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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 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.
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.
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.
In an era where we seek to standardize everything, even the food we eat —one seed, one crop, one choice— has become a powerful universal metaphor for monopoly, mistreatment and harm. The repercussions are all around us - rising health issues, environmental impacts, and a decline in local and available food production. This begs the question, what do we need to change?
Against the Grain advocates for consumer choice. They’re cultivating and harvesting grains from around the world and planting a mix of local pure unmodified seeds. They've meticulously worked to establish and bring back a wide selection of heritage and new grains that can be grown locally — in their soil, in their climate.
By harnessing the power of these grains, they offer fresh wholesome food choices that are proven contributors to good health and well being. Their mission, they’re proud to say, is to offer all consumers the power to change —one seed at a time.
It's simple. Their products are delivered from Ontarian ground right to your table. Every grain has been pollinated by nature, harvested from good soil, cleaned and milled locally, so you can be sure that nothing has been added or subtracted, and you get every ounce of goodness right from the heart of the seed.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Amy's Organic is a family business with every member of the family taking part. The company was started in 1987, when Amy was born. Her mom and dad, Rachel and Andy Berliner, carefully nurtured the company as well as the child, paying constant attention to every aspect of its day to day activities and providing the vision that has made Amy's so successful. Andy, who was born in Chicago and attended Purdue University, was formerly a large shareholder and President of Magic Mountain Herb Tea company, the first herbal tea widely distributed in supermarkets. Rachel was raised in a family who were eating and growing organic food in the 50's, long before doing so was popular. Besides a life long orientation towards natural foods, Rachel also has an arts background, and serves as the company's art director, overseeing all packaging design. Amy is currently following her passions for organic food and holistic health care. She is apprenticing with her dad to learn more about successfully running the family business. She is especially interested in leading new sustainability initiatives for the company. Amy is also working as a doula, a childbirth assistant who provides support to women before, during and after childbirth.
Amy’s values the notion of creating communities. One of the ways they do this is with the farmers who grow their fruits and vegetables: they know most of their growers by name and have been working with some of them since the beginning. Amy’s is fortunate to be nestled into one of the world’s premier growing regions for many crops. Over fifty percent of their vegetables are grown within 200 miles of their “kitchen”. Author John Steinbeck wrote romantically about farming life in the Salinas Valley and the great San Joaquin Valley. These are the “gardens” that produce many of the organic vegetables you enjoy in Amy’s products.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for organic you’ve come to the right place. Appletop Farm offers delicious handpicked organic apples, cider, pies and garden vegetables from the rustic barn market decorated with antique farming tools. With a warm welcome, organic farmers Patrick and Helena Johnson radiate a sun kissed healthy glow which no doubt directly relates to their organic lifestyle and farming practices. They grow a variety of hearty apples well suited to the local climate including Paulared, Cortland, McIntosh, Royal Gala, Empire, Ambrosia, Jonagold and Northern Spy.
In 1986 Appletop Farm was born on a 100 acre farm in the heart of the Beaver Valley, just south of Clarksburg. With no neighbouring farms that spray crops, the rolling topography of Apple Top Farm appealed to owners Patrick and Helena. They planted their existing 17 acre orchard in the late 80’s and by 1994 were selling certified organic apples.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
No Sugar Added
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
During Terry’s world travels, he had the pleasure of working throughout South America, where he came to know and appreciate the people and what they had to offer. In particular, Terry remembers tasting for the first time real pure fruit juice, not like other juices made with all the fillers and additives. After this tasting experience, Terry then was on a quest to find a premium quality fruit juice back home and after no success he decided to start making his own. It was this experience in South America together with the premium quality of Bremner’s blueberries back at the family farm, that prompted Terry to start making the best blueberry juice in the world.
Terry founded Bremner Foods Ltd. in 2001in British Columbia, and it all began with the creation of Bremner’s 100% pure blueberry juice. Terry wanted to offer the consumer a truly pure blueberry juice that used only the finest ingredients, not from concentrate and no additives or preservatives. Well, he did just that and still today it is the best blueberry juice out there on the market. His secret is using only Premium Berries, not the Juice Grade that is typically used for making juice and of course no water, no sugar, no preservatives, just premium fruit, in fact 2.5lb for every bottle!
