece of our chocolate, we are equally proud of our partnerships with local businesses and suppliers and our stalwart commitment to a sustainable corporate ecosystem.

For more than 35 years, we’ve created chocolates and confections that delight our customers with each decadent bite.

Discerning consumers appreciate the simplicity, quality and taste of our chocolates. You might not know that each box is hand-wrapped, and each bow is hand-tied the same way, but you’ll taste the difference.

Geisha Brand

Since our inception in 1998, Geesha Foods International Inc. has become a trusted household name in the packaged foods industry. As a Canadian family-owned Small Business focuesd on Paleo-friendly products, we believe simple age-old foods are essential to a healthy and happy life. You'll find only real food ingredients in our organic coconut products. 

Genuine Tea

Genuine Tea was inspired by the journey of two young adventure seekers. David and Sarah got lost in their travels, found community in the most unlikely of places and sipped their way across the tea plantations of Asia. They returned to Toronto in 2014 and now import only the finest teas directly from the source - without the use of artificial colours or flavours. Support David and Sarah in their mission to promote quality and transparency in the tea industry. #lovegoodtea 


For your enjoyment, here is a link to a little video that Genuine Tea put together. Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=x00K-oLcpq8

Georgian Bay Granola

Georgian Bay Granola Company is a family run Canadian business founded in Parry Sound Ontario. We are inspired by a passion for delicious, healthy, organic food.  Our granolas are oven baked using organic, gluten-free and kosher ingredients. We sweeten gently with organic Canadian maple syrup, organic honey, or organic coconut nectar. Just pure, natural, organic and gluten free ingredients.    

Sheila, the founder of Georgian Bay Granola Company, began making granola in the early 1970s for her growing family. Convinced she could make more nutritious and delicious granola than those available in stores, Sheila created recipes with wholesome, pure ingredients and served her granola to delighted family and friends.

Georgian Hills

At Georgian Hills Vineyards, we know that we are only as good as the people we work with, and thankfully we have been blessed with an abundance of talent and passion.

Like our vines, every year our team grows deeper in understanding the business of a destination winery and all the elements to making it a success and a wonderful place for people to visit.

From the vineyards, to the winery, to the tasting room, we are all committed to producing fine wines, distinct ciders and great experiences for our customers.

We love what we do, and want to share it with you!

GimMe Organic

In every sense. gimMe Health Foods is owned and operated by Annie Chun and her husband Steve Broad. They’re food lovers, parents, experienced entrepreneurs, and roasted seaweed fanatics.

Their family is multi-cultural just like their products. Annie was born and raised in Korea, home to the best seaweed on the planet. Steve grew up in Northern California where he learned early how much better food tastes when it’s all natural and grown fresh. Annie’s knowledge of authentic Korean culture and expertise in Asian cooking feeds the soul of their company. Steve’s business experience, sales, and management skills keep it running smoothly. They both share a real passion for creating healthy Asian foods that taste great, especially to kids. Together, they’ve founded California based gimMe to share their passion and love of roasted seaweed with you and your family.

After starting, growing, and ultimately selling their first natural food company—Annie Chun’s, one of the leading Asian food brands in the U.S., they were inspired to do it again. One evening, their family was sitting around the dinner table brainstorming when their teenaged daughter Mia had a great idea—start a company that sells the best possible roasted seaweed in delicious new flavors. They all love roasted seaweed and have been eating this healthy Asian snack for years. 

Gldn Hour

We all make time for the beauty we can see but often forget how valuable it is to build beauty from within. that’s why we made gldn hour; each can contains 5g of collagen that will boost beauty from the inside out. rejuvenating and refreshing, gldn hour is like taking a sip of self-care.

 

All natural, infused with sustainably caught marine collagen and organic aloe vera inner leaf, gldn hour sparkling waters make it easy to drink more than your daily dose of self-care. inspired by the rising and setting of the sun, cherish the moment and take a sip of beauty on-the-go. 

 

- Julia & Jessica <3

GLG Organics

Organics is all about a food cycle that cares about the environment and people. In 2019 Great Lakes Greenhouses significantly increased their organic production by adding 28 acres, bringing our total Organics to 32 acres. In 2020 they introduced Organic Mini Eggplant into their line-up. Now in 2021 they have planted Organic Tomatoes on the Vine and Bell Peppers.

Glutino

In the 30 years that Glutino’s been cooking gluten free, they’ve learned a thing or two. They’ve learned the value of your trust. Your trust is the driving force behind their single-minded determination to keep every one of their almost 100 products pristinely gluten free. They’ve learned to cook with their ears open, always listening to your ideas and suggestions. And they’ve learned that the real reason that Glutino is the top selling gluten free brand in North America is because you. And it’s because of you that they continue to grow their family of products. Glutino teamed with Gluten Free Pantry back in 2004 and created a comprehensive line of gluten free products that is unparalleled.

Glutino is based in Boulder, Colorado and is part of a family of companies called Boulder Brands. With sister brands like Smart Balance®, Earth Balance®, Udi’s® Gluten Free and others on the horizon, all of these brands share a common vision.  A vision that focuses on you and the food you want for your family. A vision that turns deliberately away from the mindless machinations of an industrialized food culture and returns you to the head of the table.

Go Bio

GoBIO! is operated by Anke Kruse (the President) is a pioneer in the Canadian organic food industry with close to 30 years of experience.

The team takes pride in offering you only the highest quality organic and mostly gluten-free products! GoBIO! is constantly searching for new and exciting organic products, delicately checking through all ingredients to ensure that they are produced accordingly to Canadian Organic Standards.

GoGo Quinoa

Gogo Quinoa™started their operations in 2004 with the arrival of a first container of quinoa pasta. Their ambition was to create an ethical business dedicated to the promotion of organic food and fair trade practices. Six years later the GoGo Quinoa™products line includes over 30 gluten-free, vegan and organic products made from quinoa and amaranth and distributed across Canada. GoGo Quinoa is a manufacturer specialized in ancient grains and quinoa products. The purpose of GoGo Quinoa has been to provide healthy gluten – free products not only to those with celiac disease, wheat allergies, gluten intolerance or on wheat free diet, but also organic, vegan and delicious tasting products that the whole family will enjoy. All their products such as their gluten-free cookies chocolate chips, gluten-free pasta with quinoa or amaranth grains, Granissimo blends and Ready to cook Paella, Pilaf, Burger Mix, Pancake mix, Hot cereal mix and many others are made with only highest quality ingredients. They are headquartered in a twenty thousand square feet facility in Ville St-Laurent, in Montreal and continue to grow their line by developing and manufacturing products that incorporate local ingredients and fulfill their customers tastes and needs.

Gold Rush

Gold Rush brings good old fashioned natural ingredients to your table like mom intended. Gold Rush products are not previously fried (contain no cooking oil), providing you with a healthier alternative for your meals. With potatoes grown and selected specifically for Gold Rush, you can be sure you won’t find cast-ois (low quality pieces) that you may see in other products. We encourage you to look at the ingredients and make your choice based on the facts.
TASTE THE SUNSHINE!

Golden Innisfree Farm

Golden Innisfree Farm is a herbal farm and a registered Botanic Garden and educational centre centred in Royston, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. They host an extensive collection of medicinal plants and a dispensary making herbal teas and other preparations. They grow a garden of culinary herbs, medicinal plants, vegetables and berries. They are a Biophilia Centre, a nature oasis with a mission, to teach botanical medicine, health, nutrition, lifestyle, biology and life, with a view to heal and reconnect people to their ancestry in Nature. The do this by offering workshops and other community programs on herbal medicine, organic gardening, permaculture, horticulture therapy, nutrition, and other relevant topics. Innisfree runs an internship program where volunteers and apprentices come for longer stays to help the farm and learn and practice what they learn. They also run programs for school children to appreciate nature and what it takes to grow food.

Innisfree Farm is also a healing centre. They offer programs to empower, heal, and create community. Gardens without Borders operates from Innisfree Farm. It is a non profit organization dedicated to the traditional knowledge of plants and Horticulture Therapy. From June to October, the vegetable and culinary herb gardens supply a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a weekend neighbourhood market stand, and local restaurants, with a variety of vegetables and culinary herbs, medicinal teas, flowers, berries, and eggs. They keep a seed collection of many of their plants, and sell organic seeds and seedlings.

GoMacro

In 2003, Amelia Kirchoff was diagnosed with breast cancer. After speaking with her daughter, Jola, Amelia decided to fight the cancer with a macrobiotic, plant-based diet in addition to a local lumpectomy. In the face of adversity, Jola and Amelia came together, fought the cancer, and Amelia won. During her battle with cancer, Amelia created the MacroBar recipe in her kitchen on the Wisconsin family farm. In the years following, Amelia and Jola began spreading the power of a balanced plant-based lifestyle through GoMacro.

Since the brand’s launch in 2004, they’ve grown from selling MacroBars at local markets to national distribution in over 55,000 locations. The success of GoMacro has only fueled their passion for spreading awareness to the world about the benefits of balanced, plant-based living. Today, Jola runs the business and when Amelia is not tending to the farm, she is working with the innovations team to develop the newest GoMacro recipe.

Good Food For Good

GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD stands for “good food” and “good business.” They believe food should be made with only real ingredients found in a kitchen and should be consumed fresh and NOT several months after manufacturing! They also believe that the goal of a business is more than just the pursuit of profit. All of their foods are handmade in Toronto using fresh, whole and mostly organic ingredients. Their foods contain absolutely no additives, preservatives, powders, extracts or concentrates. They also strive to source as much local ingredients as possible and have partnered with Samsara Fields in Waterford, ON to source certified organic produce during the Ontario growing season.

GoodDrink

Good Drink is a beverage company based in Fort Langley, British Columbia. They are part of the Choose to Give movement, whereby they provide the equal volume of clean water to those in need, as the volume of beverages that they sell. Drop for drop. So far they have brought clean water to over 10,000 people and pumped over 144,000 litres of fresh water. 

GoodLot Brewing Co.

Farm Raised Beer
Welcome to GoodLot Farmstead Brewing. We are the first farm-to-barrel brewery in the Greenbelt – Ontario’s finest agricultural region. We make fresh, super-local, estate-quality ales & lagers, using ingredients raised on our own farm.

GoodLot Brewing is a natural extension of our organic farm. We embrace a holistic approach to agriculture to produce quality, nutrient-dense ingredients. Our beer, inspired by Mother Nature’s bountiful canvas, embodies our values to protect our water, promote soil health and biodiversity, and whole-heartedly support our community every step of the way.

We like big belly laughs while we work and dancing in the fields.

This is the GoodLot Mantra. 

Gorrie Line Produce

Located in Wroxeter, Ontario, Gorrie Line Produce provides Fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and other wholesome edibles!

Grainstorm

Grainstorm was founded in 2010 by David Zivot, a Toronto marketer and avid foodie who had spent over 20 years hunched at his computer getting increasingly fat and unhealthy. This is what prompted David to forge himself a path to healthy eating that didn't require giving up good food. He lost almost 60 pounds and became fit for the first time since he got his driver's license. An important part of this new healthy path was nutritious baked goods made with stone-ground heritage grains, milled fresh in the family kitchen. When David and his family first started grinding their own flour, they were AMAZED by the difference in quality. Not just how delicious it was, but how they FELT after eating it — satisfied and energized rather than tired and sluggish. It felt like a healthy baking miracle. Yet all it was was using common sense to get back to basics with fresh, whole food. David started wondering: “Why don’t more people know about this?” So he created GRAINSTORM to make baked goods good again- bringing back fresh stone-ground certified organic grains in an east-to-use baking mix format- making authentic heritage baking easy and fun for everyone.

Greek Gods

The Greek Gods® Greek-Style Yogurt has a rich and creamy texture and delicious flavor. With such a wide range of flavors, there is something to please every palate.

The Greek Gods® Greek-Style Yogurt conforms to the definition of yogurt as specified in the federal regulations for foods with a standard of identity and, as such, the nutritional composition, including protein content, is accurate and representative of yogurt.

In addition to delicious taste, The Greek Gods® Greek-Style Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and contains “Live and Active Cultures, including probiotics.”

The Greek Gods® brand products are gluten-free, kosher and non GMO.

Fresh City is proud to get their Greek yogurt supplied by the Greek Gods®

Green Goddess Fromagerie

WE LOVE CHEESE

Green Goddess Fromagerie is an Artisan Vegan Cheese Purveyor, based in Guelph, Ontario, founded by a family of lifelong cheese lovers. Green Goddess cheese was born in the kitchen, with a desire to achieve the alignment of ethics and health without compromising exceptional taste.

We love cheese, and we don’t think that dairy-free cheese needs to be a compromise.

Our mission is to make the highest quality artisan vegan cheese that is creative, delicious and versatile. Cheese that can stand alone on a cheese board, make the most luxurious pasta, take your salad up a notch, or inspire your creativity in the kitchen.

FRESH INGREDIENTS, UNIQUE TASTE

All of our products are made using traditional cheese-making techniques, but non-traditional ingredients. Everything is cultured, and aged in-house. Every wheel or brick is hand-formed, hand-cut, and hand-packaged.

Unlike other vegan cheese, each variety of our cheese has its own distinct texture, and level of firmness. With 15 unique flavours, there is something for everyone, even the committed omnivores in your life.

Green Island Mushroom Farm

Green Island Mushroom Farm is an all year round specialty mushroom farm in Simcoe County. 
They specialize in the growth of Oyster mushroom.

Green Table Foods Inc.

Green Table Foods is a family-owned business in Guelph Ontario. Since 2005, they’ve been making nutritious, lacto-fermented vegetable foods with certified organic, farm-direct ingredients, one small batch at a time. 

They purchase their ingredients directly from farmers in the Guelph region. This ensures a fair price for the hard work they do all year long, and a stable price for their customers. With Respect for People being the motivating force, it helps to put food dollars directly back into our local economy. Green Table does not use any weird or unpronounceable ingredients, and keep their supply chain as simple and transparent as possible.

Everything is processed in-house — from peeling and slicing their own carrots, grinding up fresh ginger root, to slicing cabbage into thin, lacy furls. Their products are also wild fermented — which means the process requires no out-sourced starters. Because Green Table is a Certified Organic company, what goes into their food is just as important as how they handle it. They don’t irradiate. No irradiation means better retention of vitamins and enzymes, and no formation of unique radiolytic products– Yikes! They do not pasteurize, a process which destroys vital nutrients, enzymes, and pro-biotic bacteria. They also use 100% reusable and recyclable North-American made glass mason jars, because they’re better for our health and our planet.

Green Zebra Kitchen

Green Zebra Kitchen delivers organic, gluten-free, plant-based meals to homes and workplaces across Toronto. The food is fresh, ready to eat and is the perfect solution for busy people who want to eat healthy. The menu changes weekly and meals for your week are delivered on Monday or Tuesday. Green Zebra is run by two brothers who graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, one of the first culinary schools to focus on health-supportive cooking.

Greenhouse Juice

We make our beverages from organic ingredients: they are non-GMO and grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, for healthy juices and a healthy planet. We prioritize produce from local farms as well as "seconds," or the vegetables and fruits that don't win beauty contests (but taste great). Our leftover fibre is used to make dog biscuits, sustainable pizza crusts, and more.

All of our products are plant-based, meaning that they’re made from plants. Just plants. Lots of plants. Placing plants at the centre of our plates, bowls, and glasses is a simple, powerful, and delicious way to improve our health, and that of our environment.

When we say "made with love," we mean that we are very intentional about our processes and ingredients: health and sustainability always come first. A vertically integrated company, we make our beverages in our Toronto-area plant, which is SQF- and HACCP-certified. Our juices are cold-pressed and light filtered to protect nutrients. We don't use additives, preservatives, stabilizers, or gums. We don't rely on added sugars or sweet fruits to make our juices taste great.

We bottle our juices in reusable glass rather than porous plastic because it's better for you, better for the planet, and a pleasure to drink from. Don't you think?

Grimo Nut Nursery

Grimo Nut Nursery was established in 1974, but Ernie Grimo's interest in edible landscape trees began long before that. Throughout his childhood he loved to explore the plants and trees that were abundant in Niagara Falls where he was raised. His Italian heritage complimented his natural appreciation of locally grown foods. Along with his wife, Marion, their first home was landscaped with dozens of fruit and nut trees. They realized the need for more space and purchased the 11 acre farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1974. It has since grown to be 14 acres.

Since few nut trees were available and little was known about the potential for nut crops in Ontario, Ernie decided to set up test orchards to evaluate the best nut trees that would grow in the Niagara region. Getting help from experienced growers and local pioneers, he was able to get grafted cultivars and seedling sources from across North America as well as the commercial nut growing regions from around the world. These trees are grown and tested for their individual nut quality. Each tree is evaluated on several factors including flavour, productivity, commercial viability, cracking ability, and disease resistance. The trees that prove to be outstanding are then grafted and sold through the nursery. 

Grimo aims to provide the best, most hardy nut trees for planting in Canada and the northern United States through their careful research and evaluation.

Gruvi

Here at Grüvi, we strive to create an inclusive community focused on making better choices within our daily lives. We truly believe in a world where we don’t always feel inclined to drink in a social setting, and a world where everyone can feel comfortable, regardless of what’s in their cup. 

Our mission is simple- help others be healthy and stay social, one drink at a time. We sought to create a line of craft, non-alcoholic beers and wine because you deserve it. Your health is your wealth, and the beverage you consume shouldn’t compromise that.

While alcohol remains so pervasive in our society, we’ve challenged ourselves to create a brand that breaks this cycle. Grüvi was created to dispel the common notion that non-alcoholic beer tastes, well, not great. We saw a desperate need for innovation in the space, and we are here to prove that you can have it all. Enjoy a tasty, healthy brew, and take your chance to live in the moment, alcohol free. 

Guayaki Yerba Mate

At Guayakí, we're about much more than just mate: we believe yerba mate culture is an invitation to life. Embodied in our mantra, COME TO LIFE is an invitation to personal, social, ecological and cultural regeneration.

Guayakí Yerba Mate got its start in 1996 on the Cal Poly University campus when Argentinian Alex Pryor first introduced yerba mate to Californian David Karr. Fast friends and ultimately 'soul brothers,' the pair quickly realized there was a need for a nourishing source of energy and, with a healthy dose of optimism, set out to share yerba mate with the world.

Before long, the friends were joined by three other pioneering partners: Don MiguelSteven Karr and Chris Mann. From two with a vision to five friends on a mission, these 'Semillas' (seeds) channeled their activist mentality to pioneer a revolutionary Market Driven Regeneration™ business model that empowers customers to drive tangible change.

The Semillas landed in San Luis Obispo, where a coastline full of good surf breaks and epic bike trails provided the backdrop for plenty of long gourd sessions. With a true commitment to the culture of yerba mate, the Semillas established holistic living and business practices that aligned with their love for nature and adventure.

With a blend of West Coast pioneer spirit and Argentine hospitality, the inspired Semillas took to the road. Traveling in a mix of VW vans, pickups, and RVs, they took the wheel in one hand, and a gourd in the other to the four corners of the United States.

Today, Guayakí Yerba Mate and its team of Cebadores and Hacedores are serving up yerba mate culture and connecting with communities worldwide. Led by spirit, Guayakí remains a privately held company so that we may continue to steward our vision and ensure our legacy.

Gusta Foods

What does eating vegan mean for GUSTA? It’s discovering new flavours that are good for the planet.

Welcome, all taste buds!

Passionate and committed, the staff at the GUSTA factory lovingly prepares quality and affordable vegan food. The proximity of the workshop to the Jean-Talon market vendors gives us access to the best vegetables in the area!

H.O.P.E Eco-Farms

Hope Eco-Farms is a cooperative of Amish farmers in Aylmer, Ontario. They grow a number of different certified organic crops every year, from squash and corn, to kale, peppers, and heirloom tomatoes. In addition to their produce, Hope also has water buffalo who produce delicious dairy products, and they have a few small flocks of hens on pasture. They sell their eggs under the Green Meadows Small Flocks Delight brand. 

Halibut PEI
Hardbite Potato Chips

Premium kettle-cooked snack foods made from our potatoes, limited ingredients, cooked in small batch sizes to ensure the highest quality and flavour. Proud to be truly "Farmer Grown & Farmer Owned" by BC potato growers. For more information visit www.hardbitepotatochips.com 

Harley Farms

Harley farms originated in East Kennett, England. Roger and Julie, together with their children James and Emily, used natural farming protocols to farm over 4,500 acres that included 2,500 breeding ewes and lambs, 1,000 head of fattening cattle, outdoor farrow to finish hogs, and also producing all their own winter supply of forage. 

In 2000,  they moved to Canada from the UK.

In 2002 they purchased their present farms near Keene, Ontario where they started working on, and developing sustainability agricultural standards and protocols, that would work in Canada, to cover the sustainability of the environment, animal welfare and the financial well being of the farmer.

Harmony Organic

Harmony Organic started as two farm families with a dream to provide delicious, organic milk to the public, without compromising their beliefs and principles. The name Harmony aptly describes their philosophies and management styles - each producer farm is committed to working in harmony with nature

The original Andres farm, located in the picturesque, rural community of Kincardine, has been exclusively organic from the start. Everything is grown naturally without the use of chemicals on organically certified land. To attain organic certification, no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals are used on the farm for at least three years. After this time period, the cattle must be fed solely organic feed for another twelve months before their milk is eligible for processing under this label. All Harmony Organic farms are “certified organic.”

The taste of Harmony Organic products may change slightly throughout the year according to the "menu" offered to the cows. The most noticeable change is likely to occur when the cows are first out on grass in the spring. Cattle have access to fresh air, clean water and sunshine on a daily basis year round. Cold winter days are spent resting in the barn on a luxurious bed of fresh straw. The cows are treated as though they are members of the family.

In fact, the emphasis on animals’ wellbeing is the main objective of Harmony Organic. They go above and beyond to provide comfort and joy to their animals, by allowing them to live out their natural behaviour. As a result, Harmony Organic cows are happy and healthy, and are able to produce the best quality milk for you to serve to your family.

Harvey & Vern's

In 2013, Harvey and Vern’s began brewing Olde Fashioned Soda’s out of the Kichesippi brewery. Their first flavour was Root Beer but after seeing much demand they have released new flavours since. Made with real cane sugar, their sodas are true to their name of being "Olde Fashioned".

Although Harvey and Vern never met in person, the two are our inspiration behind the products. Vern is a doctor from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and Harvey was a farmer from Quyon, Quebec. Their sodas represent the lifestyle that both Harvey and Vern lived out many years ago.

Healtea

The co-founders Francesco, Pascal & Leila are from the same region. We quickly became friends and accomplices because of our families of three children each, of the same age.

 

Francesco grew up partly in Italy and Montreal. He runs his family's Italian restaurant and is constantly striving to create new food combinations.


Pascal and his brothers built their family business in the construction sector and succeeded in moving from the company to the second largest crane company in Montreal.

 

Leila, an entrepreneur from a young age, with experience in sales, marketing and customer service, as well as her passion to teach everyone the choice of natural and health-friendly alternatives to improve health. vitality.

The winning trio, with each one his strength, then had the idea to start a company together. At a party in good company, the three accomplices converse about a gap in the food market, when traveling on the road, without alternative health to drink naturally besides water.

Returning from the family restaurant late at night, thinking of his Italian family's participation in the town's “Herborista”, the herbal specialist, Francesco came up with the idea of a ready-to-drink nettle tea! He then dives into the research to determine the feasibility of this product in the market. His research is satisfactory. There is no other ready-to-drink nettle drink. He joins Pascal and gives his presentation with all the winning reasons why it would work. Pascal decides to go into the business. They call Leila who instinctively jumps at the chance and decides to take on the project that is so dear to her heart. They all start to put their hands together to create the Healtea infusions.

After many combinations of herbs, better sweetener to use (to naturally sweeten very lightly, of course), research on the benefits of herbs, especially when combined to form a synergy. They discover that tea & brew are the second most consumed drink in the world, and this after water! You will see for yourself the result of this hard work.

The birth of the Healtea company, a herbal, 100% organic, 100% natural, vegan, caffeine-free and low-calorie herbal infusion company! We strive to always offer the best the way we want for our families, we swear to always improve to bring you the healthiest options for you and your families

We are now aiming to change the world of drinks, one Healtea organic infusion at a time!

Healthy Genie

Based in the heart of Toronto with a mission to prove that a treat can be healthy, delicious & chic! The product line was carefully created and developed by Nutritionist and Founder Maryam Munaf (Healthy Genie) who believes in eating "clean," a term she prefers over dieting. 

Healthy Times

Healthy Times products are made from organically grown ingredients, no preservatives or artificial additives. The products are also supplemented for baby’s healthy growth and development, and recommended by pediatricians and hospitals.

Henderson Brewing Co.

Henderson strive to create balanced and thoughtful beers that honour traditional ways, but are not restricted to them. Tehy want their beers to spark ideas, tell stories and, most of all, be refreshing and enjoyable.

Henderson is proud of their beer and the hard work that goes into it, but they also recognize that there are a lot of other great beers out there. For these reasons they say “The Best beer is the beer you love“.

Hewitt's Dairy

Hewitt’s is proud to be one of Ontario’s oldest family-owned and operated dairies. In 1887, their founder, James Hewitt, began delivering milk to the people of Hagersville with a horse-drawn Democrat. The ladies would bring their pitchers to be filled from the milk cans on the back of James’ wagon. They had a choice of night or morning milk; the night milk would have the cream already on top!

All of the milk was processed and produced at the Hewitt family farm until 1950. At that time, the dairy cattle were sold and a new plant was built at 128 King Street East in Hagersville, where Hewitt's is still located to this day! In 1980, the original plant was replaced with a larger, modern processing facility needed for an expanding market. Further expansions and renovations took place in 1991 and 1992 to accommodate larger refrigeration storage areas, larger office spaces, expanded warehouses, and a glass bottle filling operation. In 2012,

At our dairy processing facilities in Hagersville, Hewitt’s processes a full range of dairy products, including: fluid milk, chocolate milk, cream, cultured products, goat milk and goat milk cultured products, organic cow and goat milk products, ice cream, frozen yogourt, sherbet and sugar-free low-fat ice cream.

Both of their processing facilities are provincially and federally registered and inspected.  All of the milk they purchase for their operations comes from local Ontario producers, assuring you that when you choose Hewitt’s, it comes to you “fresh from a country dairy.”

Hewitt’s proudly celebrated their 125th anniversary at the dairy and their 50th anniversary at the dairy bar!

Hidden Bench Estate Winery

Hidden Bench Estate Winery is an artisanal, terroir-focused winery dedicated to crafting premium wines solely from our own certified organic estate vineyards situated within the Beamsville Bench VQA sub-appellation. Non-interventionist, quality-focused and terroir-driven, Hidden Bench has established an ongoing reputation for consistent excellence both domestically and internationally.

We are very fortunate to be located in the heart of the Beamsville Bench sub-appellation, which is home to many of the best wines produced in Ontario. As both grape growers and wine makers, we believe that the limestone rich, clay based, glacial till soils of our three estate vineyards, all situated on the Beamsville Bench itself, permit us to produce complex and mineral driven wines. Our old-world style wines are age worthy and have a definitive sense of place and time.

Founded in 2003 by Harald Thiel and family, Hidden Bench’s varietal focus is Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. In addition we also produce limited quantities of our white meritage, Nuit Blanche, and our red meritage, Terroir Cache and a traditional method sparkling wine, Natur. Our 3 estate vineyards permit a current total production of approximately 120,000 bottles. Due to strong ongoing demand and a limited supply, most of our wines are on limited allocations.

Since Hidden Bench’s founding in 2003, our goal has been to produce terroir driven premium wines exclusively with estate grown fruit from the Beamsville Bench VQA sub-appellation. The consistent quality of our wine is a result of both the exceptional terroir and our team’s passion for uncompromising excellence, embodied in our acute attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. Our goal has been, and will always be, to produce wine that Canadians can serve with pride and confidence side by side with any benchmark international wine.

Hidden Hill Organic Farm
Hidden Root Farm

We are a family owned and operated licenced Artisanal Chicken farmer, located in Brant County.  Our chickens are raised with no antibiotics, no steroids, and no GMOs. 
Our chickens are outside all day every day eating grass and bugs in the pasture the way they were meant to.  They also have access to non GMO chicken feed at all times.  We believe that great animal care and welfare translates into great food.

For more information, please visit: http://www.hiddenrootfarms.com/home.html

Hilary's Eat Well
Hippie Snacks

The idea of Hippie Snacks originated way back in 2005 when they were distributing another brand of tortilla chips. That brand was not selling as well as it should have been, and when the sales reps asked the retailers why, their comment was “why would this sell any better than the other brands out there? They all taste about the same”.

This was a bit of an “aha” moment for them, and it was decided there was a different way to make tortilla chips. As they began to play with different ideas, the core concept that they kept coming back was that there were very few foods made from whole food ingredients that also tasted great. They knew that Real Food Tastes Better!

They ended up inventing several new flavours of tortilla chips, and we named them Hippie Chips because they celebrated that 1960s movement of eating natural foods and keeping real whole foods in our diet.

The entire company believes in doing what’s best. This includes the way they do business. They embrace the whacky collection of individuals that we are, all while having fun! They don’t just work together – they genuinely care about and support each other, and want to help each other grow personally and professionally. Hippie Snack's commitment is not just making great food and serving customers, but also to doing it in an ethical and environmentally responsible way.

Hodo

You want to eat better. 
We make it easy & delicious.

To us, if food isn’t delicious, it doesn’t matter how healthy it is. That’s why we only make plant-based foods you’ll love, whether you’re a meat eater, a vegan or anything in between. 

The Hodo team works hard every day to create the most delicious foods imaginable. And while our flavors are rich and complex, making lunch or dinner with Hodo is simple. Just pop open a package, and you'll have an amazing meal in just minutes (if not seconds!).

It starts with the ingredients we use. Everything we make uses fresh, certified organic beans and plants grown on American farms we know and trust. In the Hodo kitchen, our team handcrafts our foods using traditional methods and a ton of love and care. That means good things for you, like the fact that our tofu has 50% more protein than others you’ve tried. It’s also why our products are so much better than anything else out there: ridiculously fresh, amazing texture, and rich, complex flavors that will forever change the way you experience plant-based foods.

Hoffnung Farms

A co-op of Mennonite farmers from just outside of Harrison, Ontario, who practice traditional, ethical methods of raising animals.

Horst Family Farm
House of Empanadas

In 2005 Nicolas Tallarico, a gifted chef, left Argentina and moved to Toronto, armed with his mother’s recipes and a dream – to bring the empanada excellence to Toronto and Canada. It was then that the House of Empanadas was born and destined for artisan and taste greatness. 

Toronto Beginning's

The House of Empanadas started selling empanadas to a vendor at the Brickworks Market every Saturday, and then opened a booth in the Distillery District Sunday Market, soon after they did many diferents farmers markets around the city. Inspired by the warm Toronto embrace, House of Empanadas, started creating new and exciting combinations of flavours, with an emphasis on savoury and beautiful Argentinian /Canadian flavours.

The House of Empanadas Difference

Nicolas is commited to sourcing locally and are devoted to sustainable and ethical ingredients. House of Empanadas has created a fresh take on frozen cuisine by balancing quality ingredients, unique taste and ethics to create a memorable gastronomic experience on take out or ready to bake at home empanadas

Humble Potato Chips

We have spent our entire working careers helping feed Canadians with snacks, an incredibly rewarding journey.

We shifted to a more sustainable lifestyle – consuming more organic food, and being more choiceful at home of the products we purchased. We even started working for Natural & Organic food companies.

When our son Wilder was born, we became even more aware of the painfully slow adoption of sustainable packaging in grocery.

Well, if nobody else was going to do it, why not us?

And that’s our Humble beginning.

Huron Sun Foods
I Deal Coffee

Not your run-of-the-mill corner cafe. I Deal Coffee is - first and foremost - your local roaster; supplying fresh roasted coffee on a consistent basis. They’re also your trusted source of quality coffee; dealing exclusively in premium, fair trade, organic beans. As “idealists”, they concern themselves with the pursuit of a truly fresh cup of coffee, and specialize in home-roasted coffee beans and full-flavoured cups of coffee. I Deal Coffee cares about a lot of things - particularly, coffee - but also quality, community and sustainability.

Quality: All of their coffees consist of 100% premium Arabica beans; which are grown at high elevations, in biodiverse regions, without the use of pesticides.

Community: The preservation of diverse neighbourhoods and communities is important to I Deal Coffee. That is why each I Deal Coffee cafe is unique. They welcome and encourage their local customers and existing community members to influence the atmosphere of each shop. They also aim to help communities by supporting small, local businesses, which supply all of their baked goods, milk, honey and maple syrup.

Sustainability: They support sustainable farming and trading practices in an effort to improve existing social and environmental standards. Their coffee is grown organically: their beans are grown in mixed-canopy forests using natural farming practices, which promote biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. They engage in fair trade: they support small farmers and farmer-run co-ops, ensuring that their growers are paid well and can operate a sustainable business.

Above all, I Deal Coffee is about fresh coffee and responsible business. They keep it real and stick to what’s important.

Icellars Winery

Icellars Estate Winery is a small boutique VQA member winery located in Niagara Wine Country.  

The 60-acre fallow land was carefully selected by owners Adnan and Elif ICEL based on precise research of ideal growing conditions for premium vinifera varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Viognier. The extensive investigation included soil testing and weather data analysis as well as consultation with scientists, local grape growers, and neighbors to determine which varieties would perform best in the vineyard.

The winery uses mainly estate-grown fruit from its 45 acres of hand-manicured vineyard. The vineyard is overseen and inspected by owners Adnan and Elif, who walk their vineyard on a daily basis, knowing each vine intimately. They sometimes source premium single vineyard grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc they don't grow at the estate.

Since August 2020, Icellars has started Organic Farming practices on all of its 60 acres and pursuing to be Certified Organic after completing the 36 months certification process. They follow Regenerative Farming practices. Icellars is also Certified Sustainable both in vineyard and winery practices.

Small batch wines are made by owner/winemaker Adnan with careful onsite consultation of acclaimed consultant Peter Gamble. Our Assistant Winemaker Robbie Day and Vineyard Manager Mark Williamson are both graduates of Niagara College Winemaking&Viticulture program.

Imagine Foods

Colorado based Imagine® brand is dedicated to helping you discover A Healthier Way of LifeTM. They offer health-conscious people over 50 varieties of USDA certified organic soups, broths, cooking stocks, culinary simmer sauces and gravies. And when you start with the finest that nature has to offer, the result is extraordinarily delicious and nutritious!

Imagine® brand is a proud supporter of the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating consumers about the availability of Non-GMO foods. Once a product is Non-GMO verified, it earns the right to feature the organization's seal on its packaging so that consumers can make informed food choices

When it comes to a healthy diet, they also believe that less is more. To that end, all of their soups and broths contain:

 
No added MSG
No genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
No artificial flavors, chemicals and preservatives

They’re also committed to fulfilling your special dietary needs. They offer a wide array of products that are:

 
Low or light in sodium
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Kosher
Vegetarian

Enjoy…to your health!

Indianlife

British Columbia based Indianlife is passionate about healthy food and a healthy planet. Each Indianlife creation is made with the finest all natural vegetarian and organic ingredients. Their raw materials are carefully sourced for quality and flavour, and the spices are ground to their demanding specifications, and are from HACCP approved plants. Indianlife combines these delicious ingredients into authentic Indian recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. It's a difference you can taste in every bite.

They're also passionate about people, and are committed to exceeding your expectations. Ther're always looking for new and better ways to bring you the tastiest authentic Indian vegetarian "convenience" cuisine, and are always happy to hear from you!

Enter their kitchen and explore a world of exotic flavors and endless options. From Indian entrees to sensational snacks, microwaveable Indian food, heat-and-serve Indian curries and masalas to party-perfect appetizers and more!

Japan Gold

MUSO Group is the parent company of Japan Gold and have been dedicated to selecting the best quality Japanese foods and ingredients. Japan Gold's products are Certified Organic, Non-GMO, and contain no MSG, Artificial Additives or Colourings. 

Jesse Tree Fine Foods
Jewels Under the Kilt

Jewels Under the Kilt is a new fruit and nut orchard in Fergus Ontario. They have developed a roasting process using the last tapping of a maple tree to preserve the nut during roasting. They can take fresh fruit like apples, pumpkin, pears and peaches and roast them right on to the nuts. These nuts are sustainably grown and can be paired with cheese, used in salads, as a coating for meat or fish, dessert toppings or just pop them in your mouth for a great snack. The nuts were recently paired with the Grand Canadian champion cheese at the great Canadian cheese awards.  They carry maple pecans, maple chipotle pecans, maple apple pie pecans, maple pumpkin pie pecans, maple cinnamon walnuts, maple pear ginger walnuts, maple peach amanda walnuts, maple chocolate hazelnut and maple espresso hazelnut and seasonal flavors.

JOYA

We all lead go-go-go lives. Responsibilities, ambitions and passions. It’s who we are, and it’s not going to change. And most days, we don’t have time for a complicated wellness routine. That’s why JOYÀ harness' the potential of the most powerful ingredients on the planet to craft expertly formulated, delicious functional herbal blends that support optimal health and are easy to add to your daily routine, helping you meet the demands of life.

We are holistic nutritionists, chefs and sustainability-obsessed change-makers driven by bringing you pure, everyday joy. They believe that true wellness can't be achieved without joy, and that savoring food is one of the ultimate pleasures in life. That's why they live by the philosophy that every sip & every bite should be indulgent - no sacrifices. 

Joyfully Organic Farm

Matt and Liz consider themselves extremely lucky to operate this certified organic vegetable farm in the rich soils of Ontario's Greenbelt. They operate a farm CSA, as well as attending Evergreen Brickworks, Leslieville, and The Stop's Wychwood Barns markets. As of this year (2018), they are also growing a few items on a larger scale, just for us! They are well known around the GTA for their fantastic produce (they came highly recommended by both customers and staff here at Mama Earth). We're super excited to be working with them. They're certified organic by Pro-Cert.

K2 Milling

K2 Milling is a milling company, located in Tottenham Ontario, just north of Toronto that produces amazing artisanal flour. They grind locally grown grains into whole grain and multigrain flours. According to owner Mark Hayhoe, k2 Milling is artisanal due to it’s size and nature of milling. They can produce ultra-fine whole grain flour in a single pass from grain that is grown locally to the mill. The broad capability of milling many different grains, on their own or as an assemblage, is another unique feature of the mill.

Karlo Estates Winery

At Karlo, their mission is to provide the ultimate wine country experience. You can’t have that without outstanding wines. They work under the direction of star winemaker Derek Barnett to craft gold medal wines. At the same time, they believe in sustainability. They produced the first certified vegan wine in the world, thus reducing their carbon impact. 

Karthein's

It all began with Joe Karthein’s vision: he wanted Canadians to experience sauerkraut at the height of its form—perfected. In 1999, he began producing Karthein’s Organic Unpasteurized Sauerkraut on his small organic farm in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Within a few years, Karthein already had a strong following, and his devotees were increasing in number as more organic stores, local co-ops and people from the region clamoured to get his product. Through his efforts, more and more Canadians were learning about the health benefits, as well as the unique and deep flavour profile of the sauerkraut.

But the creative among us are never satisfied, and so even though his product was already excellent, Karthein decided to perfect his recipe further. How?

After careful consideration, Karthein realized that the quality of his product depended wholly on the quality of the cabbage used.

In his quest for the most outstanding cabbage in Canada, he met Martin Béland, founder of Béland Organic Foods. Through this connection, Karthein found a supplier of top-quality green organic cabbage—all the way from Quebec! This is because the Gaspésie region of Quebec is uniquely suited to the growing of this beloved vegetable.

After many years of working with Béland, Karthein moved onto different ventures, and Béland bought the Karthein brand.

Béland was committed to making sure the quality of the sauerkraut we have all come to know and love remained intact and even better. The same passion for taste, freshness and good health still shines through every step of the process.

Kat Gibson, Lady Gaia

Born and raised in Brampton, Kat didn't have much of a connection to growing food. After a few years of living, working and travelling overseas, she began reflecting on food systems and connecting more deeply with food, nature, and herself through agriculture, yoga and reiki. She spent a year volunteering with The Stop Community Food Centre, two growing seasons coordinating and growing with The Cutting Veg Organic Farm, followed by a season at Everdale Farm. Throughout 2014, she developed a local-food purchasing policy for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and hopes to continue advocating for better food in public institutions. The principles and practices of permaculture, coupled with the rhythms and cycles of the earth, inspired the birth of Lady Gaia, Kat's farm business. Lady Gaia is a small, sustainable, mixed vegetables, garlic and herb farm that supplies a network of friends and market-goers. This is Kat’s fifth growing season and second year as a member farmer at Fresh City Farms. To learn more about her produce, process and upcoming workshops, follow her on Facebook at Lady Gaia and Instagram at @ladygaia.ca. 

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards

Offering some of the best wines in Ontario, Keint-he produces domestic wines that exhibit European minerality and acidity. The vines are lovingly raised in the limestone rich soils of our three distinct and unique vineyards. Keint-he only focuses on those grape varietals that most effectively showcase the terroir of the region. The result is award winning, terroir-based wines that reflect our standard for quality and the character of the region in which they were produced.

Keint-he Winery & Vineyards, a Burgundian winery right here in Ontario.

Kettle Brand
Kii Naturals

Kii Naturals is the result of years spent meeting and forging relationships with local farmers from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. From this they have learned that the most authentic and flavourful fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and spices come from the orchards and fields where they naturally grow.  Many of these farmers continue to provide Kii Naturals with the world’s finest ingredients, which are used every day to make their products.

Their windmill icon is a nod to a simpler time when food production just stood for “milling”. That's why Kii Naturals strives to preserve the natural “goodness” by minimizing any processing.

They source the finest ingredients from 40 different countries, and have strong personal relationships with growers, farmers and exporters. As well as investing in their state of the art bakehouse, Kii also continuously researches and innovates in natural food production.

Kiju

In 2005, a few regular guys quit their day jobs to pursue their passion for making healthier beverage options available to consumers everywhere. Nothing has changed since that first day – simply stated, it’s always been about simplicity. Kiju uses only pure organic ingredients to create great tasting products, and keep the price fair so more people can enjoy the benefits. Kiju is organic 100% juices and iced teas are premium, certified organic blends with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Kiju believes the choices we make with food and beverages impact the health of consumers, communities, and our planet. They feel strongly that organically grown food can have a profoundly positive impact on people and our environment. They are committed to doing their part to make change happen. Kiju's mission is to produce the finest-tasting organic beverages that support the health and wellness of their consumers, the economic well-being of their grower-partners, and the sustainability of our environment.

Made in Ontario, Kiju Organic 100% juices are premium, certified organic juice blends with no added sugar. Their juices are grown and processed naturally for maximum health and great taste – that means no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Plus, they are non-GMO project verified!

King Soba

Welcome to King Soba! We are a family business who believe in the principles of healthy eating and sustainable agriculture. We believe that a balanced diet based on organically grown whole foods is essential to good health, happiness and well being. 

We are passionately against the use of preservatives and hidden nasties in packaged food. All of our products are Organic, Non GMO and are certified to  USDA/NOP, COR and EU standards. We have a wide range of products which are wheat & gluten free, perfect for special diets.

Our products are made from unique combinations which are delicious, healthy and convenient to use. We hope you enjoy eating them!

King's Cupboard

Proudly made in Toronto, we thoroughly check the quality of our goods, working only with reliable suppliers so that you only receive the best quality product.

We at King's Cupboard believe in high quality and exceptional customer service. But most importantly, we believe shopping is a right, not a luxury, so we strive to deliver the best products at the most affordable prices, and ship them to you regardless of where you are located.

Kinnikinnick
Kinsip House of Fine Spirits

Kinsip is rooted in an appreciation of family and the fulfillment found in building community.  We craft products together that reflect and accentuate the quality of the moment.

Life is worthy of celebrating the small moments as well as the grand.

Kite

Our Story

Kite was born when two friends with a passion for wellness, female entrepreneurship and tea, sparked joy with the thought of building a brand – from the heart.

Soon after we met, we realized we had a lot in common - we’re both moms and entrepreneurs with a love for all things wellness. Whether it be about holistic nutrition, mindfulness, plant healing or the power of women supporting women, we’re both inspired to always be learning, sharing and connecting with others.