After much success with the blueberry juice, Terry then decided to make cranberry juice from the other Bremner family farm and currently today there are 9 varieties available.
All Bremner’s juices are not only extremely tasty but provide many health benefits. Most consumers drink Bremner’s as part of their regular diet for this reason. Terry firmly believes in practising what he preaches and lives a healthy lifestyle, by always eating healthy & exercising.
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
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Celebrity's first goats were purchased in 1987. Since that time, Celebrity Goat products have been recognized internationally for their superior quality and their farmstead family has grown. They now purchase milk from over fifty local Ontario farmers that care about happy, healthy animals as much as we do. Celebrity Goat dairy products are made from 100% pure Canadian goat’s milk, collected from family-run farms in Southern Ontario, Canada.
Their goal has always been to provide high quality products while preserving tradition and community. Celebrity continues to achieve new levels of excellence in conservation while growing the family of Celebrity Goat products that make them who they are.
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.
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!
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.
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.
From various farms in Columbia.
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.
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!
NO ADDED SUGAR.
NO ARTIFICIAL COLOUR.
NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
No Processed Sugar
Ddrops Company is 100% Canadian-owned and operated, and was founded in response to a need for a simply better way to provide vitamin D. Their research and development is geared toward developing and marketing safe, effective, convenient and economical forms of vitamin D supplements under the Ddrops® brand.
Ddrops® Company has high standards for all products. Ddrops® products are manufactured in government licensed GMP facilities in Canada, and hold NSF product certification worldwide. Ddrops Company follows the good manufacturing standards common in the industry, and takes steps beyond these high standards to ensure that their product is consistent, safe and of the highest quality. All Ddrops products are Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, and Corn-Free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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™ was founded on the belief that when choosing healthy food, you shouldn’t have to compromise on taste.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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 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 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 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.
Fiddlehead Farms believes that food should be grown ecologically while pursuing the goal of ultimate tastiness. They use organic farming practices to restore the biology of their land while growing a wide selection of delicious vegetables. It is not enough for them to simply garden in an environmentally sound manner; they must make stewardship decisions with a mind to feeding future generations. To this end they are rebuilding tree stands, planting fruiting forests, and minimizing the resources we consume in the production of tasty food. Restoring the land is their passion: farming is how they make it happen.
They distribute their produce through their CSA Box Share Program and Farmers’ Market locations in Prince Edward County, Belleville, and Toronto. The CSA and Farmers’ Markets connect them directly to their customers for a weekly exchange of good food and stories. All of their customers enjoy tasty produce and their support enables the stewardship of their land.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
From various farms in France.
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 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.
Our Vision - to empower all to make conscious food choices.
Our Mission - we create and perfect new ways to connect food makers and eaters.
We teach, we challenge, we encourage.
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!)
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.
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.
At the age of 21, Jason Fuoco already knew that he wanted to create a cheese that would be unique in Quebec. Water-buffalo milk, being rare, was the perfect ingredient for this creative challenge. Since 2012, he has been making his cheese at the Fromagiers de la Table Ronde - a cheese factory located 10 km from his farm. The adventure had begun.
Located in the village of St-Lin-Laurentides in the Lanaudière region, the farm acquired its first small herd of water buffalo from Vancouver Island. Today the herd counts around 60 of these remarkable animals that are powerful and yet gentle. Jason makes sure that they get the utmost care and quality food. The animals are fed quality dry hay, which gives their milk a little sweet taste.
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.
Why “Suisse Normande”? Because she is from Switzerland and he is from Normandy and they both wanted to share with others their little corner of the world by way of their cheese. Suisse Normande is also a region of Normandy that resembles parts of Switzerland.
The fromagerie began its activities in 1995. Fabienne is the cheesemaker and Freddy looks after the farm. Of their 5 children, two want to ensure the continuity of their parents' work: Bénédicte at the fromagerie and Thibault on the farm.
They make a grand variety of cheeses and this requires a good supply of goat's and cow's milk. The Suisse Normande farm supplies the goat's milk for the making of several of their cheeses. The cow's milk comes from La Ferme L'achigan next door.
The fromagerie owes its name to Médard, son of Élise Boulianne and Eucher Côté, a veritable legend in the agricultural history of the region.
The story begins in the 19th century when Élise takes possession of 100 acres of public land in Saint-Gédéon, Lac-Saint-Jean, given by the authorities who were able to give land to mothers and fathers of twelve or more living children. The objective: clear the forest and develop the region. The widow Boulianne and her eldest son led the way.
Norman Côté is the fifth generation of the Côté family and current owner of the fromagerie. His daughter, Rose-Alice, the cheesemaker, is part of the sixth generation to commit itself to the family enterprise.
Happy cows all year round! Since 2017, important investments went to the stall free cattle barn that includes a huge hay dryer. From April until October, the cows go out to pasture while during the winter they are fed dry hay.
Normand Côté and Madeleine Boivin own the farm since 1986. They use only the milk from their herd of Brown Swiss cows for cheese production.
The history of the cheese factory is closely linked to agricultural production, the main economic activity of their Quebec based Island. Fromagerie l’Ile-aux-Grues is five dairy farmers that are part of the cooperative in order to preserve their agricultural heritage and their land. Their farms produce only high quality milk for cheese. All the milk produced on the island is used by their cheese factory.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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™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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Wroxeter, Ontario, Gorrie Line Produce provides Fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and other wholesome edibles!
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Friesvale Farms has been a rich part of that history as well as it has been in business for over 60 years. Sjerp Ysselstein Sr. was a young dairy farmer in Holland and moved here after the war in 1951. He met and married another recent Dutch immigrant and they soon had four children and managed to build a strong dairy business in the exact location of where Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese is today. Sjerp Ysselstein Sr. taught his children how to work hard by caring for animals and the land. Eventually his son, John Ysselstein, took over the family farm and began to pass down the skills he learned from his father to his own five sons. The oldest son, Shep Ysselstein, named after his grandfather, has now extended the dairy farm by beginning to process the milk from the farm into unique artisan cheeses. After many years of planting this new business, Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese, has begun production and the rich history of cheese making in Oxford Country vibrantly lives on.
The milk used to produce Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese comes from the third generation family dairy farm, Friesvale Farms. The cattle from Friesvale Farms are recognized throughout Canada for being of top quality due to the personal care that comes from the farm being family run. Most of the feed they consume is grown and harvested on the rolling hills surrounding the farm and Cheese plant including corn, grass and alfalfa.
The cow’s diets are carefully balanced with these feeds to ensure they are given the best nutrients daily to create the best tasting milk in Oxford County. Having the milk produced only a few hundred meters away means that Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese is using the freshest milk possible to create all of its delicious cheeses!
As guilt-free as eggs get. This cooperative of Amish farmers in Aylmer, Ontario raises hens in small flocks of 100 to 500 birds in tents on pasture. Weather permitting, tent doors are left open. These happy hens eat grass or organic GMO-free grain and veggie scraps, with full access to nest boxes and perches – though the eggs themselves are not certified organic these are some happy eggs!
Randal Ius and his friend Gregor Robertson were two Vancouver boys with big dreams. Using a big blender (and lovely organic carrots grown on the Robertson family farm) the boys started concocting juices and smoothies to give city people a taste of the country. They called their business Happy Planet.
Today, through perseverance, a good dose of passion (and a few mistakes on the way), Happy Planet is Canada’s leading all natural food and juice company. They continue to make great smoothies and juices. They make fresh, delicious, all-natural and organic soups too. They haven't made all the planet happy yet, but it's a good start.
They are passionate about giving you great food that is as natural and organic as they can get it, and using ingredients that you can recognize and pronounce. They are also passionate about supporting our Canadian farmers so that means buying what they can from right here in Canada.
They are very happy to give back to their community so they've started an initiative called "Grow For Good" which aims to encourage people to think about the food they eat, where it comes from, and who grows it. It’s also about hunger prevention and helping to provide everyone with access to great tasting and nutritious food. So they are putting their support behind those awesome organizations, like the food banks who do such great work providing nourishing meals in the community.
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 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 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.
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.