Bursting with creative energy, and feeling in alignment, we eventually sat down and brainstormed where to begin. Given our own levels of stress at the time, Adaptogens seemed like a great place to start! We took a few market research trips to California, started to iterate different product concepts and designs, and several months later the KITE vision came to be a reality!

Our promise is to create the best-tasting, most authentic, functional products available.

Michelle Tirmandi & Claudia Marion

(Co-founders, Time To Unwind Inc.)

Kozlik's

Kozlik's Canadian Mustard is a small Toronto-based company dedicated to making the best mustard possible. Established in 1948, Kozliks was and has remained a family owned and operated business, producing hand-made mustard in small batches. Like their process, their  recipe has not changed in over 60 years, nor has their commitment to sourcing the finest quality ingredients to make the best-tasting mustard possible. They are proud to be a part of Canada’s mustard-making tradition, crafting their mustards with 100% Canadian mustard seed and sourcing their ingredients from local suppliers as much as possible. They are deeply committed to natural ingredients and socially responsible business practices, their mustards are non-GMO, gluten-free, and contain absolutely no additives or preservatives.

Krisda
Kultivar & Co.

We're Lisa and Ira Kates, founders of Kultivar & Co and we produce artisanal hot sauce that use some of the hottest chili peppers on earth. We grow our own ghost peppers, carolina reapers, cayennes and more on farms in Georgetown and Erin Ontario, located just outside of Toronto.

All batches of hot sauces are balanced in flavour and use ingredients from local farms and providers in and around Toronto, Ontario. One delicious example of this is the peaches we source from Beamsville, ON that get incorporated into our Ghost Pepper Peach - it's a crowd pleaser!

Kultivar & Co to us is more than a name, it's a philosophy. When we started this company we were only about creating awesome small batch hot sauce. We then focused on how our sales could help others and we started donating a portion of every single dollar we earn to charity.

As we matured as a company we discovered a whole community of people who are passionate about growing food, producing local and giving back. This community has taught us more than how to grow the most amazing peppers, but also about having a responsibility to the earth and each other. 

These responsibilities, to the earth, to our producers, to our charities and to you, the consumer, add up to something greater than just a batch of hot sauces. A cultivar in farming is the selective breeding of a plant for desirable characteristics - this was an important idea for us to reflect in our name. For every bottle we produce, we strive to select only the best ingredients and suppliers that match our ideas and ethos around sustainable farming and giving back to the community. 

As we continue to grow our small company, we will continue to be active in our community and will give back when and where we can. The & Co. portion of our name reflects the limitless potential of opportunities to come. We are excited to continue down this path and thank the thousands of people who have joined us along the way.  

Our sauces will ALWAYS reflect the great flavour characteristics and uniqueness that our customers have come to enjoy and we look forward to bringing you more variations in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ira & Lisa Kates

L'Ancetre

Technology driven by tradition. L’Ancêtre cheesemakers live by a simple and time honoured philosophy: offer the best tasting and finest quality organic cheese and butter available, while respecting Mother Nature. You can truly savour the authentic flavour and enjoy the nutritional benefits in every bite. It is this passion, inspired by a love of traditional agriculture, that has made L’Ancêtre Cheese Factory products so popular throughout Canada.

In 1992, a group of ten dairy farmers had their own ideas about how to work the land. Their determination to return to traditional farming methods based on the ways of their ancestors with consideration for the environment formed the foundation for L’Ancetre. They believed that through these farming practices, they would be able to offer the best quality milk that would result in genuine, wholesome and traditional flavour for their cheese and butter.

That’s how L’Ancêtre Cheese Factory began. These visionary farmers also understood the importance of incorporating modern trends and technologies into their everyday farming routines. By fusing past and present, they are now able to provide products of the highest quality, made in an environment that adheres to the strictest standards. L'Ancêtre Cheese Factory proudly offers organic unpasteurized milk cheese, organic pasteurized cheese, as well as salted and unsalted organic butter.

L'Ancetre or Organic Meadow
La Chaudiere

Since 1976, the Choquette family has created a whole collection of cheeses with real Quebec flavor that are proudly produced locally at a huge plant in Lac-Mégantic boasting state-of-the-art equipment. Over the years, four generations of master cheesemakers have taken up the torch to continue the tradition that Vianney Choquette began and perfect quality cheeses to the taste of Quebecers. That’s why when you buy La Chaudière cheeses, you get products with real Quebec flavour. La Chaudiere cheeses are rennet-free - they use only microbial enzymes. The role of microbial enzymes is to coagulate the milk to turn it into cheese. The organic cows that provide the milk for the cheese are treated compassionately. They can graze in pastures when the weather permits and are provided with nice, cozy quarters in the barn, and are free to roam. To round out their winning formula, they play soft music in the barn.

La Soyarie

La Soyarie has been producing high quality tofu products for over 25 years. Based in Gatineau, Québec, Soyarie uses whole soybeans to produce a wide range of tofu products.

Soyarie produces a wide variety of high quality tofu products for discriminating consumers all across Canada. Every one of their products is a delicious source of lean protein.

La Tourangelle

Originally, all along the Loire river, there was small artisan oil mills that roasted and extracted the oil from nuts gathered by local farmers. La Tourangelle is one of just a handful of these remaining mills that keep this tradition alive. Over the next century and a half, the company refined their production processes and adopted appropriate technologies that honored this artisanal beginning.

In the early 1990’s ownership passed to the Kohlmeyer family and La Tourangelle entered in a renaissance phase that saw its business expand internationally fueled by awards and a passion for promoting specialty oils. In 2002, the second eldest son Matthieu moved to California’s Bay Area to recreate his family’s French artisan oil mill. To replicate the century-old equipment, he had to have it custom-made and his American staff was then trained by an oil-roasting artisan from France.

The new oil mill in Woodland, California, produces oil from nuts grown in the fertile Central Valley of California. The highest quality nuts are selected, hand roasted in cast iron pots, mechanically pressed and lightly filtered. These elegant oils each have their own unique flavors.

The cast iron pots used to roast the nuts came from the mill in France, and they are as critical to the process as the artisanal know-how. “If you simply press a fresh walnut, the oil you get lacks character. But when the nuts are roasted just perfectly, the rich flavor of the nuts is brought out in the oil,” explains Matthieu. A great deal has occurred in the world since La Tourangelle first began handcrafting nut oils in France, but their traditional process has remained virtually the same. The only difference is that now these oils can be enjoyed fresh from California.

Today, La Tourangelle remains a thriving family-owned business whose mastery of oil production is the fruit of passion, integrity, and pride. In addition to its own nut oils, La Tourangelle has established partnerships with a handpicked selection of like-minded high quality oil producers, chosen to bring you the best artisan oils from around the World.

Making outstanding oil is an expertise that is part art, part science; every detail counts from the timing of the harvest, the careful selection of the fruit, to the technique for pressing. We pride ourselves in offering you the best.

 

La Tourangelle perpetuates a 150 year-old time-honored French tradition, holding the mastering reins generation by generation.

We believe that using traditional methods is still the best way to naturally retain the flavors, the nutrients and health benefits that nature provides. Shepherded by uncompromising methods and know-how, the word “artisan” rings true and meaningful through our products. We strive to be the best artisan oil producer, dedicated to making carefully crafted, sustainable, natural products.

Our “Maitre-Moulinier” (Master Roaster) works with passion, integrity and pride to produce high-quality, distinctive gourmet oils in our mills both in France and in California. With every day, they further master and enhance the art of roasting and pressing nut kernels into delicious oils.

Using artisan care, we extract the nut’s essence and hidden natural treasures to create products inspiring delight in the kitchen, well-being and joy.

La Vache a Maillote

Created in 1996, La Vache à Maillotte specializes in the production of artisnal cheese. Located in La Sarre, the company employs about 40 employees working in production, administration and sales. 

Fromagerie La Vache Maillote offers distinctive cheese products. It is distinguished by its creative and innovative approach, as in the art of creating, making and to discover new quality cheeses of unparalleled taste. An important step for the Fromagerie La Vache Maillote is respect for the environment. 

Laiterie Charlevoix

The Charlevoix dairy was founded in 1948 by the Labbé family. Initially, the company bottled the milk and distributed it in the village of Baie Saint-Paul. In the 1960s, the Laiterie distributed its milk to Baie-Comeau. They also produced cream, butter and cheddar cheese. The company was very successful until the 1970s, when industrial dairy companies made their appearance, marking at the same time the disappearance of dairies and artisanal and regional dairies. In the 1980s, the Baie-Saint-Paul dairy therefore abandoned bottling in favor of cheese production. In 2020, a milk dispensary was added to the shop at Laiterie Charlevoix, proving that what’s old is new again! Cheese production remains the main focus of Laiterie Charlevoix today.

Lakeside Produce

Since 1943, the Cervini family has been dedicated to growing, shipping and marketing top-quality vegetables. With rigorous food safety and handling standards, innovative technology, concern for the environment and appreciation for their employees, Lakeside Produce is committed to doing things the right way. Greenhouse operations in Leamington, Ontario, Carpinteria, California and Guadalajara, Mexico, allow Lakeside Produce to produce premium quality vegetables every day of the year.

Lakewood Juices

Lakewood is an independent family juice company bottling a diverse line of pure organic and premium fruit juice products. Since 1935, their 3rd generation business continues to thrive as they fulfill their mission to deliver top quality fruit products under the guidelines of integrity and with respect for the environment. Their juices are a delicious natural source of anti-oxidants, phytochemical nutrients, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Based in Florida, Lakewood takes pride in producing a line of fresh-pressed 100% pure organic and premium juices, with no additives or artificial ingredients of any kind.

LaPapampa

How would you like to taste a mango, straight from the valley of the Andes in Peru? 

Our product is all natural, with no added sugar. The quality, freshness, and great taste can only be achieved when the perfect mango is selected. We do this at LaPapampa by picking our mangoes at its peak point of ripeness. 

The mangoes are picked and dried at the same time, to retain and capture the real mango flavour with every bite.

There are many different types of mangoes in the world, but not all are ideal for the drying process. After testing the many varieties we grow in our orchard, we found the Kent and Red mango deliver the best texture and flavour.

The Red mango is picked from December to January, and the Kent mango from January to March.

We are very proud of the quality of the mangoes we offer and the unique, natural fresh taste that truly captures what LaPapampa has to offer. I can’t wait to share this with you – a true taste of Peru.

Best in health,

Ray Sanchez

LaStella

At LaStella, we celebrate the sun that ripens our grapes and brings warmth to our life, and we share that with everyone who visits us. LaStella is Situated at Osoyoos Lake in the sunny South Okanagan valley of beautiful British Columbia. Here our vineyards produce great fruit and we craft them into such proprietary wines as Allegretto, Vivace and Maestoso. Each wine has its own story — and  to convey this unique story we name our wines after Italian musical notes.

Late July

Boston based, Late July is dedicated to making delicious organic, NON-GMO snacks! It’s their mission to ensure that future generations of families always have access to delicious food free from GMOs, toxic persistent pesticides and antibiotics. Founded in 2003 by Nicole Bernard Dawes & her late father Steve Bernard, Late July was excited to be celebrate their 11th anniversary in 2014!

Le Bédouin
Le Grand

Forget everything you already know about plant-based nutrition. LeGrand takes you into a world of mouthwatering flavors. Top quality plant-based products, so good that even non-vegans love it!

Le Pain des Fleurs

The original idea was born from the desire to promote the remarkable properties of buckwheat, which is nutritious and naturally gluten free.

This led to the creation of an original organic recipe for an irresistible, crispy cracker. It is the first buckwheat cracker made using an extrusion process, which gives the product its unique texture.

A selection of new raw materials was the inspiration behind the “Le Pain des Fleurs” cracker, which combines the flavor and nutritional properties of its main ingredient with a delicious crispy texture.

“Le Pain des Fleurs” is a unique phenomenon and in the space of a few years became a market leader, on the shelves of every specialized organic shop.

The initial success of “Le Pain des Fleurs” spread chiefly by word of mouth and is attributed to the persuasive talents of the people who promoted it and presented it at numerous trade fairs. Everyone who tasted the crackers came away impressed! 

Almost 20 years after its creation, “Le Pain des Fleurs” remains true to its original idea: to take the best that nature has to offer and to provide the basis for a healthier diet.

Le Petit Mas

petit mas is a charming farmhouse in Provence and a great place to live! Also, garlic is an important ingredient in many recipes of this region of France.

They thought that it was very inspiring!

When they started our business, supermarkets in Quebec didn’t carry any Quebec-grown or Canadian garlic. China-imported garlic dominated and very few producers grew garlic in Quebec and in Canada.

In 1989, they tested 25 different varieties of garlic provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Food Research and Development Centre in Chambly.

After a few years, they concluded that the Music variety garlic is superior due to its reliability, great taste, firm bulbs and high resistance to disease. They chose it for its high commercial potential.

Since then, we have gained much expertise in growing Music variety garlic, as well as in all the stages of its commercialisation, particularly drying and storage.

Le Vieux Pin

Named for the solitary majestic old growth pine of their Oliver estate, Le Vieux Pin sits perched amidst the famed vineyards of the Black Sage Bench: Canada’s sole pocket desert, located in the South of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Since releasing their first vintage in 2005, Le Vieux Pin has captured the essence of traditional French winemaking, along with the bold New World character distinct to the region. Considered by the national wine industry to be a leading Syrah producer, the winery uses low input viticulture and non- interventionist winemaking to make exclusive vintages that carry with them a sense of time and place. These fine wines can be savoured nationwide and internationally, at select culinary hot spots, gastronomical institutions and fine wine merchants.

 

Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it.

Left Field Farm - Peace Rance

Left Field Farm is a social enterprise, operating from Peace Ranch. They are a charitable employment and training project. Left Field Farm grows and sells quality produce – to employ people living with serious mental illness and support their recovery. Produce with Purpose!

Peace Ranch is a community mental health agency offering supportive housing and social recreational rehabilitation programs to individuals with serious mental illness as well as those who are dealing with co-occurring addiction challenges.

Located on a beautiful 25 acre farm in Caledon, Peace Ranch provides a unique rural setting for whole health and healing. Our residence offers full time supportive housing  for up to 10 individuals living with schizophrenia.

Leitz

Renowned winemaker, Johannes Leitz, of the Leitz Winery in Rudesheim Germany started bottling Eins Zwei Zero back in 2007 after a request from Norwegian chef, Odd Ivar Solvold, who needed a good non-alcoholic wine to match his cuisine.

The Eins Zwei Zero wines are for people who are seeking an alcohol-free alternative, and who appreciate the taste and complexity of wine. Made with the same grapes that go into their other award-winning Rieslings and Pinot Noirs, the fully fermented wines then are de-alcoholized through a low-temperature vacuum distillation process that leaves full flavour and complexity intact.

An (almost) real red wine experience without the alcohol. Intense red berry fruit rises from the glass and offers juicy cherry aromas on the palate. A very harmonious red wine alternative with nuances of currants that does not immediately reveal that the alcohol is missing!  

Lesley Stowe Fine Foods

Lesley Stowe’s true passion for making and sharing delicious food is the inspiration behind the original lesley stowe raincoast crisps®. Baked in small batches, with the finest quality, visually appealing, familiar ingredients, her products elevate any entertaining occasion.

Lesley Stowe is a Parisian-trained chef, who began her own catering company more than 25 years ago in Vancouver. Frustrated by the lack of specialty foods in the city, she opened lesley stowe fine foods, offering consumers a wide range of world class cheeses, breads, homemade entrées, desserts and hard-to-find grocery items. Lesley was also a frontrunner in offering tastings and classes to the public. Her specialty fine foods store was one of the first in the city providing Vancouverites the chance to sample extra virgin olive oils and 25-year-old balsamic vinegars and quickly became a destination shop.

Lesley’s ability to predict and capitalize on food trends resulted in the creation of lesley stowe raincoast crisps®, an artisan cracker that was featured on Oprah’s O List and in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Today, the crisps have expanded into more than 4,000 stores across North America. In response to many consumer requests, Lesley introduced lesley stowe raincoast oat crisps™ to accommodate the growing number of consumers avoiding wheat in their diets. The product offerings have expanded to include lesley stowe raincoast crisps® on-the-go and a new line of crisps with cheese baked right in, lesley stowe raincoast cheese crisps™.

Lesley has established herself as a culinary pioneer and entertaining expert, authoring two cookbooks and has been featured on many national and international broadcast programs including Entertainment Tonight Canada, CTV Morning Live, Breakfast Television and California Life, providing tips on how to create her homemade recipes and offering entertaining and decorating advice for a variety of different events and occasions.

Lesley is active in the community, with involvement in the Canadian Cancer Society and Vancouver International Wine Festival. She is also a Trustee for the Vancouver Art Gallery and a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a society of professional women in the food and beverage industry that promotes appreciation, education and assistance to women advancing careers in the food, beverage and hospitality industry.

Lesser Evil

At LesserEvil our sincerest goal is to become a trusted and healthy part of your family’s daily life. We know we aren’t the only food company vying for a trusted position in your home so let me tell you a little about us.

We have our own snack factory where we control every ingredient, recipe and process. Every ingredient we use is the best one possible. All have purpose. Fewer is better than more. We’re based in Danbury, CT (halfway between New York City and Hartford, CT) and have been producing snacks in our own factory for the past 7 years. We provide about 80 jobs in our small city in our organic, Non-GMO verified, SQF Level 2 certified, sparkling clean factory of innovation and goodness.

Let's Do...

Let's Do...Organic was launched in 1998, in Californa, with the introduction of the first organic vegan Gummi Bears, organically sweetened and coloured by organic fruit and vegetable ingredients, providing an organic treat for the kid in all of us. Today, Let's Do...Organic, a division of Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc., is a leading brand of organic candies, treats and gluten-free baking specialties.

Level Ground Trading

What happens when you combine fair trade coffee beans and a Canadian roaster with over 25 years of experience? Seriously delicious coffee.

We believe everyone deserves a cup of carefully crafted coffee. No fancy foam art or coffee-making contraption needed, but it's always welcome. 

We've been roasting coffee on Vancouver Island since 1997. We're proud to be owned by local families - no big corporations here.

We partner with progressive co-ops who are focused on coffee quality, environmental sustainability and fair income for farmers. Everything we do is fair trade and organic.

After sourcing great coffees, our mission is to roast and blend so that the amazing characteristics of the beans shine through in your cup. The coffee lab is a dynamic place where Q graders and roasters cup daily to produce taste reports, develop roast profiles and check for consistency - a lot of coffee is consumed here! We roast using small-batch, fluid-bed roasters which produce an incredibly smooth and consistent coffee.

Level Ground Trading doesn't stop at brewed beverages, we also offer organic dried fruit, cane sugar and cacao nibs.
Sourced from Colombia, our variety of five types of dried fruit give a bit of sunshine and vitamins in every bite. Dried, without added sugar or additives, it tastes like fruit should: natural and sweet.

Life Choices

Life Choices is a prepared meat and food company based in Thornbury, Ontario. They source hormone and anitbiotic-free meat from Australia, Tasmania, and Ontario to create delicious and conscientious meat products.

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

Lightfoot & Wolfville is owned and operated by the Lightfoot family who have been farming in the Annapolis Valley for eight generations. Originating in Northern England, the Lightfoot name referred to the swift-footedness of our forebears who traditionally worked as messengers. At Lightfoot & Wolfville we like to think we bring a light touch and enlightened approach to both the agricultural and artisanal parts of our work – working in harmony with nature and letting the land offer up its innate best, without subjecting it to aggressive inputs.

We believe being present on our land means recognizing the living memory of its past inhabitants while keeping in tune, daily, with the life of our soil and vines. Our Home Farm has been in Michael’s family for four generations – working the land is in our blood. We’ve also found evidence of earlier history on both our sites, including Acadian and Planter artifacts and even an Acadian-era house foundation where our current winemaking facility stands.

Lighthall Vineyards

Lighthall Vineyards is a small, proud, low volume and high quality winery located in enchanting Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. All our wines are produced in a non-interventionist manner and fueled by passion as hearty as our vines. We also make cheese, designed to pair with our wines.

Lily's

IT ALL STARTED WITH A NEIGHBORHOOD NATURAL FOODS STORE

Fresh out of school, Cynthia Tice knew she needed a job and that she had a passion for helping people eat better. So in 1978, she opened Center Foods in Philadelphia. Way before the rest of us were sipping green juice, Cynthia was raising awareness of better-for-you foods.

In 2003, Cynthia hit a milestone birthday (don’t ask which one) and decided to kick sugar for good. The only problem was chocolate, she just couldn’t give it up. So in 2010, she made her own no sugar added chocolate and launched Lily’s Sweets with her longtime friend Chuck Genuardi.

 

A COMMITMENT TO BETTER CHOCOLATE

Today, our mission hasn’t changed. In everything we make, we source Non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients harvested through Fair Trade practices, and ensure every product is botanically sweetened—meaning no refined or processed sugars. The outcome? A chocolate with no added sugar that’s filled to the brim with pure deliciousness.

 

MADE RIGHT BY THE RIGHT PEOPLE

With a mix of industry leaders, wellness professionals, entrepreneurs and, of course, chocolate lovers, our team believes in what we do, what we make and why it matters. We’re dedicated to spreading the Lily’s passion for deliciousness and wholesomeness one bar and baking chip at a time.

 

SPREADING GOODNESS

Since its inception, Lily’s Sweets has been committed to supporting causes we love and believe in. We pledge a percentage of our earnings to non-profit organizations that support the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Limonana

Limonana is a love story between Véronique and her exotic travels. A subtle mix of fresh and natural ingredients great for digestion, to enjoy cold or heated.  A treat for the whole family for all seasons and any occasion.

Véronique started bottling Limonana in 2006 and soon Pusateri, Whole Foods, Fiesta Farms, Harbord Bakery and many more retailers, restaurants, yoga studios and health food stores followed suit. A healthy star was born!

Linton Pasture Pork

Jeff and his heritage-breed pigs live on pasture in Huron County with the freedom to roam and forage with access to shelter as they please. He repurposes his cover crops to supplement the feed as part of his commitment to sustainability. This pork isn’t just out of this world in flavour, it’s making it better too.