The Mississauga, Ontario based Healthy Crunch Company makes the best artisanal kale snacks on the planet (in our opinion). Their kale chips are big in flavour and big on crunch, but the way they're made is small. Small batches of organic, local kale are washed and gently massaged by hand in the best ingredients so they are bursting with tastiness. The kale is dried, not fried. Healthy Crunch kale goes into the dehydrator to air dry slowly, so no nutrients are lost and the crunch factor is maintained. Happy crunching!
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.
At Hero Nutritionals they believe in embracing a healthy, happy life through positive nutrition. That’s why in 1997 they invented Yummi Bears, the first and still the best gummy vitamin. They provide essential nutrients in a delightfully yummi, fun to take gummy made with natural fruit flavors and lots of love. Hero Nutritionals are passionate about what goes into their gummy vitamins as well as what must stay out. They carefully select the purest, most nutritionally potent ingredients that are free of allergens, gluten, and dairy, with nothing artificial.
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!
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
A co-op of Mennonite farmers from just outside of Harrison, Ontario, who practice traditional, ethical methods of raising animals.
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.
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
Enjoy…to your health!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 is a fourth generation fromagerie located in Baie-St-Paul, Quebec. They helped restore the Canadienne breed of cow - one of the only dairy cows bred in North America. Originating from France, the Canadienne breed was brought over by settlers in the early 1600s. It had largely been replaced by the Holstein, but is now making a return thanks to Laiterie Charlevoix.
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 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.
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!
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.
Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde is a small-scale Organic dairy located in Sainte-Sophie, Quebec. They transitioned to Organic farming in the year 2000. As a farmstead producer, they raise their own cattle on their farm, and do not use milk from any other sources. They have won numerous awards for their cheeses.
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.
Lida Foods is an international team of farmers, growers, manufacturers and distributors, dedicated to bringing the best value to all members of their supply chain. They specialize in wholesale distribution of the highest grade of certified organic: White Quinoa, Red Quinoa, Black Quinoa, Quinoa flour, Quinoa flakes, Quinoa puffa, Chia, Maca and Camu Camu.
Their team has over 50 years of experience working with farmers and growers in Peru, the US and Canada, so they really understand every aspect of their business.
Their headoffice is located in Toronto, Canada with regional offices in Lima, Peru and New York City.
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.
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!
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.
Since 1995, they have pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China, into the US market. Each rice varietal is distinguished by its terroir* and treasured for its distinctive cooking quality, taste, texture, aroma, color, and nutritional value.
Lotus Foods was founded with the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living. They are the only US-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries and provide them a means of economic support through access to a global and sustainable marketplace economy.
A small company with a big mission, they have become a leader in the specialty rice category, and perhaps what is most important to them is that they have made a big difference in the quality of life of their family farm suppliers. They offer you a rare collection of rice that is the high value alternative to commodity and other standard rice currently available from domestic growers and other importers.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
They heart 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. Luckily they are! They are tremendously proud to be the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make and sell our own line of hemp foods.
They are in the fields educating farmers and encouraging more hemp acres.
They make virtually everything on-site at their world class manufacturing facility in Manitoba. Their manufacturing plant has achieved the highest level of global certification in food safety and quality (BRC Grade A+).
They are proactively spreading the word about hemp foods to all those that will listen. They share over two million sample packages per year to hemp fans young and old all across North America.
They've been carving a new path since 1998 and continue to look for better ways to measure success. That is why they are excited to have joined a leading global movement to redefine success in business. B Corporations (B Corps) are a new kind of company that uses the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corps meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, inspiring all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. Manitoba Harvest is tremendously proud to be a Certified B Corporation.
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!
Located near Lindsay, Ontario in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Mariposa Dairy's mission is to produce high quality goat and sheep cheese using 100% Ontario fresh goat and sheep milk. It is owned and operated by Bruce and Sharon Vandenberg. The milk that is used to make their fine cheeses comes from their many Alpine, Saanen, and Toggenburg dairy goats and British milking sheep.
Their aim is to keep their goats and sheep healthy with a well balanced diet. Their goats and sheep are fed pellets made under the strictest quality controls by a HACCP approved plant using all vegetable based ingredients. The pellets are supplemented with free choice straw or hay, grown by Lenberg Farms.
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
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.
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.
Pure, natural, unpasteurized honey sourced and produced right in Ontario is what you'll get from Meadowview Honey.
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.
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.