Little Beasts

We here at Little Beasts are committed to providing (and holding) a space that is safe and welcoming to all. Regardless of one's race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or physical appearance. Customers, employees, and anyone else present can expect to be respected and protected in our brewery. Harassment, discriminatory speech, hate speech, bullying, and/or abuse will all be met with zero tolerance.

If you ever feel that you have been subjected to any of the above please let a staff member here know. We are happy to deal with any situation that arises immediately. This applies to both staff, customers, and/or anyone else on the property.

Anyone responsible for any of the discriminatory behaviours listed above will be asked to leave the premises immediately. NO exceptions.

Little Duck Organics

Little Duck Organics was created for one reason: to give parents a way to feed their children healthy, organic snacks while on-the-go. Little Duck Organics started the brand with Tiny Fruits, a freeze-dried fruit and veggie snack. Freeze drying preserves all of the vitamins and nutrients found in fresh produce while also making their snacks convenient and giving them a longer shelf life. Their Tiny Fruits were such a hit that they added other fun and healthy snacks, such as Tiny Yogurts and Tiny Gummies. And just like their Tiny Fruits, they’re organic, non-GMO, and additive-free!

Little Northern Bakehouse

The 'real thing' can mean different things to different people. For Little Northern Bakehouse, it means being authentic. It means baking with passion, using certified gluten-free & non-GMO ingredients for the best baked goods. 

They are a bakery who believes in sharing the joy of exceptionally delicious baked goods with everyone. They believe that gluten-free shouldn’t be hard to find or less tasty than the regular breads and buns. Whether you’re a celiac, a person with wheat sensitivities, or just choosing to change your diet for the better, LNB has your back. 

Little Stream Bakery

Graham Beck began Little Stream Bakery in rural Ottawa Valley Ontario in 1992, to produce artisan organic breads leavened with an old Ottawa Valley sourdough starter. From the beginning, the breads were focused on traditional grains from local sources: Spelt, Kamut and Rye. Little Stream Bakery still purchases all of it’s Spelt and Rye from the same farm as it did 26 years ago - Merrylynd Organics in Peterborough ON.

He is an advocate for fermented foods, which he defines as “ traditional foods that are more easily digestible and bio-available with deeper and richer flavours ”. Early on he found there were steady requests for gluten free options. Graham was making gluten free rice loaf in 1993 but really grew the gluten free line of breads in in the early 2000’s. Graham opened a dedicated gluten free production facility in 2017. 

Liva

From brownies to cakes to cookies, LIVA is a versatile, high quality option that works well in a variety of foods.

As the founder of a Canadian, family-owned business, Lubiana plans to develop other products that use date sugar for consumers, with the goal of making it as accessible and versatile as possible.

"I'm so excited and proud of LIVA and my main goal is to continue to share it with others," Rakla says. "It's a great way to maintain a healthier lifestyle while still enjoying the sweeter things in life.

Live On Chocolate Ltd

Organic and Fair Trade Chocolate and Desserts in Toronto.

Living Earth Farm

Living Earth Farm is an urban farm owned and operated by Jonah Krochmalnek that specializes in year round organic microgreen and sprout production. Living Earth Farm is located in Toronto’s Downsview Park and focuses on producing food that is sustainable for the environment, healthy and nutritious. In addition to sprouts and microgreens, Living Earth Farm produces a wide selection of fruits and vegetables during the growing season including unique crops such as ground cherries, saskatoon berries and jerusalem artichokes. The farm uses organic growing practices and promotes biodiversity in the crops grown and surrounding ecosystems. You can find Living Earth Farm’s produce at Fresh City, and at select farmers markets and restaurants in Toronto.

Logan Petit Lot

Vanessa and Remi are Logan Petit Lot’s two founders. The initial spark to create the company came to them during a two-year stay in Chicago, while living in the Logan Square neigbourhood. The area exposed them to a broad range of tasty, nut-based products. During that period, they also transitioned to a vegetarian diet which lead them to discover the great versatility nuts had to offer. That gave them the yearning to develop recipes of their own and create nut butters that would be as delicious as they are nutritious!

Long Dog

WHY “LONG DOG”?
Victoria grew up with dachshunds and James gave her a wire-haired dachshund puppy for her birthday.
Otto died suddenly of heart failure in 1998. Devastated, they buried his ashes under the first Pinot Noir vine planted in 1999. Since then, they’ve always had the dogs with the current dachshunds-in-residence
being Flora and Fern. Naming the vineyard “Long Dog” made them smile.

 

In 1997 close friends James Lahti (winemaker), Victoria Rose and Steven Rapkin purchased a property
just outside of Milford, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Within a year, James and Victoria had moved
their film editing business to the 300 acre property. In 1999, an enthusiastic James and a slightly
skeptical Victoria and Steven planted the first 1200 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. By 2001, almost
11,000 additional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines were planted with some Gamay and Pinot Gris.
In 2002, they processed their first vintage and in May of 2004 they began selling their wine.
The vineyard continues to grow and now stands at 25,500 vines over 20 acres producing – depending on
the vintage – 3,500 cases. All wines are made from hand-picked and sorted, sustainably grown estate
fruit. Harvesting begins as the weather dictates, anywhere from mid-September into October. All the
grapes are crushed and de-stemmed (by machine not feet) in the on-premises barns. Pinot Gris and
Chardonnay are left on their skins for 24-48 hours then pressed out, the Gris goes into stainless steel
tanks and Chardonnay is barrel fermented using various ages of wood.
Pinot Noir is left on its skins for up to 10 days in cold-soak maceration. Depending on the vintage, native
or cultured yeast is used in fermentation. The wine is pressed, racked and aged in French oak for up to
24 months.
The secret to great wine is healthy, ripe fruit. If you look after the vineyard properly, have a decent
growing season, ideally hot and dry, and don’t over crop the vines, you will be rewarded with wine that
is loaded with the flavours unique to the region where the grapes are grown. But don’t just take our
word for it, go ahead and taste for yourself.
As Victoria says, &quot;now with many vintages under our belt and maturing vines we are more than ever
convinced that Prince Edward County is one of the best homes in the world for Pinot Noir and cool
climate Chardonnay. It continues to be a challenging (and expensive!) business, but seeing the pleasure
on customer’s faces when they taste the wine is worth it

LOOP
Louianna Estates

OUR STORY BEGINS in the mountainous fields of Southern Italy in the year 1927, when Luigi Spedaliere met Anna Paulozza during the olive harvest. The two teenagers lived in the picturesque town of Montorio nei Fretani, known for its sprawling olive groves. Over the years their love blossomed and in 1934 they were married. Soon after, war broke out in Europe and Luigi left to serve in the army. Concerned for his new bride’s well-being in his absence, Luigi purchased several pieces of land for olive farming as a source of income. Anna grew up tending olive trees so she knew exactly how to manage the property to sustain herself until Luigi returned. Fortunately, Luigi returned from the war several years later to his beloved Anna and found that she had managed very nicely. Their olive groves never looked better. They immediately started a family and went on to have five beautiful children! But times were tough in Southern Italy after the war, with little opportunity. So Luigi and Anna decided to emigrate to Canada in the hopes of a better life for their growing family. Leaving the beauty and tranquility of their surroundings in Montorio was very difficult. Bordering on the Adriatic Sea, the mountainous regions rich and fertile lands produce the most flavorful vegetables, mozzarella and, of course, olive oil. In Canada, the Spedaliere family grew and prospered. Their son Vincent married and started a family of his own, two boys and a girl. The two boys were fascinated by their grandparents’ tales of the old country. As young adults, their curiosity about their roots piqued so they decided to go to their grandparents’ home in Italy hoping to revive the story of their heritage. Louie and Dominic were determined to produce one of the finest organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the world. And after three years of hard work Louianna Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. In addition to achieving organic product certification, subsequent rigorous inspection resulted in the prestigious DOP (Denominazone d’Origine Protetta or PDO – Protected Designation of Origin) certification from the European Union.

Love Child Organics

All of Love Child's yummy products are nutritionally-focused, organic and contain no unnecessary ingredients. That means you will never find refined sugars, additives, preservatives or fillers in any of their products. Love Child passionately believes that chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides and genetically modified foods have no place in tiny, growing bodies. When you buy Love Child products you can be confident that not only are they delicious, but also packed with nutrients. Why give your child a snack containing empty calories, when they could be eating something that is both tasty and nutritious? That’s why they put as much good stuff as possible into their products, including superfoods like kale, sweet potatoes, blueberries, mangos, strawberries, quinoa and acerola fruit.

Lower Valley Beverage Company

Lower Valley Beverage Company was founded in 2014 by two families, the Chapmans and the McGlaughlins. They were all raised in rural life, and their country roots run deep. As often happens with country people, ambition took them away to build careers and families, but the pull of home was always there. When their children arrived, they knew it was time to get some mud on their boots again, and Sapsucker was born. They like to think of it as the taste of a slower, more authentic way of life, and They’re proud to share it with you.

they are proud to call the Beaver Valley their home, a part of the Niagara Escarpment at the southern tip of Georgian Bay. Although the area has been settled and farmed since the early 19th century, it’s also home to some of the best preserved natural habitats in North America – this is where Sapsucker was born. The Niagara Escarpment is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, so preservation and balance are big themes in life here. 

Lucky Iron Fish
Lumette

Lumette!'s three offerings are premium 0.00% non-alcoholic, zero-proof distilled spirits made in Canada. All three
variations boast all-natural flavours and premium botanicals. The first two are wonderful in an easy non-alc take
on a "Gin and Tonic", simply paired with ginger ale, and sing in any spirit related cocktail recipe. Lumkum shines
in a "LumRum and Coke", "Dark and Stormy", "Mai Tai", "Cuba Libre" or other rum based cocktail recipes.
Lumette! is for cocktail lovers who decide to skip the alcohol but don't want to miss out on the experience or the
taste. When you want a change of pace, we have your back and your new spirits! Now you can shake, stir and craft
the perfect non-alcoholic cocktail, any way you'd like.

Lundberg

Lundberg company traces its roots back to 1937, when Albert and Frances Lundberg moved to California from Nebraska. The Farm is a family-owned and operated business that is committed to producing the finest quality rice and rice products for your family. Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third generation carries on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome, healthful rice, rice cakes, rice chips and risottos while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come.

Lundberg products are a delicious part of a healthy lifestyle that embraces wholesome goodness and a sustainable planet. Specializing in organic, gluten-free, and whole grain rice products, they proudly offer over 150 products for your enjoyment.

Lundberg Family Farms is a proud participant of the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization created by leaders representing all sectors of the organic and natural products industry in the U.S. and Canada, to offer consumers a consistent non-GMO choice for organic and natural products.

M-C Dairy

M-C Dairy has recently started sourcing milk from three Ontario farms that raise Jersey cows. Jersey cow milk is higher in butterfat and protein than other breeds of cows' milk, thus making a richer more flavourful milk product. The farms they source from are also certified organic, and meet the 80% grassfed requirements for the Dairy Farmers of Ontario's Grassfed Protocol. 

Mabel's Bakery


Mabel’s Bakery specializes in creating fresh artisanal breads, homestyle baked goods, custom cakes, handcrafted prepared meals, and so much more! Mabel’s is part of the Fresh City family,   a city farm and retailer of farm-fresh, organic produce and prepared food. Each day we make locally and organically sourced chef-inspired meals, salads, snacks and breakfasts from scratch.

Mabel’s Bakery opened in Toronto’s Roncesvalles Village in 2008, when founders Lorraine Hawley and her husband Bob Warburton noticed the need for a shop that offered high-quality and great tasting food. Since opening, Mabel’s has been creating delicious menu items and unique weekly specials, while celebrating a passionate and talented staff, valued customers and vibrant local communities.  

Mabel’s Bakery is part of the Fresh City family! With a shared passion for creating and sourcing high quality, locally made, and wholesome products to customers, we knew this would be a great fit.

MacKeller Farms

100% all natural edamame. Grown and packaged according to the highest Canadian food safety standards using state of the art vegetable handling technology, MacKeller Farms edamame is non-GMO and irresistibly delicious.

High in iron, protein, fibre and all of the essential amino acids, edamame is considered to be one of the world’s top 10 “super foods”. And the best part? It’s easy to prepare and a treat to eat! One of the most in-demand items in the frozen food section of your local grocer, Ontariou based MacKellar Farms proudly distributes premium non-GMO, Canadian grown edamame.

Why offer customers imported edamame when they can provide you with 100% all natural Canadian edamame? Support the local economy and provide customers with an alternative to China grown soy. Stock your freezer with family farm grown edamame from MacKellar Farms.

Mad Mexican

A revolution has begun for Mexican food; the time has come for the people of Toronto to experience the authentic and traditional Mexican recipes of Mad Mexican. Their team, lead by chef Jose Hadad, creates gourmet Mexican food from premium products with fresh, natural ingredients and the care, love and pride found in family kitchens. Their food is bursting with the bold flavours of Mexico. Mad Mexican specializes in producing the essence of Mexico through their salsas, nachos, and burritos. Their passion is to deliver salsas that are fresh, all natural, preservative-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and with no sugars added. You can taste their passion for quality and authenticity in every bite, with all the rich flavours and textures of Mexico. The first time you try their products, you'll note the craftsmanship and artistry that went into making them.

Made Good

MadeGood™ is a Ontario based family business and passion. The inspiration for MadeGood™ came from their life long relationship with healthy foods. They wanted to create products that provide exceptional nutrition and great taste to their customers and their families. And they wanted to make these products in a way that respects the environment and the people in their community.

Their Granola Bars and Minis are organic, school safe and contain the nutrients found in one serving of vegetables. They’re made from whole grains, are low in sugar, and have a taste that kids love!

It’s their commitment to continue to innovate and explore fresh new flavours and healthy snacks. They hope you enjoy eating MadeGood™ as much as they love making it.

Made in Nature

Based in Colorado, Made in Nature is dedicated to bringing you the ripest, freshest tasting organic flavors they can find—without compromising taste, your health, or the environment. They only work with farmers who are committed to certified-organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly agriculture practices. That means their foods are grown without pesticides and fertilizers, which is better for you, the growers and pickers, and the planet. Then only the best tasting, juiciest, mouthwatering fruits are picked, at the peak of perfection, and lovingly dried without preservatives, coloring or chemicals.

Made With Local

Read more about Made With Local in our Meet the Maker feature.

Sheena Russell

Founder and Creator of Made With Local

Maenad Wine Co

Maenad Wine Co. celebrates wines and women untamed. We make unique products each year - all wild ferments, no sulphites added, and everything unfiltered. Crafty wines and beverages that highlight the beautiful fruit we get from Ontario.

Magic Oven

Tony & Abby of Magic Oven believe that nothing artificial should be added to our lives. That the best ingredients should be local, fresh, ultra-tasty and satisfying. They created Magic Oven in 1997 and everything about it speaks to their principles: they believe eating healthy and delicious should always be magical. 

They source almost everything from within a short distance. Ingredients are free of additives. The sauces are made in-house without the use of refined and processed fillers. The vegetables, when in season, are sourced from 100km Farms. The meat is sustainably and humanely raised.

Maison d’affinage Maurice Dufour

Founded in 1994, Maison d'affinage Maurice Dufour was one of the first artisanal cheese dairies in Quebec. An agronomist by training, Mr. Dufour was looking at the time for a way to stay in Charlevoix, to earn a living in the region. After having visited the fruit dairies of Franche-Comté in France (cooperatives of exploitation and manufacture of cheese), he then joined the Laiterie de Charlevoix for the production of the Migneron de Charlevoix. Still today, the white cheeses are made at the Laiterie and refined at the Maison d'affinage.

In 2000, the company set up its own cheese dairy and launched Ciel de Charlevoix. A few years later, in 2005, Maurice Dufour and his wife Francine Bouchard acquired a flock of sheep. Their sheep cheeses are made with the milk of this herd, as well as that of a few other producers.

Maison Orphee

Quebec based, Maison Orphée products are only made with the highest quality fruit and seeds. They don't compromise on this quality or on the quality of their production either. In the tradition of authentic master oil makers, all of their oils result from the patient work of slow pressing, the only way to extract the best from oil seeds. Their oils are made from a particular know-how which is the first cold pressing. It's a process in which the oil seeds, not preheated, are pressed just once, without adding heat and at the lowest possible temperature, in order to extract part of the oil they contain (this temperature may vary depending on oil content and hardness of the seed to be pressed).

La Maison Orphée has over 20 years of expertise in the first cold pressing. In addition, they have been working in collaboration with Huilerie Philippe Vigean for 28 years, which is a traditional French oil mill operating since 1930. They visit them on a regular basis in order to exchange information and expertise. La Maison Orphée cultivates preferred relationships with nutritionists, scientists, chefs, chemists and biologists in order to improve their knowledge and offer products that meet high quality standards.

Maizal

Maizal is a labour of love. Operating as both a farm and a restaurant, Maizal grows 1 acre of its own heirloom corn, and sources from Samsara Fields as well. Samsara Fields is a certified organic farm here in Ontario, and Maizal grows organically, but is not certfied. In fact, Iván used to farm alongside Fresh City in its early days at Downsview Park! 

In addition to growing their own corn, Maizal also practices the traditional method of nixtamalization - a process that involves soaking corn in lime water. Nixtamazlization increases the nutrient value, as well as the flavour, and aroma, of the corn. From there it is ground into a paste called Masa to make tamales, tortillas, sopes, and pupusas. 

Maizal was also awared the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation in 2015, and overall are just a wonderful bunch of people to work with.

Make Cheese Inc.
Maldon Salt

Since 1882, our salt has been made with the same traditional artisan methods from the coastal town of Maldon. It is unchanging yet ever-changing, constant yet continuously challenging. The salt always stays the same.

Malivoire Wine Company

Martin Malivoire never planned to have a winery.

His idea was to grow grapes and live on a vineyard in Niagara. Maybe make a little wine...just to understand how to do it and do it well.

Yet for more than 20 years now, his winery on the Beamsville Bench has become a base for innovation, creativity and sustainability – with an aim to produce wines that are uniquely and proudly Canadian. Wines that could only be grown here, in Niagara.  Wines that don’t try to be from any place else. You could call  them wines that exude a sense of "Somewhereness."

As a director of motion picture special effects, Martin’s pre-winery career encompassed everything from television’s “Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour” to such Hollywood big-screen attractions as “Resident Evil”, “A Christmas Story” and “Hairspray”. After thirty years, Martin decided the time for a change had come.

The results came rapidly with the purchase in 1995 of what is now known as the Moira Vineyard, followed by the acquisition of the larger property where the winery now stands. Original plantings of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Gamay and Pinot Noir were supplemented in the following years by additional vinifera varieties. Today, thanks to burgeoning demand, Malivoire operates at the top of its capacity, producing twenty-four thousand cases of wine per year.

Manitoba Harvest

Manitoba Harvest hearts hemp foods SO much they see no reason to love any other, and that’s why they ONLY manufacture and sell hemp foods. When it comes to hemp foods, they want to know as much as possible and be involved at every level - from seed to shelf. And they are! Manitoba Harvest is proud to be the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make and sell their own line of hemp foods. They are in the fields educating farmers and encouraging more hemp acres. They also make everything on-site at their world class manufacturing facility. Their manufacturing plant has achieved the highest level of global certification in food safety and quality. They are proactively spreading the word about hemp foods to all those that will listen. Their focus is simple - manufacture the highest quality hemp food products while educating people on hemp nutrition.

Manitoba Harvest shares, creates, and talks about hemp foods, it's their #1 passion. Hemp foods taste great, are easy to use and are a great addition to any diet! Hemp foods have a slightly nutty taste that is similar to a sunflower seed or a pine nut. Just sprinkle Hemp Hearts over cereal, salad, yogurt, or pretty much any food you want! Blend their hemp protein powder into your favourite smoothie. Drizzle hemp oil over cooked items or use as your base for a yummy dressing or sauce. You can also add Hemp Hearts or hemp protein powder to baking and other recipes.

Once you start experimenting and creating, the possibilities are endless! Plus, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods products are all non-gmo project verified, so you can feel great about sharing your Hemp Hearts with the entire family.

Mapleton's Organic

Mapleton's Organic Dairy is a certified organic, family owned and operated farm. Located in picturesque Wellington County, Ontario the farm is approximately 45 minutes northwest of Kitchener-Waterloo and 40 minutes northwest of Guelph. Mapleton's Organic provides healthy, local, and environmentally sustainable products produced in their on-farm dairy. It is a core belief of Mapleton's that people should have the opportunity to see their food being produced up close, so guests and visitors are welcome. Visitors can drop by during regular business hours or make arrangements to visit for a special event. Mapleton's also hosts tours to help student and community groups to gain a better understanding of how their food is produced. 

They want their customers to know what they're eating – They are honest about what ingredients go in so customers can be secure in what they're putting in their bodies and feeding to their families.

It's simple, uncomplicated, goodness. And they think the taste reflects that!

They use only the freshest ingredients in their products, and the difference in taste is noticeable.  Crafting all of their ice cream and fresh yogurt in an organic dairy on the farm from milk and cream from their 70 milking cows. Their cows are raised with care so they can provide the fresh organic milk and cream. They've determined that from their cows eating grass in the field to their milk being used for their different products, the total time is usually less than 24 hours. That's field to product in less than a day!

Marc Villaneuve
Maria's Homemade

Maria’s Homestyle Noodles was established in 1988 by owner Ted Jasinski, and together with his son, Arthur, they operate the business out of Kitchener, Ontario. Ted’s roots go back to Poland, where his mother in law, Maria, and her Italian immigrant parents settled, and where she was born. Maria taught Ted the art of making home style pasta noodles in the tradition of Italy. Today, the product is a lasting dedication to Maria’s legacy and name by the Jasinski family.

Ted and Arthur really put a lot of effort into crafting the perfect artisan pasta. From flavour, aroma, texture and shape, they’re quite confident that you’ll love the varieties and flavours of their pastas. It starts with simple ingredients. Their wheat flour comes from local Canadian sources they can trust. The proof is in the process: all the bean and pulses flours are milled on their own premises using Low RPMs to retain the nutritional integrity of the lentils and beans. Pastas are naturally made and naturally dried. These bean based pastas are made using only the bean flours and water, and No Eggs, No Wheat. They do not add any artificial colours or preservatives.

Bean based pastas such as red or green lentil, are high in iron and protein. Beans and Pulses are a good source of B vitamins and magnesium and rich in soluble fiber, and are therefore great for maintaining a healthy heart and body! Beans and Pulses are a slow burning source of complex carbohydrates that help to stabilize blood sugar and maintain energy levels. Since Maria’s Home Style Noodles are made only with bean/pulses flour and water, they can be considered to provide these same health benefits.

Maria's Homestyle Noodles
Martin's Lane Winery Naramata Ranch Vineyard

Wild. Elusive. Welcome to the northern part of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, one of the most breathtaking places on our planet to grow grapes. Ancient volcanic and glacial soils settle amongst precipitous hillsides. The area is blessed with warm days, cool nights, and the lowest rainfall and humidity of any wine-producing region. Our unique latitude and altitude conspire to yield a dramatic viticultural landscape that produces intense and balanced fruit. This is winemaking on the edge.

Marty's Pickles

My childhood summers were spent making pickles! Starting at the age of 12, I would go to work with my father, and work alongside my grandfather, great uncle and brothers in our family pickle business. The original recipe was from my great grandmother. My great grandparents’ humble backyard on Mulberry Street in Hamilton is where it all began.They brined their pickles in wood barrels using local Ontario cucumbers, garlic, dill and salt, and their own pickling spice mixture.

Over time, the pickle business, in keeping up with modern process and increased demands, began to source cucumbers from all over North America. Larger batches demanded a substitution of fresh ingredients with concentrated oils and flavours.

With Marty’s Pickles, I decided to go back to those simpler times and back to first principles in pickle making. I use only locally (Ontario) grown produce and ingredients, plus my own special spice mixture sourced from around the world. The cucumbers and ingredients are then brined in small barrel batches to create the authentic “Original Brine Kosher Dill Pickle”. Each bottle is hand packed in a mason jar.

In applying four generations of pickle making experience, including my own 40 years of hands on pickle making, I believe I have created the ultimate pickle.

I’ve made a limited number of barrels in this first year for you to experience. I hope you enjoy my pickles, which, until now, have only been available to my family and close friends.

Marty Strub

Mary Manette
Mary's Organic

Organic, gluten-free, wheat-free, vegan, cookies & crackers made of whole grains and seeds. Crackers made with no added fat. For more information visit www.marysgonecrackers.com 

Mas Vell

Bienvenidos.

​At SolFarmers, we bring the best and most traditional products from Spain, directly to your doorstep. Our trade is the heart and soul of our country - quality products delivered with exceptional service and hospitality.  

Our products tell a story deeply rooted in Spanish history and tradition. From our olive oils, cold-pressed from one of Andalucia’s 230 varieties of olives, to the Bellota and Iberico hams of Western Spain; from the carefully cured cheeses of Castilla and our gourmet seafood, canned by hand in Galicia, all our products are selected for their excellent quality and flavour.

​SolFarmers was born in 2014, when our founders David and Alvaro, two Spaniards who had recently arrived in Canada, set out on a journey to bring their culture and love for food to their new home. Since that time, we have supplied our carefully selected gourmet canned seafood, delicious meats and cheeses and world-class olive oils to Ottawa’s finest restaurants, working directly with chefs to continuously update our selection. Now we are delivering this same service and culinary experience directly to the doorsteps of Canadians craving the Mediterranean cuisine.

​Our customers’ satisfaction is our highest priority. Just as our Spanish suppliers work to ensure the highest quality products, we make sure that your customer experience is seamless, from the moment you place your order, to the moment our products arrive at your door. Each of our orders are carefully packaged, ready for you to enjoy.

​Buen provecho! 

Matcha Ninja

Matcha Ninja is dedicated to producing a top quality, great tasting, and easy to prepare product. The matcha, produced in Toronto, is super soluble, and blends easily in both cold and warm water. This easy brew matcha does not require a whisk. Just add to a water bottle, shake a little, and go.

It is a non-bitter, light tasting matcha. They de-stem each premium tencha leaf before grinding them into matcha powder. They believe this results in the best tasting matcha on the planet. To top it all off, their matcha has no fillers. Each pouch contains 70 servings of 100% raw, organic, premium matcha.

Mate Libre

We made it our mission to create the best functional yerba mate beverages out there. Low sugar, moderately caffeinated and perfectly balanced. The best ready-to-drink yerba mate energy infusions!

Matron

We're friends, who also happen to be industry professionals, that teamed up to create something of our own. A true expression of ourselves and our values. A brewery, business and lifestyle that we stand behind. Co-founded by Mallory Jones @mal_jones, Jessica Nettleton @nettlemonster and Justin da Silva @justindasilva, Matron is a reflection of us, it has been shaped by our collective experiences.

We want to make a finite amount of delicious beer that is special to its community. We're not looking to be everywhere. This is not about racing to the top, or the bottom depending on how you look at it. It is about creating a business that will sustain a quality of life for those people pouring their hearts into it -- and creating a product you can count on. 

We chose the name Matron because it is both strong and feminine. At the root of what this word means, we read it as someone who takes care of others, someone who is hospitable be it by trade or by character. It is for the often under-appreciated roles that these people play in making things easier and more enjoyable. We as a company aim to look after our people, our product and our patrons.

We're located in beautiful Bloomfield, Prince Edward County. There are a million more convenient and entirely easier settings to have chosen to build our brewery, but this wasn't about constructing a production facility. Matron aims to be a space we and our team want to create in. We aspire for you to feel the same sense of relaxation and arrival that we get to enjoy everyday.  

Mazak Farms

Mazak Farms is a multi-generational family farm based in Ontario. Initially started by Rick and Mary Mazak 39 years ago, the farm is now operated by their daughter Sarah and her husband Barry Harrison. Their family has been in the organic asparagus business since 1998, and have grown from a small operation to a successful organic farm over the years. You can find Mazak Farms asparagus at various grocery and specailty stores, at Fresh City, and of course directly from the farm.

Asparagus is a perennial crop that is harvested from early May until late June. They hand pick 8.5 acres worth of EcoCert Canada certified organic asparagus each year. They also hand grade our asparagus taking into account the diameter, length and shape of the spear. Mazak Farms is the only Ontario grower of certified organic white asparagus.

McLean Meats

McLean is the only deli-meat company in Canada whose entire product line is truly preservative-free: no preservatives or nitrites from cultured celery extracts. Meat products that contain celery extracts can have as much, and often more nitrites than the processed meats that list sodium nitrite on their labels.

All McLean animals are raised without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones and are free-run or free-range.

Their deli meats are also allergy friendly: free of gluten, soy and dairy.

Meadow Sweet Farm

MeadowSweet Farm was started with a vision of creating a symbiotic relationship among all components of the farm.  Our farm initiative is to grow better tasting, higher quality and delicious produce while following strict organic practices.  MeadowSweet Farm is a 65-acre certified farm specializing in baby leaf salads, heirloom vegetables, heritage breeds of livestock and HOPS.

Meadowview

Pure, natural, unpasteurized honey sourced and produced right in Ontario is what you'll get from Meadowview Honey.

Mediterranean Organic

Gourmets have always known that the best flavoured fruits and vegetables come from the Mediterranean. This is true, in part, to the high mineral content of the volcanic soils, the sunny climate and the water from deep wells. Mediterranean Organic also believes its true because this produce has always been grown organically with natural compost rather than chemicals. The dry weather contributes to low insect populations during the growing season so the farmers produce without chemical pesticides. The specialty fruit and vegetable products that Mediterranean Organic offers are made by artisans in small batches with the objective of producing the finest taste. They are proud to bring them to you and your family to enjoy.

All of Mediterranean Organic’s product offerings are certified organic by the USDA.  This means that the food is grown and processed according to strict federal guidelines, ensuring that their products are in their most natural state.  Buying organic foods offers assurance against genetically modified ingredients, chemicals, and other unnecessary additives.  By displaying the USDA seal, they are committed to providing you the highest quality products available. 

All of Mediterranean Organic's product offerings are verified or currently enrolled in the Non-GMO Project Verification program. This means that all products they source meet the guidelines of the North America third party verification group including the crops and ingredients derived from these crops.  Products that carry the Non-GMO Verification logo indicate that they have not been engineered for herbicide tolerance through techniques of biotechnology.  By displaying the verification logo, they are committed to working with sustainable farms and providing you the highest quality products available.   

Mediterranean Organic works hard to source ingredients from traditional family farms in the Mediterranean Region. Although stationed in the United States, they currently source their products from Greece, Italy and Turkey. Many of their products are still hand-picked and crafted by local artisans in the regions. They pride themselves in the authenticity of their products and want you to enjoy the true, delicious flavour of the Mediterranean cuisine.

Meinklang

Meinklang is a Biodynamic farm of epic proportions. The farm is completely self-sufficient – all of the estate’s needs (whether it be for fertilizers/compost or feed for humans or animals) can be met with outputs from the farm. Each species on the farm was chosen to exist here to not only exist in harmony with the others but to support them and to contribute to the estate’s biosphere in its own way. In the cellar, only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation and their modern and spotless facility is home to many neutral vessels (decades-old larger format oak, concrete eggs, etc).

Mekhala

After failing to find quality, natural products for her family and clients of her retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand, my co-founder Jang Bauerle and I teamed up to found Mekhala. As a new, working mother, I had little time to cook, but wanted fresh healthy, home-made meals for my family and myself.  I was frustrated with all the artificial additives and preservatives, and the high amounts of sugar in most Asian store-bought products. Together with my sister and Chief Sauceress, Diane, we created a range of yum products, inspired by the vegan meals at the retreat, for ourselves and our customers. After all, why can't life be delicious, easy and healthy? 

​Mekhala has since grown into a Singaporean/Thai whole foods brand that produces organic, all-natural, gluten and nut-free, vegan-friendly foods that make life easier, healthier and tastier for all. Based in Singapore, we manufacture our products in our own facility in Chiang Mai, where we source beautiful ingredients from local farmers.

Sadly, Jang passed away during this time, but we continue to bring our dream to every customer – great, wholesome and sustainable Asian foods for you and your loved ones, giving back to the community, free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we love making them for you.

Meldville

Meldville Wines specializes in small-batch, limited edition wines created by renowned winemaker, Derek Barnett. Derek began making wine in 1991 and focuses on premium vinifera varietals that grow best in Niagara's vineyards. His well-structured, food-friendly VQA wines are available for purchase online or in-person at Legends Estate Winery in Beamsville, Ontario.

Melt Organic

Melt inspire people to strive for better, starting with what’s on people's plate. Butter that’s better for you, your food, and the planet.

Taking responsibility for the impact of our products on the environment is how we do business. They believe that by using only plant-based ingredients, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting sustainable farming practices that don’t rely on GMO technology, pesticides, and fungicides… they can start to make a difference. It’s their way of doing better via butter. 

Small Team, Big Heart

Based in Boise, Idaho, their company may be small, but their food has big taste. Their promise to consumers is to make high-quality food a part of everyday life. Food that makes all tummies at the table happy and healthy.

Always Sustainable

They source our ingredients sustainably and responsibly while keeping their packaging to a minimum. They are always looking for the most eco-friendly and fair way to bring Melt to shelves, fridges, and tables everywhere.

Creating Community

Melt isn’t just about butter. It’s about creating a community united around delicious and healthy food. Their products are for everyone to enjoy. They are the butter everyone loves, the butter that loves you back.

Mid Day Squares

Here's the bottom line: I, Lezlie Karls, love chocolate! I also love living a clean lifestyle. While I was working fashion in New York City I needed a little something something to get me through the day.

​Two years later, I convinced my now husband Nick to leave tech and help me get this product to other health conscious chocolate lovers that need that afternoon something something. Along the way we were able to convince my epic brother Jake to join our vibes and help us shout Mid-Day Squares.

​Actual Bottom line: We just taste better than any other chocolate protein/meal bar on the market. If you don't agree, I'll personally send you a handwritten note with a little gift apologizing for wasting your time. 

Mighty Fine Brine

Mighty Fine Brine is owned and operated by Dina Rock - a New Yorker, born and raised. The granddaughter of a New York deli owner, she comes from a long line of farmers and kosher butchers. Pickles have been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. After settling in Toronto with her family, she began experimenting and making pickles of her own, using tips and advice given to her from some of New York’s legendary pickle makers and produce from some of Ontario's most beautiful farms. Friends and family were wowed, and Mighty Fine Brine was born. 

Mighty Fine Brine brings a piece of culinary New York to Toronto. Their pickles will hook you with their super awesome taste and texture, and transport you to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Using traditional recipes and fermentation techniques, they hand-make and hand-pack each pickle the same way New Yorker’s have done for over 100 years.  

Millbank Cheese

Created in 1908 from a vision held by several local farmers, a cheese factory was set into operation.  Today, Millbank Cheese still uses traditional recipes and local dairy suppliers to create the cheese it’s known for.

In 1908 local farmers were looking for a way to use the surplus of milk from their dairy operations and thus Millbank Cheese was born.

In 1972, Millbank Cheese became the first Canadian factory to have an automated cheese-maker, imported from Europe. This “cheddar master” did it all: it stirred the cheese curd; it sliced, matted, and turned the cheddar slabs; and then it milled the cheddar slabs into curds, which could be sold as curds or pressed into cheese blocks.

In 2003 the store reopened to sell a wide variety of cheese and dairy products and othe‎r fine foods.

Millbrook Orchards
Mind Your Bees

Mind Your Bees, Canadian made zero waste eco friendly food storage alternative, the new kitchen essential. Our beeswax food wraps  are beautifully handmade, easy to use  and most importantly reduce food and plastic waste. You will notice a big difference in how long food keeps when stored in MYB wraps.  It is both protected and can breath. Simply a better way!!

Wrap it * Wash it * Reuse it *

Cleaning is just as simple, rinse in cool water if it needs a little more cleaning use a natural soap with cool water and air dry in dish rack just as you would a plate, now its ready to go again.  

Ministry of Tea

Driven by the noble quest to create the perfect cup of tea, the Tea Meisters at the Ministry began brewing magic leaves and herbal concoctions for their own pleasure and delight. Fast forward a few years, many thousands of miles travelled and a veritable sea of tea tasted from old Bombay to Mandalay and, voila, the Ministry of Tea was born. With an array of flavours from the (not so) every day English Breakfast to the extra-ordinary Ayurvedic blends, the Ministry now bring their passion for tea to you. Whether you'd like a restful night with 'The Big Sleep' or to get citric with our 'Lemon & Ginger', the Ministry has something delicious brewing just for you.

Mirepoix Farm

Owned and managed by Timothy Noxon, Mirepoix Farm is dedicated to bio-intensive organic growing and hand-crafted production methods that allow taste and quality to shine. Tim has been farming for 16 years and has been the co-recipient of Ontario's Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, as well as Slow Food Canada's Local Food Hero award.

Mirepoix Farm's growing methods and products are Certified Organic through Ecocert Canada according to the CFIA's Canadian Organic Standards.

Aside from the joy it gives Mirepois farms to work the land, their main goal is to help provide ingredients for delicious meals that might cross your kitchen counter! We're firm believers that the best food starts with the best ingredients.

Mirepoix farms continually search out and try new varieties of plants, save seeds and develop varieties that can thrive and provide in our growing environment. Along with the weather and terroir, each and every species contributes its own genetic character to the flavours on our plates.

Mirepoix Farms strive to produce as many ingredients as they can and source any others from local producers. Aside from a few bulk staples, they grow all of the peppers, onions, garlic and herbs that go into their recipes. They source certified organic vinegar and honey from producers in Ontario. Hand-harvested sea salt from a family-run salt works in Portugal. Certified Organic olive oil from Greece. And Certified Organic raw cane sugar from producers in South America. Their water purification/sanitizing system utilizes ozonation as an environmentally friendly option - inputs of only electricity and water, with resulting by-products of oxygen and H2O!

Freshly grated peppers are blended by hand with sea salt and lacto-fermented in aging barrels for many months as a first step towards becoming their hot sauce!

 

Miski Organics

Miski Organics® is a proudly family-owned Canadian company with Peruvian roots.  Their company was born from the desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives by providing them with healthier food alternatives.   Their core values include environmental sustainability, organic, and fair-trade practices.

Miski Organics provides nutrient-rich, certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free products to support peoples’ health. Our product line includes Andean Grains and Seeds, Dried Superfruits, Raw Dried Superfoods, Raw Cacao and Derivates – all sustainably grown and cultivated in Peru.  By sourcing from local farmers in the coastal valleys, Andean mountains and Amazon region of Peru, they are also contributing to the improvement of living conditions in rural communities, keeping farmers employed, and helping communities thrive by moving from economic instability to self-sufficiency. Their support for sustainable agricultural practices helps ensure the environment surrounding our farmers’ land is safe and preserves their culture and traditions.

As a Canadian agri-food company, they also specialize in creating Peruvian-inspired organic superfood derivates which are produced in-house and include Canadian-grown ingredients.  All their products are available in bulk or packaged for retail in blue-bin friendly recyclable bags sourced locally.

Their customers include health-conscious consumers, retailers, distributors, and food and beverage companies across North America.

Mission Hill Family Estate

Mission Hill is located in the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia. Centuries ago, glaciers moved through volcanic rock, leaving behind mountainsides, deep lakes, and ancient soils. Mission Hill Family Estate was among the first wineries to realise the potential of the valley. Today, the winery employs organic growing practices to cultivate wine of depth and character. 

Mnandi Pies

Mnandi Pies was born out of nostalgia of a time when the owner, Evis Chirowamhangu, was growing up in Zimbabwe. Savory pies are a very popular street food and snack in Zimbabwe. Evis grew up in a large family which made it financially difficult for her parents to afford any luxuries and at the time, savory pies were definitely a luxury. Once in a while, her mother would be able to afford to buy a pie that she would cut 9 times to give all her kids a taste. It is that taste that stayed with Evis. When she moved to Canada, she couldn’t find anything like the Zimbabwean Pie on the market. And therefore she set out to make her own, thus, Mnandi Pies was born. Mnandi Pies aims to entice food lovers in the Toronto area with pies inspired by the Zimbabwean Cuisine.

Molly B's Gluten Free Kitchen
Monforte

In a world gone mad for innovation and change, it's the small pleasures that keep us sane. And in the constellation of small pleasures that salve the mind and nourish the body, what trumps the sheer sensual deliciousness of a well-crafted cheese? Found in Stratford, Ontario, Monforte is convinced the small things do indeed make a difference, that agriculture is best practiced on a human scale, and that their cheeses, each in its own way, reflect something a little deeper than the technology behind mass manufactured food - a little of the poetry and passion of life itself.

Moo Free Beverages

Jennet -- a young and thirsty lactose-intolerant -- didn't love almond milk. She found it weirdly thick and the taste was either too sweet or...gross. One day she learned how to make it the old-fashioned way, at home. It tasted...good. Really good. It was just almonds and water.

What the heck was in all those other milks that made them taste so different? With a little research, she learned the milk she'd been drinking was full of the thickeners and preservatives -- and had hardly ANY almonds! Within weeks she decided she wanted to make this homemade, nutritious, and delicious plant milk available to her community.

At M!lk we prioritize using natural ingredients to make fully plant-based products that are offered in zero waste packaging. Our products are available in stores throughout Southern Ontario, Canada.

Moondog Organics
Moore Kombucha

Moore Kombucha is a Toronto-based Kombucha Tea microbrewery that specializes in hand-crafted, small-batch Kombucha Tea on tap and in bottles. Co-founded in 2015 by Lauren Moore (aka "The Fermentress"). 

Their booch is light, balanced and refreshing with no added sugars or preservatives.

More Granola

Founded in 2020 by Sarah Davies
An avid granola eater from a young age, Sarah struggled to find a brand producing fresh, chunky granola made of real ingredients. She used to buy boxes of granola, only to pick out the chunks to snack on, but in her eyes nothing satisfied like a freshly baked granola bite. 
After years developing her signature recipe, Sarah decided to launch the product she was missing: a nutrition packed granola that is built for snacking and tastes like a treat. More Granola's signature chunky clusters make it easy to eat right out of the bag, while also having the flexibility to break up and eat by the spoonful. 
A self proclaimed ‘taste-chaser’, Sarah believes food that is fun to eat can also be food that is good for you to eat. More Granola was born out of the desire to strike a balance between indulgence and nutrition. Too often, eating ‘well’ is posed as a trade off between taste and health. At More. we believe you should be able to have your cake - and eat it too! We hope to inspire people to savour the delicious flavours found in nature the same way they would their favourite dessert to encourage a more natural way of eating.

Mornington Dairy

Building on a tradition of local excellence and community involvement, Mornington Cheese is committed to producing the finest goat milk products possible. Located in Millbank, in the heart of Perth County's dairy farming community, Mornington produces milk, cheese and butter, with a commitment to the highest possible quality and freshness standards.

From their pure-tasting goat milk to their delightful goat cheddar cheese, Mornington is proud to offer you a healthy, great-tasting choice. Mornington's farmers feed their goats only vegetable-based protein and carefully tend to the little details, helping to ensure Mornington's goat milk products are among the best in Ontario.

Mother Raw

To infuse health with superior taste. Michelle Kopman is a health food enthusiast with a common goal: to produce 100% plant based, sustainable and satisfying creations. She uses a supreme blend of raw, vegan, organic whole foods and high quality organic ingredients to not only mimic traditional style comfort foods, but take them to a whole new level of healthy convenience. Each ingredient has been carefully selected for its unique action and blended together in Toronto to create a sensational infusion of delectable taste and unparalleled quality.

Mucci Organics

Coming to Canada from Italy in 1961, Tony and Gino Mucci rented farmland on share until they were able to purchase their first 21 acres of land in 1963.  They successfully grew a variety of vegetables on this land until they purchased additional land and began to focus their efforts on tomatoes. 

Building their first wooden frame poly greenhouses in 1969, they soon went on to build a 4 acre glass range in 1975 to the surprise of many of their neighbouring farmers and friends.  “They thought we were crazy,” says Tony of that first four acre glass range.  Four acres was a large project on its own, but four acres of glass was even more surprising.  The years following that build were tough with the mortgage crisis raising interest rates as high as 25% and increases in fuel and labour costs, but they pushed through, crediting their success to new tomato varieties and technology that improved yields. 