Mike and Mike's is an organic fruit and vegetable distributor serving the GTA and select cities in South Western Ontario. Today, Mike & Mike’s Organics is the only non farm-based distributor of exclusively certified-organic fresh fruits and vegetables in Ontario. The company delivers more than 200 kinds of fruits and vegetables from organic farms from around the world
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.
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.
Adam van Bergeijk and his wife Hannie took over the family dairy farm in Holland from Adam's parents in 1976. From the beginning, they had an interest in making artisan cheese on the farm. In 1981, they both attended the renowned cheesemaker's school in Gouda, a centre of cheesemaking expertise for over three hundred years. Now a teacher of cheesemaking himself, Adam has trained students from countries throughout Europe in the art of cheesemaking.
In Holland, the Van Bergeijks' prize-winning cheeses were very popular with local consumers, but there was little opportunity to grow as dairy farmers. Seeking a brighter future for their children, the family emigrated to Canada in 1996, where they purchased their present farm in Wilmot Township. Although the plan for Canada was to focus on dairy farming only, some of their original cheesemaking equipment found its way into the container destined for their new homeland. It wasn't long before they were making cheese for their own consumption.
Now that married sons Arjo, with his wife Baukje, on the home farm, and John, with his wife Angela, on a second nearby dairy, have taken over primary responsibility for the dairy herd, Adam and Hannie's passion to make cheese is blooming once more. With the encouragement of family, friends and neighbours, they have embarked on a new cheesemaking venture. Based in Ontario, Mountainoak Cheese is a modern, state-of-the-art processing plant that allows the van Bergeijks to continue the tradition of great-tasting, high-quality, Gouda-style cheeses made with high-quality, fresh milk from their own dairy cows.
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.
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.
Mylko had its debut at local farmers’ markets and from day one was created for mindful individuals seeking a delicious and wholesome alternative to dairy. This means only a handful of real food ingredients that you can pronounce, without any additives or refined sugars.
Add Mylko to anything including smoothies, cereal coffee, tea, for baking or just drink it straight up!
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.
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.
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 Canada is the exclusive Canadian importer and distributor for Natural Vitality/Natural Calm magnesium products.
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.”
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
From various farms in New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Palatine Fruit & Roses is proud to grow rose bushes and fruit trees, as well as tender fruit and wine grapes. They are situated on Palatine Hill, a place of historical significance, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Due to their geographical location they have a longer growing season with higher heat units than most of Canada. This unique location, combined with attention to detail and a holistic approach to soil management results in plants of highest quality and vigor. Although they don't pursue organic certification, Palatine Fruit & Roses grow using organic methods and stay far away from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Inspired by Mexican tradition, Que Pasa began as a street front deli in 1983 that wanted to stone-grind corn to make flavourful masa, hand-cut tortilla chips, keep chemicals out of the kitchen, share stories, and take care of the community by feeding people well. Since then, they have been crafting foods with artisanal flare to make you and your taste buds dance. Arriba!
When it comes to quality, no kernel is left unturned. Que Pasa carefully sources every ingredient from their whole-grain corn to their skillfully smoked jalapenos. They also keep it real as nature intended - their foods are organic and non-GMO. And just to make sure no one’s left out of the fiesta, they’ve got plenty of gluten-free and vegan options to choose from too!
Raincoast Trading has been selling premium wild seafood products since 1995. Based in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada, the company is proud to offer consumers sustainably-harvested, gourmet canned seafood.
Raincoast Trading adheres to the highest sustainability standards when catching, processing and packaging its seafood. The company's seafood is single-cooked and packed in natural fish oils, which results in a rich, dense flavour and loads of extra nutrition typically not found in most canned seafood products.
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!
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.
RISE Kombucha is the brainchild of David Cote and Mathieu Gallant, two young travellers who wanted to promote the art of living through healthy eating. During its first years of development, they met Simon Bertrand, now the president of RISE. Together, they created a team of talented businessmen, brewers and scientists to share their philosophies on social equity and global health, which would finally manifest themselves in an organic, fair-trade health drink: RISE Kombucha.
Riviera lets you explore the pleasure of well-crafted, delicious food! Their story dates back to 1920, when Alexandrina Chalifoux began selling extra milk from his herd to villages throughout the area. The family business is still determined to draw their inspiration from wholesome and natural foods!