Further growth of the family business progressed throughout the years as more land was purchased and greenhouses were built.  Taking control of packing and marketing, Mucci Pac and Mucci International Marketing were formed in ’92 and ’96 respectively, followed by additional greenhouse expansion in ’97 and warehouse expansion in ’98.  Five acre additions were the norm at that time, but with a new marketing company and a packing line to fill, they took another risk and decided to build 20 acres of poly greenhouses. 

Today, Tony and Gino’s children have joined the family business and remain true to their parent’s entrepreneurial spirit with subsequent builds and the expansion of Mucci International Marketing.  Tony and Gino are still active in the family business, growing cocktail cucumbers at the home farm while their children take care of the new greenhouses and the marketing company.   The farms are fruitful and Mucci International Marketing has continued its growth, now representing over 400 acres of Ontario greenhouse vegetables to markets across North America. 

Muir Glen

Muir Glen’s products are always certified organic because we believe that organic farming benefits consumers, farmers, and ecosystems. Muir Glen has a long history of supporting organic agriculture, and this commitment remains steadfast. Our sustainable ingredient sourcing strategy seeks not only to reduce harm, but to create positive impact by regenerating natural resources and farming communities.

The unsung heroes of agriculture, the tiny but mighty bees work hard for our food.  Because we want them to keep on buzzing for generations to come, we’ve partnered with the Xerces Society to plant pollinator habitats on the California farms that grow our tomatoes.

As we learn more about the farmers and communities that make our products possible, we’re working to find ways to support them all on a deeper level. We seek to understand their challenges and opportunities by cultivating real relationships with these champions who are committed to regenerating natural resources to ensure long-term prosperity.

Murray's Farm
Muskoka Springs
My Little Chickpea

My Little Chickpea was born in 2012, all of their products are 100% vegan, gluten free and free of any preservatives - including their salads, falafals and hummus! Founder, Rula Sharkawi, brings her passion for creativity to life by creating good food for those who need it, food that she is proud to share with her friends, family and lovers of all things chickpea.

Mystic Sister Apiaries

Saidy Corneglio is the founder of Mystic Sister, a certified Sustainable Urban Beekeeper, Herbalist, and biodynamic gardener living in Toronto with her husband and 4 children. Saidy believes that regenerative agriculture and wildlife conservation are paramount to healing our planet and building a truly sustainable future which honors and respects the Earth and all her inhabitants. She holds diplomas in Sustainable Urban Beekeeping, Western Herbalism, Anthropology and Photography. 

Read more about Mystic Sister Apiaries in our Meet the Maker feature. 

Saidy Corneglio
Founder of Mystic Sister Apiaries

Nagi

Nagi was created by health and fitness expert Justyna Kozlowska as a healthy and delicious protein snack with 100% natural and raw ingredients. These delicious treats are ideal for anyone looking for both a quick and nutritionally balanced bite on the go. All of the ingredients used are easy to understand and pronounce because they are based on whole foods, with no preservatives or additives. Their products are locally made and hand-crafted with a touch of love. 

Native

Balbo Group´s activities started in 1903 when Patriarch Attílio Balbo started working at Engenho Central, in the city of Sertãozinho, in the interior of São Paulo. During the next 43 years, Mr Attílio and his sons specialized in the most diverse activities involved in the sugar sector.

At the end of 1946, the Balbo family founded Santo Antônio Plant (USA). The vocation, combined with experience and knowledge, generated the crushing of 16,000 tons of sugar cane and the production of 1,664 tons of sugar (27,733 bags of 60 kilos each) in the first season´s harvest in 1947.

During this period, the family still did not have a distillery or its own land for growing cane, but from then on the steps for growth were long and constant. Among important milestones are the acquisitions of Plant São Francisco, in 1957, Santana Plant, in 1962 (both in Sertãozinho) and Perdigão Plant, in 1965 in the city of Ribeirão Preto. The last two were incorporated into the USA´s. In 2008, the Uberaba Plant was opened, a partnership between the Balbo Group and other business groups.

Over time, the mills registered a significant increase in production capacity, and today has a production yield of more than 7 million tons of sugarcane, 300 thousand tons of sugar and 385 million liters of ethanol.

The three plants combined grow 37,800 hectares, where we grow our own sugarcane. The rest of the production is acquired from more than 300 traditional autonomous local growers in the regions where the industrial units are installed, among them: Ribeirão Preto, Jardinópolis, Dumont, Barrinha, Jaboticabal and Uberaba.

All Balbo Group plants are self-sufficient in energy through the burning of sugarcane bagasse. The production of thermal, mechanical and electrical energy, in a cogeneration model is provided by the company Bioenergia, also part of the Balbo Group, which meets the needs of companies to trade surplus electricity.

In addition, the Balbo Group also has PHB Industrial SA stock, which develops biodegradable sugarcane plastic resin technology.

GREEN CANE PROJECT

It started in 1987 and its main objective is to create a sustainable system of sugarcane production, seeking to manifest all ecological and conservation potential this crop has. For that, it was necessary to integrate mankind´s ancestral knowledge in organic land treatment to thousands of hours of research work and major investments, including the development of a raw cane harvester in collaboration with the manufacturer, the systematization of areas for mechanized harvesting, adaptation of varieties, organic fertilization, phytosanitary treatment, soil preparation, among other actions. As a result, São Francisco Plant (UFRA) received in October 1997 the certificate of an organic producer. Learn more about the Green Cane project.

Native Forest

The Native Forest® brand was born in 1999 in Californai with the introduction of their canned Organic Hearts of Palm. Unlike most conventional alternatives, the harvesting system of Native Forest® Organic Hearts of Palm supports preservation of native South American rainforests while benefiting source Amerindian communities. Since then, the Native Forest collection has grown, with additions of juicy organic fruits, authentic tropical specialties (like coconut milk) and culinary quality fruits and vegetables. These are packed in cans or glass jars for convenient storage and long life without need of refrigeration (until opened) or preservatives. 

Natritional Wellness

Dola first learned about bone broth during a family visit back in 2018 (a time she lovingly refers to as Before Bone Broth (B.B.B)). Her sister-in-law gave rave reviews about this new-found beverage and it had stuck in the back of her mind ever since.

Fast forward to 2020,  Dola had perfected her own bone broth, made with local and organic ingredients. After the family visit (B.B.B) she took the time to do her own research and started playing around with her own recipes. The research was intense and experiments were numerous; the results were amazing. A few points in between, life got busy (having a young child, working in the midst of a pandemic) and making her fresh bone broth went to the wayside. She eventually got frustrated with store-bought options and decided to make a big batch of her own and freeze it. She got a bit carried awat and made more than she could store in her small freezer. She shared it with her family, who gave rave reviews. And now it's your turn! Welcome to the Natritional Way of life that is all about whole foods to keep you well nourished. 

Natur-A

Natura Foods knows that you base your decisions about your diet on what’s best for your health. That’s why they’re committed to developing and producing soy beverages, rice beverages, almond beverages and frozen desserts that are tasty, deliver great quality, and contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Based in Quebec, Natur-a product family meets a growing need: to provide you with a healthful alternative to dairy products. And that’s why Natura Foods continues to develop delicious, nutritious, organic health foods and beverages made from plant products.

Natur-a soy beverages are a preferred alternative to cow’s milk. Made entirely of natural ingredients, vitamins, and essential minerals, they provide the perfect balance between good nutrition and good taste.

Natural Calm

Natural Calm Canada is the exclusive Canadian importer and distributor for Natural Vitality/Natural Calm magnesium products. 

Nature Babycare

ECO by Naty diapers are the number one green alternative when it comes to disposable diapers. That is thanks to Marlene’s philosophy. “I started my company with the determination to make a high-performance diaper that was friendlier on nature and healthier for your child. ECO by Naty products are all that.”

Nature Clean

It's really just a love story... In the early 1960s, Mrs.Ross, the wife of Nature Clean's founder, suffered allergic reactions due to the harsh chemicals used in their household products. To help her, Frank Ross began developing his own more simple and natural formulations. He omitted things like dyes, synthetic perfumes, phosphates and harsh preserving agents. Since then, the Ross family has continued the tradition of creating healthier, non-toxic alternatives for the products we all use in our homes everyday. Ontario based Nature Clean is about caring for your family's health, it's about the passion to protect our natural world, and it's about loving ourselves enough to use safer products. Enjoy!

Nature's Path

Nature's Path is a privately owned, family-run, certified organic maker of breakfast foods. Nature's Path was born in 1985 in British Columbia to owners and founders Arran Stephens and Ratana Stephens - their son, Arjan, and daughters, Jyoti and Gurdeep, all currently work at Nature's Path. They have been voted amongst Canada’s Best 50 Employers in Canada in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

In 2008, Nature's Path purchased 2,240 acres of organic farmland in Saskatchewan, which is crop shared amongst family farmers. They also serve as a processor for many independent organic family farmers - representing approximately 100,000 organic acres in all. They have also been staunch opponents of GMO proliferation since 2001, and Arran was an early supporter and board member of the Non-GMO Project. In fact, all Nature’s Path products are tested to bear the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal and the company sponsored the Right2Know GMO March in 2011, and was active in supporting the failed Proposition 37, previously the California Right to Know ballot initiative, for mandatory GMO labeling in California by contributing $600,000, plus time and support.

All Nature’s Path products are certified organic, vegetarian (many are vegan), and a large number are gluten-free.

Nature's Way Organic Farm
Nature's Way Organics

Nature's Way Organics produces some of the finest organic soya beans and popcorn in Ontario along with 40 different types of vegetables.  Located on the North Shores of Lake Erie, the micro climate makes it ideal for growing fresh delicious vegetables and nutritious hardy grains.  Nature's Way Organics takes pride in making nutritious local food.

Harvesting
Nature's Way Organics' harvesting and cleaning equipment is totally devoted to organic agriculture. This means that it does not co-mingle with other non organic crops. They take every precaution to ensure that their products stay GMO- and chemical-free.

Drying
Nature's Way Organics takes extreme care in handling and drying so that the integrity of every kernel stays in tact. Their drying technique uses a natural wood stove to deliver soft and consistent warmth to bring the moisture in the kernel to optimum popping potentential.

Storing
Air tight containers are used to store Nature's Way Organics popcorn to keep it stable and clean unlike conventional methods that achieve the same results from rodents and insects without harmful chemicals. 

Navitas Naturals

The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Since 2003, health-conscious people have been choosing this brand because of its a diverse whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, minerals, vitamins and other key nutrients. All of their products are certified organic and use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavour.

Food safety is very important to Navitas Naturals, and that is demonstrated by the rigorous third-party testing of their superfoods. Their facility and processing systems are certified organic, and are also certified under GMP and HACCP - important voluntary programs for ensuring food safety and quality. All of their products are also Non-GMO Project Verified. That means they’ve met the rigorous standards of the Non-GMO Project - an independent non-profit reviewer that ensures products are made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

Finally, Navitas Naturals is committed to socially responsible business practices. Their direct purchasing partnerships create and expand fair trade economic opportunities for farming communities in developing regions around the world.

Navitas Organics

Navitas Organics is a California-based company that is committed to their "Superfood Promise." They source Certified Organic and Sustainably Grown superfoods and make their products from the most potent parts of those plants. 

Neal Brothers

Since 1988, Neal Brothers Foods has provided families all over Canada with better for you snack options. Using whole and natural ingredients you can pronounce, they offer a variety of delicious snack food items and condiments that have the ability to bring family and friends together. With a creative approach to flavour and food they dare to be different!

Nerpy's Inc

Read more about Nerpy's Inc. in our Meet the Maker feature.

Michael Burgess

Founder and Creator of Nerpy's Inc.

New Moon Kitchen

New Moon has evolved greatly, over many years, yet the seed of its beginnings stay intact. They bake because they love to create good food, and they grow because it’s a fun adventure to run a business. New Moon’s mission is to make people happy; from the bakers that mix the doughs, to the folks that eat the cookies, and in between – all the people that make it possible for a business to be something good in the world. 

Their Toronto facility is completely free of all dairy, eggs, nuts, and peanuts. They are certified kosher parve which means none of their ingredients have ever touched manufacturing lines with dairy present. All of their suppliers have been audited for their status as nut and peanut free, to ensure none of their ingredients have come into contact with nuts or peanuts. They are proud to call their treats school safe.

Newfoundland Salt Company

THE BEGINNING

In 2011, Peter Burt felt the call of home that many Newfoundlanders feel after time away. By then his resume included some of the finest restaurants across Canada as well as kitchens in Australia, China and Spain. While Chef de cuisine at Raymonds Restaurant in St. John’s, Peter began perfecting his method of making sea salt.

“As Newfoundlanders we’re surrounded by salt water. Why hadn’t we done this before?” he asked himself.

THE MOVE

In 2017, Peter and his partner Robin Crane moved to historic Bonavista and the Newfoundland Salt Company found a permanent home in the historic Arthur Sweetland Shop on Church Street.  

OUR PHILOSOPHY

“I wanted the name to be simple and direct. I make salt. It’s from Newfoundland,” Peter says.

He and Robin want to share their crafted sea salt with those who crave quality, purity and outstanding flavour. It’s perfectly flakey, and a superb gift for those who enjoy cooking at home.

MEET THE SALTMAKERS

Robin Crane + Peter Burt

Peter and Robin were both born and raised in Newfoundland, but spent most of their 20s and 30s away. They dated when they were in high school only to reconnect 20 years later, after each felt the call of home. Peter and Robin began to make sea salt in 2011 and formed the Newfoundland Salt Company in early 2012.

Through trial and error, Peter refined his method of salt making at Raymonds restaurant where he was chef. Robin has an extensive retail and customer service background, and has helped shape the company into what it is today.

They began to sell their first batches of salt at the St. John’s Farmers Market, to specialty shops, and chefs before they relocated to Bonavista in 2017.

Niagara Food Specialties

Niagara Food Specialties is a local artisanal producer of traditional Italian inspired salumi. They hand craft their prosciutto crudo, capocollo, lonza (lombo), guanciale, pancetta, cotechino ("must"), and fresh sausage. Their fresh meat products include custom made sausage recipies, nduja, Canadian peameal back bacon, breakfast sausages, and fresh salami patties. 

They source strictly hormone and antibiotic free pork. They source both naturally raised and certified organic hogs. The minimum standard for the pork that Niagara Foods sources from farms in southern Ontario is 3rd party verified to be humanely treated from farrow to finish. The hogs are fed a 100% vegetarion diet and they ask their farmers to select heavier, more mature hogs that are at least 10 to 12 months old. The animals are crate free and have access to pasture where permissible (this is mostly dependent on weather in Ontario). In addition the the standards already mentioned, the Certified Organic hogs they source eat only non-GMO feed (as per Organic regulation), and the animals are solely pasture raised. 

Niagara Food Specialties ages their meat products using only sea salt as a preservative and time as the method of air drying. They never use phosphates, nitrates, nitrites, or any other chemical preservative in their processes. Their products also remain gluten-free, and lactose-free. 

Nick's Sticks

No Antibiotics, No Sugar, No Gluten, No, Nitrates, No Hormones, No Artificial Colors!

Nick makes snack sticks that start with 100% grass-fed beef. Next comes a dash of organic seasoned salt, blended into his proprietary recipe. The result…the cleanest and best-tasting snack sticks you can find.

Nickel 9 Distillery

Located in Toronto’s famous Junction neighbourhood, Nickel9 Distillery was established in 2017 with the mission to provide premium craft spirits to an increasingly savvy and demanding market. Combining years of distilling experience, their founders are committed to using only the finest ingredients and methods to produce truly high quality and unique products.

Noble Bean

After an amazing 34 years of making tempeh, Allan and Susan Brown were ready to pass on their great legacy to the new owners of Noble Bean. So, who are these new owners anyway, you might ask? Well, you could say that they're Noble Bean's greatest fans. They're two young restauranteurs from Nova Scotia who have owned and operated Montreal's vegan restaurant "Aux Vivres" for the last 15 years.

Aux Vivres translates into "the goods, and the source of life". They feel like they are the perfect marriage of NobleBean and Aux Vivres, and are thrilled to get things started. They met Allan and Susan seven years ago and started using tempeh in their recipes. Their customers loved it and the demand for tempeh grew each year. They found themselves making bigger and bigger orders from NobleBean. To make a long story short, They were the perfect match when Noble Bean was searching for someone to carry on their great tradition of tempeh making.

They’ve built a new state of the art tempeh shop in the heart of Montreal. They‘re committed to producing the finest organic tempeh using the techniques that have been passed on to them from our original tempeh heroes.

You may be wondering if anything has changed? Well the packaging has changed and they are offering some amazing new products. Has the quality changed? Not one bit.

They are focused on producing only the best tempeh for you. Welcome to the next generation of Noble Bean.

Nomz Organic
NoochPop

o be honest, we didn’t know what Nutritional Yeast (Nooch) was before our vegan(ish) friends recommended we sprinkle it on popcorn. Once we did, we were hooked.

Nooch…what a crazy, unique, smooth, golden, creamy, cheesy, delicious ingredient! A tasty, plant-based, dairy-free, cheese substitute that’s high in protein and fibre, plus B vitamins and minerals. After falling in love with the taste, we found out how nutritious it is and became even more excited.

We began researching all the Nutritional Yeast dedicated popcorn products and found…drumroll please…none! Not one!

So, as foodie entrepreneur parents, we are always trying to teach our girls to keep a sharp eye out for great products, and think outside the box, or in this case, the popcorn bag. After our “Nooch Aha Moment”, we decided to partner with our 3 daughters (aka 3 Nutritious Sisters) to sell organic fresh-popped popcorn seasoned with Nooch in 4 fun and delicious flavours…NoochPOP was born.

Here you go, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

NorCliff Farms

In 1973, company president Nick Secord brought NorCliff Farms Inc. into existence. Born and raised in New Brunswick it’s no surprise that he would have taken on such a quest. It has been said that “Fiddleheads are to New Brunswick, what the Maple Leaf is to the rest of Canada.” What started out as a small enterprise has grown into a much larger operation, and NorCliff Farms is now Ontario's very first fiddlehead farm with headquarters in "the bog" bordering Port Colborne and Wainfleet Township on the North Shore of Lake Erie.

NorCliff Farms boasts beautiful scenery, immaculate wildlife and over 300,000 ostrich fiddlehead fern plants. Wild Harvesting is the name of the game at NorCliff. One of Nick’s favourite sayings is “NorCliff Fiddleheads have no ‘cides.’" - no herbicides, fungicides or pesticides are used on their crops at anytime. In the early spring the NorCliff team forages the forests and riverbeds for wild fiddleheads, which are handpicked, one by one. They are proud to share the nutritional benefits, delicious flavour and unsurpassed quality of their fiddleheads with others.

It is recommended to wash and boil fiddleheads (approximately 8 minutes, of until tender) before consuming, however many people consume fiddleheads only a few minutes after boiling.

North 42 Degrees

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery began with a dream and a love of agriculture, wine and our community.  It is built on a commitment of quality, authenticity and sustainability.

As 3rd generation farmers of Polish heritage, wine flows deep within our owners roots with sordid tales of winemaking and bootlegging in the Dirty 30’s to the transformation of bountiful fruit harvests into wine.  Martin Gorski and Suzanne Dajczak are the happily married co-owners of North 42 group of companies including North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, North 42 Farms, an active grain farming operation and Serenity Lavender Farm.  Martin was exposed to grape growing at a young age when he tended to his grandparents grape vines.  After a career in medical research and quality management Martin, a microbiologist returned to school to obtain his wine making certification from Washington State University.  To Martin, winemaking is the ultimate expression of farming.  He is involved in the daily management of the companies while.  Suzanne, a lawyer, is involved with the marketing aspects of the companies.

“Purveyors of good times and fine wines” captures the essence of what North 42 Degrees Estate Winery is all about.  We are a 17 acre vineyard, winery and Bistro located in the heart of the Lake Erie North Shore appellation producing award winning wines from our own estate grown grapes.   Amid Carolinian forest, our sun quenched naturally rain fed vineyard is gently caressed by Lake Erie breezes, nourished by deep, rich soils and nurtured to perfection.  Martin and Suzanne and the entire North 42 team invite  you, our guests, to  taste the pure goodness of our award winning wines, experience the natural beauty of our surroundings, our culinary team’s creations and warm southern hospitality. We offer an authentic winery experience to our guests where you can personally engage with the owners, learn about our history, the viticultural practices and winemaking techniques.

Martin and Suzanne welcome you to discover the ultimate expression of all that is beautiful at North 42 Degrees.

Nova Scotia Organics

Nova Scotia Organics has been in the organic vitamins and supplements business for over twenty years. They have created a line of Certfied Organic vitamins, supplements, and snack foods. They never use fillers to increase the size of a tablet or caplet. Situated about 30 kilometres outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia Organics has restored a number of barns on their 300 acre property. Beautifully antique (the average age of the barns is 150 years old) on the outside, the barns house an advanced factory that is certified organic and follows the Good Manufacturing Practices plan. Also, they have a pet llama!

Nud Fud Inc.

Nud (pronounced nude) was created out of a desire to improve the way people eat and feel by bringing truly simple, nourishing, and real ingredients back to snacks. They are deeply committed to providing the highest quality products with minimal impact on the environment, that almost anyone can eat, regardless of dietary restrictions. They have a triple bottom line and are committed to creating a sustainable business, while caring about all people and our planet.

Nudge Foods

They Toronto based Nudge team set out to create products that not only taste great but also meet the high standards that you have for the food you bring into your home. They all want to eat better and making small changes of improvement is how it begins.

When they're ready to make a change in their lives, they prefer to take it one step at a time. They have learned that doing things in small bite sized chunks is sometimes easier. They don’t like to be pushed into making fast changes – however, they sometimes appreciate a little nudge.

All their yummy Macaroni and Cheeses are made with Non-GMO ingredients, no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives as well as organic grass fed cheese and they have Gluten-free options!

Nuts for Cheese

Cultured cashew cheeses maker. All cheeses are handcrafted from certified organic, Fairtrade cashews. What’s in them is as impressive as what’s not; no additives, preservatives, starches, gums or fillers here!

Nuts To You

Nuts to You Nut Butter Inc. is proudly Canadian since 1989. A small family-run business, Nuts to You has been operating in Paris, Ontario for over 20 years. All of their nuts and seeds are dry roasted (no oil) and do not contain added salt, sugar or saturated/tropical fats. Their butters are high in protein and fiber, and are a good source of vitamins, and minerals (magenesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, potassium, and iron)! They also contain unsaturated fats ('healthy fats'), which can help reduce cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. Nuts to You is certified organic by QAI, a third party independent organization recognized worldwide. Their products are all kosher and dairy-, soy-, wheat- and gluten-free.

Note: The oil in their products will naturally rise over time. Simply stir the oil back in. If you wish to reduce oil separation, store in the refrigerator.

Nuun Hydration
Nyarai Cellars

Nyarai Cellars is a “Virtual” winery, in that we do not own our own vineyards or winery building. In creating wines that bear the Nyarai Cellars’ name, careful consideration of ideal vineyard localities is paramount. The strength of individual appellations such as Niagara River, Lincoln Lakeshore and Twenty Valley Bench, were appealing to create a product of distinct character and elegance. A simplistic approach is followed during the entire winemaking process, which allows for purity-of-fruit to be the main focus.

In order to achieve this, fermentation of our white wines is conducted at low temperatures in stainless steel to retain the delicate nuances of the fruit. Once primary fermentation is completed the wines are allowed to mature on their lees for complexity and stability. Our red varietals are fermented individually in small lots where daily cap immersion (punch downs) is carried out to obtain even extraction of tannins and colour with an appropriate duration of skin contact. Subsequently, the wine is pressed off its skins and racked where they undergo malolactic conversion and then aged to perfection in French oak.

This minimalistic approach is observed during the winemaking process to ensure varietal character along with weight and balance of all resulting wines. Delicate handling of these wines, in preparation of bottling, continues the process of respect in the presentation of these inspired Niagara base wines.

 

Steve Byfield

Winemaker

Nyarai Cellars winemaker, Steve Byfield, is one of a small but emerging collection of highly motivated, vintner directed, brands in Niagara. Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Steve was introduced to the culture of wine during his university studies as an amateur winemaker. Fascinated by its cultural influence upon Society’s perception of cuisine and drink, Steve’s curious, artistic, mind was fuelled to explore further.

In the fall of 2000 Steve made his way into the wine industry as a product consultant with Southbrook Winery. The following year he was granted an opportunity to apprentice as a cellar hand for the 2001 vintage and subsequently was promoted to assistant winemaker shortly afterwards. Steve’s tenure at Southbrook lasted for 5 vintages with his departure in 2006 to the Beamsville Bench Region. Here he worked as assistant winemaker with Ridgepoint Wines, Calamus Estate Winery while also holding the position of winemaker / general manager at Thomas and Vaughan Estate Winery. In 2008 Steve embarked on his own project and created Nyarai Cellars with business partner Rod Ingram.

In forging relationships with conscientious wine growers, the virtual winery model was set into motion with Nyarai’s inaugural release in the spring of 2009. An unflinching commitment to quality, combining dedication to sound viticulture practices and a focus on winemaking detail, the goal of Nyarai Cellars is to convey a sense of place – The Niagara wine region.

O'Dough's

O'Doughs is baking to make a difference.

O'Doughs' Toronto based family of healthful, high quality, soft, gluten-free products began because they know that the health and wellbeing of your family is as important to you as theirs is to them. They also know that although everyone loves baked goods, not all baked goods are good for us.

Thus, their family has created their gluten-free line to bring your family an alternative - savory breads, buns, pizza crusts, and our delicious sweet cakes – all offering great taste, soft and wonderful texture, and wholesome, nutritious ingredients, from the heart.

So whether you simply want a great-tasting, healthier baked good, or you're intolerant of gluten, O'Doughs' family of products offer yummy buns, breads and cakes that your whole family will enjoy.

O'Sole Mio

O'Sole Mio is a family owned company based in Quebec, whose sole objective is to provide its customers with the freshest flavours of Italy. They do not use any preservatives, and source Canadian ingredients where possible. O'Sole Mio is HACCP Certified, and produce a range of Certified Organic fresh pastas. 

Oak Manor

Founded in Oxford County in 1943, Oak Manor Farm's roots began with progressive farmer named Delton Reibling, 150 acres of land, and a committment to organic agriculture. The Reibling family was one of the first to bring electricity to the community for their dairy and seed cleaning farm. Today the Reibling family continues to transform grain grown by local farmers into top quality flour and grain products. In addition to spelt, they also mill other regional grains such as rye, oats, wheat, and flax. These products, which include flour, berries, flakes and cereal, are sold to area natural food stores, independent retailers, and even to larger food chains.

Oast House

As one of Canada’s original producers of traditional-style Farmhouse Ales, the idea of Oast House has always been to follow the Niagara winemaking tradition of crafting a truly unique product that derives both its character and distinction from the land.

OK! Kombucha

We are a Toronto based kombucha brewery bringing you delicious and refreshing kombucha.

We think kombucha doesn't have to be just a healthy, functional drink. We believe it can showcase flavour in compelling new ways. Using kombucha's natural acidity and the freshest ingredients, we carefully craft each of our flavours to tell a story of their own.

We think that good health should taste great and kombucha should be enjoyable and accessible. 

Omega Nutrition

Omega Nutrition, the original flax oil company, was established in 1987 in Washington, D.C. and is recognized worldwide as the Premium Manufacturer of Flax and Culinary Oil Products. They were the first company to bring unrefined, certified organic Flax Seed Oil to the North American Market. Since then, they have brought over 40 certified Organic, Kosher and GMO free nutritional products to market using their unique omegaflo® process (a unique, cold-pressed extraction method). Omega Nutrition continues to be acknowledged as the forerunner in Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) nutrition. With continuing research and development, they continue to expand their product line to include an entire range of oils, capsules and other nutritional supplements.

Omega Nutrition is committed to:

Manufacturing the freshest, highest-quality, unrefined, organic oils and related products from the finest raw materials, with packaging that offers the most protection for all the valuable nutrients.
Staying abreast of research and development of products that will contribute to enhancing the health and diet of consumers. Taking care of the needs of their customers, while operating, serving and living with honesty and integrity. Providing continuing truthful education to the public on Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) nutrition, fats and oils. Offering their products to all who want and need them, from their distributors to retailers, healthcare practitioners and to you!

On Seven Estate Winery

At On Seven Estate Winery, they are obsessed with viticulture that will grow the best wine grapes, passionate about caring for our land and ecology so that future generations can enjoy what we do, and fixed on the pursuit of the art and science of making the finest wines.

One Degree
ONFC

The Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) is a not-for-profit co-operative that distributes natural and organic food to member buying clubs, co-operative retail stores, and independent natural food stores from Ontario to the Maritimes. Through a joint consumer/retail co-operative structure, ONFC is committed to fostering sustainable agriculture, healthy food, ecologically sound practices, and the co-operative movement. Their vision is to live in sustainable world from seed to plate, and they are proactively working to bring to market natural, organic and local foods and products within a co-operative network. They support products that are minimally processed or refined, certified organic and fair-trade, Canadian and local.

Only Pasta Inc.

Based in Toronto, Only Pasta has been in the business of manufacturing pasta for over 20 years. Their reputation as a dedicated family business has allowed us to provide fresh, top quality pasta products, gourmet sauces and entrees to distributors, food processing plants, restaurants and families alike. Over the years, they have co-developed a large range of custom pasta products with discerning chefs and have advanced new products like their organic pastas to meet popular market trends. If there is a pasta you want, they can make it!

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Ontario Natural Food Co-op

The Ontario Natural Food Co-op is committed to contributing to a sustainable food system that supports our local Ontario economy and organic family community. Their line of private label products under the Ontario Natural brand are produced in partnership with local Ontario growers and producers meeting today’s consumer demands – Buy Local, Naturally. These products are:

- Grown exclusively for the Ontario market
- Foods produced from local Ontario Farms
- Reducing food miles for a healthier environment
- Organically grown to nurture a healthy food system
- Strengthening local economies

Ontario's Own

Ontario’s Own prepared foods allow you to eat local, all year round. The product line includes pure fruit purees, soups, stocks and sauces made from high quality ingredients and inspired by the flavour and variety of Ontario’s farm bounty. The company is proud to highlight the farmer as the unsung hero of prepared foods and lists where the primary ingredients come from. It is their mission to support Ontario's farms and local economies by serving good food that's close to home.

Organic Girl

Organicgirl is a small group of women and men in California's fertile Salinas Valley who want to offer the best organic produce ever offered. 

They created the name OrganicGirl because they wanted something that had a sense of youth and promise and freshness about it. And they wanted to make real sure you know they're an organic only company. And once they chose the name, something dawned on them: Who is OrganicGirl? Both men and women alike who enjoy healthy, fresh, sustainable produce grown in harmony with Mother Nature. 

Their desire is to always be seen as offering the very best quality produce done the right way. This means unique approaches to organic growing, it means rejecting produce that just isn't good enough, it means triple washing their salads, it means using earth-friendly 100% recycled plastic packaging, it means a real focus on getting our produce to your store as fast as possible, and it means offering products that are a bit different in some way that matters to you.

Organic Meadow

From humble beginnings in 1989, It all began around a kitchen table on a farm in Durham, Ontario with group of organic farmers; Organic Meadow has grown to become a respected pioneer within organic dairy.

In their view, they’ve achieved this by upholding the same simple notion : produce superior dairy using fresh, quality organic milk straight from family farms. Nearly 25 years later, they continue to operate as a Co-operative, and work collaboratively with local organic farmers to provide Canadians with locally-grown, minimally-processed organic food.

Organic Meadow Co-operative's members are family farmers who work with nature to create healthy soil, healthy plants and healthy animals. The result of all of this effort is locally-farmed organic dairy products including milk, cream, kefir, yogurt, cheese, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese and ice cream of the highest quality,

Organic Meadow has remained true to its roots – committed to preserving the family farm and a healthy environment using sustainable organic practices, and dedicated to quality, honesty and giving back to the community – things worth holding onto forever.

Every time you purchase an Organic Meadow product, you are choosing to directly support small, local family farms instead of large corporations.

Organic Oasis

Organic Oasis' goal is to re-connect people to their food source. Real food, sustainably grown. Their farm is certified organic by Eco-Cert so you can have every confidence that the produce you’re purchasing is free from toxic chemicals. Yet there is so much more to it than that! Farming from a holistic perspective is the approach they take. 

Organic Ocean

Organic Ocean was created to foster a sustainable, vibrant, healthy seafood industry, in which fishermen would be fairly rewarded for their investment, effort, and personal risk.

We are based in British Columbia, the birthplace of those NGOs, like Greenpeace, Ocean Wise, and SeaChoice, which founded the marine conservation movement. It’s no coincidence then, that where the benchmark for environmentally and socially responsible seafood production was established, value over volume would become the norm for our fisheries. Organic Ocean’s discriminating clientele recognize that by making the best choices for our oceans, they are also receiving the finest ultra premium seafood.

Much of our seafood is harvested or produced in British Columbia, although we do source some products that are not available locally. Our seafood comes from wild capture fisheries, Indigenous harvesters, and responsible aquaculture with everything we supply required to meet or exceed the highest sustainable and socially responsible production standards. By connecting the producers with the consumers, we are generating and distributing value to both.

Organic Traditions
Organico Bello

Chef Neil Fusco grew up on a small farm in southern Italy, where hard work was just a part of everyday life. He was the eldest of five, the first-born son of Italian farmers who eventually immigrated to New York. Every morning, he and his family rose with the sun and followed his mother on the mile-long trek to the tomato fields. There, it was their job to pull out the weeds between the rows of tomato plants. The earth and its fruit were their livelihood, so they cared for it with the same attention to which you might care for a dear family member. If his food wasn’t harvested from his family farm in southern Italy, it came from neighbors, friends, or local markets. In his experiences, Chef Neil developed a passion for creating light, healthy dishes that celebrate what our Earth has to offer without any unnatural additives like preservatives or sugar. Organico Bello® light and clean pasta sauces, both delicious and healthy, serve as a testament to Chef Neil's idea that quality starts with authenticity. Organico Bello®100% imported organic tomatoes are grown and harvested in Italy and delivered in a jar of Organico Bello® to your kitchen table with authentic Italian taste and ingredients you can trust.

 

Organico Bello® pasta sauces are delicious and as healthy as nature intended.

When you open a jar of Organico Bello® pasta sauce, you are opening a jar of wholesome ingredients taken straight from nature. Organico Bello® pasta sauces are Certified USDA OrganicNon-GMO Project Verified, and Whole30® Approved with no preservatives and no added sugar, water, or tomato paste. They rely on the natural merits of their organic ingredients to give them their pure flavor. 

Organics and Gold

Natalie Kessler is the founder and owner of Organics and Gold. She has built her Toronto-based company on the promise to give customers the best tastin, highest quality mustard with a focus on sourcing Certified Organic Fair-Trade, Canadian mustard seeds. 

Osoleo Wildcrafters

From local farms and forests, to foraging for wild foods in the forest, this collective of Ontario wild foragers and farmers works tirelessly to find nutritious and powerful food from our very environment to delight you! Osoleo wildcrafters are in a continual harvest cycle and only pick what they produce and harvest themselves, each product has a story and origin so you can be sure that through supporting us you are supporting ecologically sound ventures and the tradition of using local, wild foods.

Pacific Foods

Pacific Foods has been in operation since 1987. Founded in Tualatin, Oregon, Pacific Foods began as a co-packer making tofu and soy milk. They moved onto create other non-dairy beverages, as well as chicken, beef, and vegetable broths - and eventually soups!

Pacory

Since the beginning of the 18th century, the Pacorys have been farmers in the Domfrontais. Like all the peasants of this bocage, they transform apples and pears into cider, perry, and calvados along with livestock activities. The Grimaux farm has been run by our family since 1939. In 1959, faced with the extension of intensive agriculture, my father, Claude Pacory, decided to favor and perfect the production of Calvados. Marketing in bottles then began. Many prizes have come to reward this work. In 1986, we took over the operation and continued Claude's work. By analyzing the potential of the various varieties in our orchard, using more efficient techniques, we have refined the quality and diversity of our products.

This quality has been recognized, and our products have received several awards, in particular Calvados Domfrontais AOC and Poiré Domfront AOP. La Ferme des Grimaux, spread over 100 hectares, has 700 high-stem pear trees and 400 high-stem apple trees. The 200 tons of pears and apples harvested allow us to produce our juices, our perries and cider, our aperitifs, and our fabulous Calvados Domfrontais. Today we are highlighting our appellations of origin, Calvados Domfrontais, and Poiré Domfront, as well as a range of new products made from our fruits (apples and pears).

Painted Rock Estate Winery

Painted Rock began with John and Trish Skinner’s belief that the Okanagan Valley had enormous, largely unrealized, potential. While the area was long known for producing some of the world’s finest fruit, it was the wines produced from the 1980’s “Vinifera Program” (where vineyards were paid to remove high producing, inferior hybrids and plant vinifera) that convinced the Skinner’s that the Okanagan would one day be an internationally recognized wine region. John knew that if they wanted to be involved, and make an impact, they had to move quickly. The goal was simple: find the best property and apply the most aggressive mandate for quality. Their extensive search took nearly three years and ended when they found “The Black Hawk”, a spectacular 56 acre bench on Skaha Lake in Penticton. In 2004 they purchased what was once “the largest apricot orchard in the British Commonwealth”. The orchard had been felled in the 1980’s and had lain fallow since.

Detailed analysis of the property occurred for the next year while the site was prepared and the property was planted in 2005.  Envisioned as a family-run estate winery, the assumption was that this could be some of the finest “terroir” in the world and it was their job to deliver on its promise.   From expertise to equipment to mandate the commitment was and remains uncompromising. According to John Skinner, “If Painted Rock is going to compete with the best in the world we must have confidence in our terroir and allow it to express its uniqueness. That's why we are 100% Estate."

Palatine Fruit & Roses

Palatine Fruit and Roses is situated on Palatine Hill, a place of historical significance, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Niagara Peninsula has a longer growing season with higher heat than most of Ontario. This unique location, combined with attention to detail and a holistic approach to soil management results in plants, fruit and cut roses of highest quality.

Please note this grower is not certified organic. Palatine Fruit & Roses practices low-spray and low-input farming. For this season, Palatine Fruit & Roses is using only one input prohibited in organic farming; a fungicide called Pristine. We are working closely with them to ensure transparency in their farming practice so that we can provide the best sourcing alternatives, including an expanded variety of produce during the peak growing season in Ontario, to our customers.

Paleo Palate Café

The Paleo Palate Café is a revolutionary online bakery + cafe and Toronto’s one stop destination for all things  gluten free and Paleo. It is an initiative to bring in paleo, gluten free, dairy free and vegan desserts made with all-natural ingredients present everyone with a wonderful opportunity of choosing healthy!

All of our gluten free cakes and desserts are handmade locally in Toronto. We use the freshest, organic and locally sourced ingredients and none of our products use any preservatives or additives whatsoever!

When we began, our focus was to be an online Paleo bakery and cafe striving to bring you the best gluten free and paleo desserts in Toronto. We began with 2 flavours of muffins – Blueberry and Chocolate chip both which did very well. While there was a wide customer base for these products a lot of our customers approached us looking for Vegan options. Hence, we introduced our new line of Vegan desserts that were also gluten free.

Pamela's

Pamela’s Products, started in 1988, is known for delicious, gluten free foods with a full line of baking mixes, cookies and snack bars. As a pioneer in both natural foods and gluten-free, Pamela’s still maintains leadership status in the industry. With ongoing improvement and innovation, Pamela’s Products continues to grow and embrace the many opportunities that lay ahead.

Pamela’s strength comes from Pamela herself, who not only develops every product recipe, but personally chooses, tests and approves every ingredient. Pamela ensures top-quality products by sourcing the best ingredients available for optimal flavor and texture in every product

Parallel Brothers

It all started around the Ozery’s Sabbath table back in Jerusalem. In the kitchen, pots and pans would boil and dance on the stove, raising intoxicating scents from the Arab cuisine within. Grandpa Haim, inspired by the aromas in the house, would break into Jewish Yemenite psalms, enrapturing the entire family. Among the abundance of dishes proudly stood a humble bowl of Tahini: a sesame paste that went back generations, crafted and refined by artisans in the narrow, ancient streets of Jerusalem. The Ozery grandchildren, Alon, Guy, and Aharon, when they weren’t crawling under the table untying everyone’s shoes, loved to dip everything they ate into Tahini.

As they grew older, the Ozery brothers went their own ways: Guy and Alon moved to Toronto and founded Ozery Bakery in 1996; Aharon, an installation artist, lived in Berlin for years before rejoining his brothers in Toronto. “Now what?” they wondered. The Tahini bowl from their grandparents’ table emerged in their minds, and it hit them: they would make an original, authentic, high-quality Sesame butter. At the time, Tahini manufacturers in Israel had been modernizing their processes and were beginning to dispose of their old Basalt stone mills. One of those stone mills was found in Jerusalem; it was bought and brought to Canada, where it was lovingly restored to its Tahini-producing glory.

Since then, a lot of Sesame seeds have passed through that stone mill, and the dream to create Sesame butter transformed into Parallel, a restaurant that serves modern twists on Mediterranean classics. Soon another brother joined the team: Chef George Grabsky, an Israeli Chef and baker who’s worked for over a decade as the righthand chef of Erez Komarovsky, described as one of the originators of modern Israeli cooking. George has worked as a chef around the world, honing his skills for creating unique tastes.

Partake Brewing

Five years ago I gave up alcohol due to a medical condition. But I missed my beer. I missed the taste of beer and discovering new beers, especially new craft beers. But more than that, I found that I missed the social connection that comes from sharing a drink with a colleague after a hard days work, cracking a beer with the guys after hockey, and joining in to celebrate special occasions with family and friends.

So a friend suggested that I try non-alcoholic beer. The problem is most of the non-alcoholic beer I tried tasted awful and there really was almost nothing in terms of variety. Unfortunately the long-standing stigma surrounding non-alcoholic beer has been well deserved.

That is until now!

I launched Partake Brewing to bring all the things that make craft beer great to non-alcoholic beer drinkers including taste, variety, authenticity, creativity, and passion. Non-alcoholic beer drinkers want to Partake in the craft beer journey with everyone else. Why? Because we’re beer lovers too.

En Français

Lorsque j’ai appris que j’avais la maladie de Crohn, j’ai dû arrêter de boire de l’alcool. Cependant, comme mon amour pour les bières artisanales n’était pas près de s’éteindre, j’ai décidé de fonder Partake Brewing et de créer des bières artisanales sans alcool, tout aussi variées, savoureuses et goûteuses que celles qui ont éveillé ma passion. Santé!

Pasta Toscana

Pasta Toscana Classic is entirely Made in Tuscany. It combines the strength that is typical of this land, the quality of wheat milled in modern plants, the freshness of spring water and art - the art of pasta making! With Pasta Toscana Classic substance and tradition take form. It is a quality product made with high quality durum wheat and with the experience of the master pasta makers, from whom all this adventure began. "Pasta Toscana" cannot be told: it must be tasted, savoured and eaten!

Patience Fruit & Co

Created for cranberry lovers, the Patience Club, based in Quebec, is dedicated to the art of living well and the benefits of the Slow Food movement.

They believe in the importance of taking hold of those rare moments when we allow ourselves to slow down, whether it’s taking the time to cook, practice a sport, or pamper ourselves.

Paul & Patti Watson
Peaches to Pines

Peaches to Pines is a small scale organic farm in Toronto, Ontario. Find them at East Lynn Farmers' Market, Fresh City Farms, and weekly delivery.

Pearl Morissette

In this parcel of Niagara, Pearl Morissette honour authenticity in everything they do.

In wine, in food, and in life.

There is no dogma.

There is no premeditated outcome.

They take a pragmatic approach in seeking what nature has intended.

Which is why these wines are based less on what they do, and more on what we don’t do.

 

Pearl Morissette don’t imitate. They don’t emulate.

Through a process of exploration and experimentation, they produce limited quantities of quality wine that reveal the beauty of our Niagara wine region.

Like any craft, a great discipline is knowing when to do nothing at all. With this in mind, we remain very hands-off with low levels of intervention. Their job is to guide the wine as opposed to fixing the wine. Their grapes are carefully hand-picked solely on the basis of skin maturity. This approach enables each grape to impart its unique character in every glass.