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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% Canadian milk, and the desire to create the finest cheese for their consumers. They have strived for a niche in the market place by manufacturing their cheese daily, products like Ricotta, Tuma, Bocconcini and Fior Di Latte amoung many others, at their factory in Toronto. Their Cheese Masters ensure that the quality of their cheese remains unequalled.
Since the fall of 1994 Saugeen Country has been making organic yogurt, and now kefir, with milk from their cows. Right there on their farm.
They farm about 560 acres of rolling land in Grey County between the towns of Durham and Markdale, Ontario. The landscape was formed by the last ice ages and when the glaciers receded they left behind a good amount of stones that we still have to deal with every time we till the land. The elevation (about 370 meters above sea-level) makes for a fairly short growing season with the last frost around the 20th of May and then the first killing frost of the fall at about the 25th of September. Also there are a lot of areas that are too steep, rocky or wet for cultivation. The combination of these factors make this part of the country less desirable for modern large scale farming, but at the same time left it ecologically more intact than many others.
Seed to Sasauge is an Ottawa-based charcuterie and sausage maker. They smoke and cure using their own recipes and the minimal amount of nitrates required by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency). All the of the pork they use is hormone and antibiotic free. As well, all of their salamis and sausages are gluten-free.
They can help you feel confident about the meat you are feeding yourself and your friends and family. Based out of Ontario, Seilern Farm is certified organic and biodynamic by Eco-Cert. You can always expect to receive healthy, organic, pastured and delicious meats from animals treated with integrity at an honest price.
They all want to eat food that is Real. Healthy. Full of Nutrition. Delicious!
They want to know that a REAL farmer grows their food and raises their meats--a farmer who loves their work, cares for their animals with respect and believes in Organic farming as an authentic way to make the world a better place to live.
Support farmers Mathias and Jennifer Seilern and enjoy quality meats!
Seventh Generation has won over 15 awards that recognize their efforts to preserve our environment. Their high-quality, non-toxic and environmentally responsible products are 100% recycled which makes a difference in saving trees, landfill space and water. Seventh Generation also does not chlorine bleach their paper. Chlorine bleach creates dangerous toxins such as dioxin, furans and other organochlorines. Once loose in the environment, these chemicals accumulate in both people and animals. Seventh Generation is a certified B-Corp based in Vermont, USA.
ShaSha Bread Co. combines ancient techniques with innovative methods to produce nutritious, organic and natural products – an essential ingredient to a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Sheldon Creek Dairy believes in doing things the way nature intended. That means keeping milk in its natural form: Sheldon Creek Dairy milk is not homogenized, leaving milkfat globules intact to carry important nutrients like vitamins A and D to the body.
Their milk is enzyme-rich due to their pasteurization process; they heat the milk to 73 degrees celsius for just 16 seconds. These enzymes are crucial for digestion, as they assimilate nutrients into the body. Their process also kills harmful bacteria, without harming enzymes. Since they leave their milk in its natural form many people who have had issues drinking milk or milk allergies have been able to drink Sheldon Creek Dairy's milk!
Sheldon Creek Dairy's authentic greek yogurt starts with fresh, whole, non-homogenized milk from the family’s dairy herd. They gently heat the milk and add live cultures, then mix in the all natural ingredients for their flavours (unless of course, you are eating the plain yogurt). The yogurt is then cooled, packaged, and shipped out to you! If it seems simple, it’s because it is. Sheldon Creek Dairy yogurt is minimally processed.
Sheldon Creek Dairy cows are fed crops grown right on their own farms. They graze on pesticide and herbicide-free grass in warm months and receive hays, grasses, and silage grown on their own farms during snowy winter months.
Shockingly Healthy Brownies and Blondies were developed by local Toronto holistic nutritionist and personal trainer Lauren Breuer. Lauren has a major sweet tooth and an equal passion for health. After years of enjoying her own sinfully delicious, good for-you creations, Lauren is passionate about making healthy choices convenient, accessible, and most importantly, delicious for all.
Taste is the priority! Their products don’t just taste good for something healthy, they must measure up against your highest dessert expectations, bar none. This makes it easy for you to make the healthy choice, without compromising!