Pefferlaw Creek Farms

Pefferlaw Creek Farms is a family owned business run by four brothers on their maple syrup farm in Uxbridge Ontario. Crafting the finest quality organic 100% pure maple syrup, PCFarms hopes to share in their passion and love for producing and consuming maple syrup by bringing it to your tables.

Pfenning's

Pfenning's Organic Farm is a grower, packer, and shipper of certified organic produce. You can find them nestled in a curve of the Nith River just outside New Hamburg, Ontario. More than just a farm, theirs is a "Quality of Life" business that takes a holistic approach to sustainability. They focus on “local first” family and community building and from that develop market relationships where mutual respect is the foundation.

Read more about Pfenning's Farm in our Meet the Maker feature. 

Pierogi House

Their story begins in 1943, with Irena Kotas, who is lovingly called Babcia (Grandma in Polish). Babcia was raised in the mountainous region of southeast Poland where pierogi was a staple food that graced the tables of families throughout the region, often accompanied by the fruits and vegetables that were grown right in the backyard. As Babcia tells it, if you were lucky, your backyard even had a chicken or a cow.

In 1990, Babcia’s daughter Lila, and her husband Jacek, emigrated to Ontario, Canada where they started a family. 10 years later, Babcia joined the family in Canada to help raise her two grandchildren. This is how the authentic pierogi made its way from Poland to their table in Kitchener, Ontario and now to yours! You see, when Babcia had spare time, she would make pierogi using the recipe she learned from her Babcia. And, she would make a lot of pierogi… feeding her friends and family. Once someone tasted a Babcia-made pierogi, they were asking for more and more!

In 2015, Jacek could no longer ignore the desire he had to bring the taste of the authentic pierogi to more than just immediate family and friends. Crappy pierogi were abundant, and it was time for real, authentic pierogi. And, thus, Pierogi House was born!

Babcia and Jacek worked tirelessly to ensure that Pierogi House was a restaurant that could be an extension of the family. A restaurant where you would always have food that was made-from-scratch, made by hand, just like back home in Poland. Most importantly, the pierogi must be “done right”. Each day, the family wakes up at 5am to handmake pierogi. It’s the only way to make sure that the taste and quality are Babcia approved.

Pinehedge Farms

The history of Pinehedge Farms goes back to a small town in Austria in 1972. This was the year in which Anton Heinzle Sr. decided to start bio-dynamic farming. After successfully farming this way for 10 years, he decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of emigrating to Canada with his family. Upon settling in St.Eugene, Ontario in 1982, he continued using bio-dynamic methods and became Demeter certified (a biodynamic farming certification) in 1987. Anton's son, Josef, graduated from agricultural College in 1988 and gradually took over the business. The idea for Pinehedge Farms grew from a desire to deliever a quality product directly to the consumer. After thorough research and with lots of help from his family, Josef started production on Ontario's first on-farm processing plant in August 1994. Pinehedge Farms cows are free to roam and graze contentedly in the fields. Josef milks them twice a day, every day.

Pitaya Plus

Back in 2008, Pitaya founder Chuck Casano was working in Nicaragua for a non-profit organization, when he came across this beautiful fruit called ‘Pitaya’ a.k.a. Dragon Fruit.

Eating this fruit on a daily basis, he always felt refreshed and energized. Knowing his time in Nicaragua was limited, he wondered how he could enjoy Dragon Fruit back home in the United States?

During his stay in Nicaragua, Chuck soon saw firsthand the impoverished living conditions, numerous single mothers, and the endless destruction all over the land, due in most part to a recent war and earthquakes. Something had to be done!

Teaming up with longtime friend Ben Hiddlestone (co-founder), they came up Pitaya. A company that would make a difference in people's lives, while providing healthy Dragon Fruit to others around the world. Little did they know, this company would soon change the lives of hundreds of families in Nicaragua for the better.

SUPER-MOMS

Unfortunately, there is a large population of single mothers in Central America who struggle to find steady jobs. Studies show that supporting mothers is one of the most effective ways to have a positive impact on a community, and their families.

It is now 2020, and Pitaya has been able to provide over 250 jobs for single mothers a.k.a. Super-Moms! We pay our Super-Moms above minimum wage and help contribute to their social security. Without these women, Pitaya would not exist, and we are humbled every day by the hard work they give.

GOING GREEN

Pitaya also has a commitment to renewable energy. We operate out of one of the only solar-powered facilities in Central America and are always considering new energy efficient ways to help with production.

Plan B Farms

Plan B Organic Farm was established in 1997 by Rodrigo Venturelli, Alvaro Venturelli and Melanie Golba. Plan B has almost 20 seasons of growing organic produce under their belt at their 50 acre farm in Flamborough. The farm is Certified Organic by OCCP-Pro-Cert Canada.

Planet Shrimp

Planet Shrimp is a land-based RAS aquaculture system located in Aylmer, ON. Ocean Wise Recommended; Planet Shrimp brings Ontarians pacific-style shrimp, without the environmental concerns of destructive fishing & farming.

Plant Bacon Corporation
Play

Play Beverages emphasizes the use of glass bottles to encapsulate the brand’s ethos of providing healthy, innovative, and premium drinks. Made locally in Ontario, our vision is to create a youthful, creative, and healthy Canadian lifestyle brand with an elevated touch. Play water is designed to bring a splash of joy and health for any moment in your life. Here for you to boost your morning focus or stay energized at a dinner party. You will find the perfect drink with Play.

POW! Puffs

Pow! Puffs are made WITHOUT any GMO, Nuts, Corn, Gluten, Soy, fish, shellfish, eggs, peanut, or any Dairy at all! Making tasty puffed vegan plant-based snacks without dairy is hard to accomplish... but we did it! 

 

Our plant-based puff snacks have 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fibre, and are NON-GMO certified. These are the healthiest vegan cheese puffs you will find anywhere! No artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. Made with fava beans, chickpeas, and yellow peas, all from the Canadian prairies. Cheese puffs to the rescue!

 

Pow! Puffs have an average of 3 X'S less fat than big brand competing puff snacks you all know of. Plus, our puffs are all-natural plant based, and a great healthy alternative. From allergies to personal choices, our puff snacks have you covered. A truly delicious cheesy puff ANYONE can eat.

Prairie Boy

Prairie Boy is the farming venture of Grant MacPherson & Lainie Knox. More than that, it is a growing community of people dedicated to the art of eating well. They farm organic vegetables, cook, eat and share them with friends and clients who believe in Good, Clean, and Fair food for all. They aim to reconnect people with agriculture, food, quality, cooking, gathering, sharing, pleasure, and knowledge.

Prairie Harvest

Alberta-based Prairie Harvest is your one-stop place to shop for all of your organic pasta requirements. Their San Zenone brand of organic corn and rice pasta is manufactured in a dedicated 100% wheat-free, gluten-free facility.

Prana

Prana offers a wide range of organic products made in Quebec. They take pride in offering high quality, 10% organic products that have been inspired by different culinary traditions from around the globe. Prana is for anyone who loves food and the ability they have to give their well-being a boost with nutritious and flavourful foods. They create organic and vegan (no animal by-products) foods with the environment and your health in mind, 100% of the time. Prana strongly believes that organic agricultural practices are some of the best ways to preserve our planet’s integrity as well as our own. They aim to change the world, one nut at a time!

Pranin
Primal Kitchen
Pristine Gourmet

Five years ago, 4th generation Canadian farmer Jason Persall had a vision of supplying the food industry with quality, local artisan foods. Today his brand Pristine Gourmet carries products like cold pressed extra virgin oils, handcrafted infused wine vinegars, soya sauce and cooking wines, all of which are 100% pure Canadian from field to table.

All products sold under the Pristine Gourmet brand are 100% Canadian; processed, packaged and warehoused at their plant in Waterford, Ontario, Canada.

Propeller Coffee Co.

Propeller only buys from the most experienced and knowledgeable farmers because they produce the highest quality specialty beans. These coffees taste incredible, are tough to find but are worth the extra effort. Propeller has dedicated themselves to making certain every batch of coffee they roast meets or exceeds the standards customers have come to trust. To do this they cup and analyse every batch! At every step in the process, extra measures are taken to make this coffee the most sustainable it can possibly be. Propeller maintains direct trade relationships; roast their beans using energy efficient approaches in their low footprint roastery; use biodegradable packaging for the coffee and offset transportation with Bullfrog’s bio-diesel program. Finding unique, high quality coffees is a never-ending quest for Propeller. Their ultimate goal is to purchase 80-90% of our coffees directly from farmers. Every coffee they buy must be chosen through a meticulous selection process. An inspection of the unroasted (green) beans is done to check for any visible defect such as insect damage, black beans, sour beans, broken beans or foreign matter. This rules out a lot of coffees - upwards of 80% of the worlds coffees are poor quality and exhibit all sorts of defects that would never make the cut for Propeller. Only if a coffee meets all their criteria (free of defects, & has good acidity, body, balance and sweetness) and scores high enough, will Propeller purchasing it.

Pulp and Press
Pur

There once was a little boy with big dreams! Selling candy out of his backpack sparked an early entrepreneurial spirit that would soon become a global business putting smiles on people’s faces all over the world. As he grew up, he heard about disheartened friends and peers speak of chemical sweeteners in their everyday chewing gum, and noticed smiles began to fade. He knew it was time to give people a gum they could feel comfort in chewing, a gum they could call PUR!

Founded in 2010, PUR was built on the founding principle of making simple substitutions to promote a healthier lifestyle, at fair prices and without compromising taste or quality! With a growing number of dietary restrictions and health-conscious consumers, their small yet passionate team set out to create products that everyone could safely consume, enjoy and share! With a great product and a focus on customer service, Pur went door-to door, “running for mayor”, to spread the word about kicking aspartame with PUR Gum. Thanks to the humbling feedback from their consumers, they launched PUR Mints in 2015, and to this day continue to Kick Aspartame® all over the world.

Pur believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their products, worry-free, no matter what your dietary restrictions may be. Each day, they continue to listen and understand the needs of their consumers, friends and family and strive to provide them with amazing products as they continue to grow all over the world.

Purest

PUREST is a company that believes in giving the consumer delicious healthy choices, products that are all natural whole foods, free of any artificial ingredients. They specialize in gluten free, dairy free, wheat free and corn free natural foods.

Quails' Gate

As one of Canada’s foremost family-owned estate wineries, they've shaped the development of the wine industry for over six decades, focusing on making the Okanagan Valley a true culinary destination.

Quails’ Gate Winery has built its reputation on three pillars: providing consistent high-quality wines, delivering an exceptional visitor experience and ensuring excellence in customer service.

Raiz

Hi, I’m Sofia, the founder of raiz™. I'm so excited that you're here. Let me tell you a little bit about how it all started.

Growing up in a multicultural household, I've always had an interest in food. From a young age, I was introduced to different types of cuisines and unique ingredients. This prompted my culinary curiosity, and I was always looking to learn more about what food can do for you. I experimented with different diets and fads until I really found what worked for me. I became so fascinated by how different I felt (better or worse) depending on what I was eating, and it evolved from there. I decided to take it a step further and study to become a certified Holistic Nutritionist.

After I graduated from nutrition school, I went to visit my grandmother in Portugal. She was 86 at the time and had given up on coffee a few years back due to how caffeine made her feel. She told me that she loved the flavour of coffee, but that it would give her the jitters, stomach upsets and increased anxiety, which are all common side effects of coffee. However, she was equipped with natural and ancient herbal alternatives that made her feel energized and invigorated. After that summer, I came back with even more knowledge about herbs and the power of adaptogens. I knew that I needed to share this with the world, and so raiz was born.

At raiz™ we supply a line of coffee alternative beverages made with adaptogens and superfoods, to provide natural energy and immune-boosting properties. Our promise is to always deliver a healthy & plant-based product that is low in sugar and made with 100% real ingredients.

P.S the word raiz™ means root in Portuguese, which represents my background, the inspiration that stemmed from my grandmother and the ingredients I use in my products.

Rally

The better (for you) beer.

Rally was founded with an adventurous spirit and a firm belief in being better by doing better. We’re here to inspire people to get outside, get moving, exercise balance, have fun, and celebrate their wins (no matter how small).

We wanted something better.

We all care about what we're putting into our bodies—and now more than ever before. We saw a clear gap in the market for beer that still tasted great and didn’t leave us feeling worse. Tired of rising alcohol percentages, increased calorie counts and growingly niche flavour profiles, we knew that there was space for a new kind of beer. Something that more closely aligned with our own values and integrated functional ingredients to keep us on track.

It’s time to Rally.

Whether it’s at the trailhead, aprés ski, or at the end of your Saturday afternoon long run, Rally is the perfect post-session beer. It’s designed with these very moments (and many more) in mind, where we can be present with friends, spread kudos, and say “cheers” for getting after it. And while we still love to tip a tin or two—these days it tends to be a little sweatier, a little earlier, and with a lot less hangover.

Making space for everyone.

From the ultra-athlete to the weekend warrior to the first-timer, Rally is designed for everyone. We’re committed to playing an active role in fostering inclusive, accessible, and diverse communities that are centred around a balanced approach to toasting the occasion. Our goal is for people to gain a new perspective and a healthier relationship with the beer they drink.

We’re a passionate team of sweat enthusiasts who believe in the power of living a balanced active lifestyle and sharing kudos with our community.

 

 

Environment

Our wild spaces inspire us, ground us, and provide us sanctuary. We want to do everything we can to preserve them. Our commitment to the environment started with signing the 1% For The Planet initiative, and we continue to partner with local organizations and nonprofits to remove waste from our cherished natural world.

Health

Now more than ever, it is critical that we are cognizant of both mental and physical wellbeing. Through our brand, network, events and communities, we strive to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and inspire people to get outside and break a sweat, becoming stronger mentally and physically in the process.

Community

Here at Rally, we seek to support and foster both local organizations and individuals that are philosophically aligned with our mission of betterment. We strive to make our community inclusive, accessible and diverse, and continue to work to make sure that the outdoors is a safe space for all.

Rawcology

Rawcology was established to inspire and educate people that it’s possible to eat and create easy, healthy and delicious plant-based snacks and meals.

Our mission is to create revolutionary organic and nutritious plant-based snacks that reinvent the standards of packaged foods.

We are committed to inspiring and educating people that it’s possible to eat and create easy, healthy and delicious plant-based snacks and meals.

Our snacks are always plant-based, organic, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and school safe. Using coconut flakes, cacao, cinnamon, matcha, virgin coconut oil, coconut nectar, coconut aminos , activated sunflower seeds, turmeric, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, pink Himalayan salt and other spices, all of our ingredients have been carefully selected to maximize taste and nutritional benefit.

Proudly made with love in Toronto, we dehydrate our snacks in small batches at a low temperature for optimal nutrition and flavour.

Perfect for snacking or try them on oatmeal, yogurt, desserts, salads, stir-fry, grain bowls, and much more. We hope you enjoy and share our Superfood Coconut Chips!

Read more about Rawcology in our Meet the Maker feature. 

Tara Tomulka 
Rawcology Founder & CEO

Red Crown

The tale of Red Crown pomegranate juice begins in Azerbaijan, the birthplace of founder Anar Mehdiyev. Read more on Anar’s story.

Red Crown operates with a belief that everyone should have access to healthy and organic foods. By hand-harvesting each pomegranate using the same farming methods as our ancestors, we can uphold our promise to the environment and to you: responsible cultivation of the best pomegranates in the world to produce a 100% pure and exceptionally delicious pomegranate juice.

With centuries of farming in their tradition, this promise runs deep in our roots.

Red Crown’s orchards span over 400 hectares of land planted with pomegranate varieties that are native to the region. With their subtropical climate at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level, they cultivate pomegranates under perfect conditions. Pomegranates have been growing here for thousands of years and our farming techniques have been passed on to us over the generations. They take pride as masters of thier craft – and that’s why our juice tastes so good.

Their Red Crown promise is – and will always be – a superior juice produced in the most pristine conditions; from the ideal altitude of our orchards, to the integrity of the land, to their passion for pomegranates as the most incredible fruit on the planet.

Red Devon Organics
Reif Estates

One of Niagara-on-the-Lake's founding family wineries, founded in 1982 by Ewald Reif and later acquired by nephew Klaus W. Reif. Today, Reif produces wines from its vineyard first planted in 1977. Reif's 125 acre farm is located in the Niagara River sub-appellation where sun-loving grape varieties grow best. The easterly facing slopes and long growing season are moderated by the river as air currents ward off early spring and late fall frosts.

Reif's vineyard is located in Ontario's warmest sub-appellation, ideal for the production of rich full-bodied wines. But time matters too. Their farm is also home to some of the oldest vinifera plantings in Canada, a benefit to growers in cooler climates like Ontario, as mature vines ripen earlier. They also produce wines that reflect the 'terroir', so when you taste their wines you will taste the essence of their vineyard.

Rigour and Whimsy

Rigour & Whimsy is owned by husband and wife team Costa & Jody Gavaris. They currently focus on amber or orange wines as well as Gamay and Syrah. The name Rigour & Whimsy is an homage to their shared commitment to seeking balance in themselves, in their relationships, and in the natural world.

Like yin and yang, Rigour and Whimsy are seemingly contrary attitudes that are actually complementary and interdependent. Both are necessary to find harmony.

 

Costa & Jody's approach to wine growing centres on regenerative farming, which means to increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem resilience. They believe that responsible agriculture involves building topsoil and minimizing external inputs and disturbances to the rich microbiome of the soil.

 

Rigour & Whimsy is about to begin our 5th vintage. Winemaker Costa Gavaris has a diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) but says it's hard to give a concise story about how one ends up making wine - as with so many things in life, it's usually a twisted path.

 

Costa essentially got into wine to impress Jody. On their first date, they enjoyed several British Columbian wines Costa was familiar with but he knew he would need to step up his game for the second date. That opened the rabbit hole down the path of wine for him and they are now married with their first human child (Stratis) and several thousand vine babies nestled in the rocky soil of Okanagan Falls, BC. 

RISE Kombucha

Since 2008, Rise Kombucha have been producing kombucha for the forward-thinking consumer.

Rise Kombucha fanatical approach in the lab and our passion for working with nature allows us to create a certified organic kombucha that tastes great and is anything but basic. Their better-for-you beverages are as prescribed by nature, nurturing our bodies and delighting our taste buds.

Their devotion to crafting the best-tasting kombucha is captured in each and every flavour, which is meticulously quality controlled, tested and approved by our passionate team before hitting the shelves.

Better food for more, a better life for all ✌️

Rizopia

We believe in real food. We’re committed to only using real ingredients that are natural and organic. We make our pasta directly from the source; grinding up whole grain brown rice; no bleaching, no additives, and no over-refining of any kind. All the goodness has been retained.

Before Rizopia, tasty gluten free pasta was simply a myth. Now, al dente rice pasta is a reality. This journey continues; from oven-ready lasagna to the highest quality quinoa rice pasta. We bring you delicious pasta for your whole family regardless of your dietary needs.

Rolling Meadow

Rolling Meadow set out to make the best milk possible, and we discovered that utilizing traditional grass feeding practices not only makes us different, but is also good for you, good for the cows and good for the environment! They are a proudly Canadian company and work with local farmers in Ontario and British Columbia to bring you great tasting, local grass fed dairy.

 

Rolling Meadow's farmers utilize practices that may not produce the highest quantity of milk, but they sure do produce great quality milk. Like you, Rolling Meadow feel that cows appreciate the little things like a long walk across a field of having the sun on your face during a sunny summer day. Rolling Meadow believe in respect and dignity for our animals and partner with farmers who agree wholeheartedly with our position on animal welfare.

 

Due to the climate in Southwestern Ontario, their pasture grazing period is approximately half of the year. Cows graze on pasture approximately 150 days, even more if the weather permits. Over the winter months, the diet for the cows primarily consists of stored grasses; this ensures we can provide you with high quality grass-fed dairy products year-round!

 

Rosewood Estates

Rosewood Estates is built on the family’s foundation in beekeeping and European heritage. Today, they create distinctive vineyard-inspired wines, produce natural honey and, as Niagara’s first winery-meadery, handcrafted, innovative meads.

Their vineyards are sustainably farmed, with future generations at the forefront of their thoughts. They believe in being stewards of the land and farm the land according to this philosophy. With over 75 years of beekeeping experience, their team also practices natural and sustainable beekeeping to ensure strong and healthy hives. 

Royal Canadian Mead

RCM is a modern take on the world's oldest alcoholic beverage—a "session mead" made simply with honey sourced from a family-farm near Prince Edward County, Ontario, and fresh-pressed juices, also sourced from Ontario when possible. (We add yeast—to kick-start the fermentation—and literally nothing else.) The product is unpasteurized and unfiltered—basically, as simple and natural as booze can get. The result is something that is low in calories and sugar, naturally gluten-free, and we think, incredibly delicious.

 

Sabana

In 1997, a Venezuelan couple came to Canada and decided to make it their new home; yet longed for the tastes and flavors from their childhood. Over a cerveza, Antonieta became inspired to share the decadent cheese recipes of her great grandparents so they began shaping the idea of a Canadian-made Latin cheese. Sabana was born to deliver memorable food experiences to inspired foodies.

Sabana, an Ontario-made Latin cheese, combines a rich history, exceptional quality and truly fresh taste.

Saint-Benoit-Du-Lac

Located on the shores of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec, L'Abbaye St Benoit is a place of peace and meditation. A wide variety of traditional products made by the monks are offered at the L'Abbaye St Benoit. Purchasing products from the team allows the community to continue its monastic life and maintain an exceptional heritage.

Sam Bowman
Sambro Fishing Community
San Zenone

Alberta-based Prairie Harvest is your one-stop place to shop for all of your organic pasta requirements. Their San Zenone brand of organic corn and rice pasta is manufactured in a dedicated 100% wheat-free, gluten-free facility.

San-J

San-J International, Inc. is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Tamari soy sauce and quality Asian-inspired products. They endeavor to produce excellence in our products and services.

Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia began producing cheese by hand over 50 years ago, with nothing more than a dream, some family recipes and the will to create fine hand-crafted cheese.

Nothing has changed; their appetite to create the finest cheeses motivates everything they do. They are still producing hand crafted cheese, utilizing only the freshest ingredients, 100