If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, they don’t think you should put it in your body. Plain and simple.
The first ingredient is chickpeas, and their products are sweetened with dates.
They care equally about what’s IN their products as they do what’s NOT in them. These ingredients will help you feel great. From the positive endorphins from cocoa, to the metabolism fueling effects of coconut oil, to the high fiber and source of protein of chickpeas, their Brownies and Blondies will leave you feeling great. No sugar high or crash. No unsatiable cravings. No guilt. Pure goodness for your body.
They believe in eating foods that are as nutrient dense as possible as often as possible and that life’s too short to skip dessert!
Simply Natural uses ingredients grown and processed without the use of toxic pesticides, irradiation or genetically engineered products. They are a brand of Chelten House Products Inc., which is based in Bridgeport, New Jersey.
For over 50 years, Chelten House has produced premier salad dressing and sauce products. Manufactured and sold under the Chelten House, Marinade Bay and Simply Natural brands, as well as private label, they are dedicated to bringing you "Only the Finest," freshest and liveliest tasting products. They use only the finest quality natural and organic ingredients in their products made in their kitchens in southern New Jersey.
At Stickling’s Bakery, environmental sustainability is a key ingredient in every product. This goes from using local organic suppliers, to using alternative energy sources such as Bullfrog power. They’re also leading the way with new innovations—including their latest biodegradable oxo-bags. Stickling’s is a 100% certified organic bakery meaning all of their products are baked with 100% certified organic ingredients, and all of the ingredients come from 100% certified organic Canadian farms. All of their facilities, and those of their suppliers, also follow the stringent guidelines of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Stickling's breads, bagels and muffins are low sodium, vegan, no sugar added and certified organic. In fact, they are the only cross-Canada bakery that guarantees all its breads, bagels and muffins to be low sodium, vegan and certified organic.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery creates a direct connection between local fishermen and consumers with the joint goal of protecting ocean resources and improving our local food system. The team uses low impact fishing practices, offering sustainable and local Canadian seafood.
Slegers Living Greens is a family owned greenhouse operation located at the edge of Strathroy, 20 minutes west of London, Ontario. They have been producing greens since 1987, and became organically certified in 2004, after many years of interest in organics and several growing trials to find organic techniques that were effective and compatable with their growing system. They believe in growing organically because it is healthier for consumers to eat, better for the environment and that it provides a healthy workplace for staff and family to work and live in.
The majority of Slegers greens are sold to wholesalers that are within a two hour drive from their farm; London, Toronto and surrounding cities and communities. They also sell their greens right at their farm gate retail store for members in the local community. Since local is important to Slegers, they are proud to be members of Local Food Plus (LFP).
Slegers chooses to grow their greens with the roots attached because they want you to get the freshest, raw food available with living enzymes that promote good digestive health.
At SmartyPants, they’re all about simplifying health. Their gummy obsession started because they believed that the very best vitamins are all in one: premium ingredients delivered in a delicious package and sold at a fair price. They combine nutrients like omega 3 EPA and DHA fatty acids and vitamin D3 with a full multivitamin to save you money, time, and peace of mind.
The people they care most about take these gummies, so they wake up every day trying to make them better and better. That’s why all SmartyPants are non-GMO, allergen-free, and made with eco-friendly ingredients. They contain no synthetic colors or artificial flavors or sweeteners, and each batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency.
SmartyPants' goal is good health for the real world. All of it.
Nestled within Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, So Delicious® Dairy Free has been bringing joy to dairy-free lives for more than twenty-five years. They offer an array of delicious dairy-free delights you can feel good about sipping, biting, pouring, scooping, licking, and chugging throughout your day. From their world-class allergen-testing program to the innovative work they do creating products made with only the highest quality ingredients, So Delicious is committed to doing the right things for people and the planet. Many of their products are made with organic ingredients, and are always 100 percent plant-based and Non-GMO Project Verified with no artificial sweeteners, trans-fats, or hydrogenated oils.
So Nice ishere to bring you great-tasting products in the best ways possible. They place value in:
Certified organic, low in fat and made with integrity – their products are part of a healthy lifestyle.
They’re proudly Canadian and they’re even prouder to give back to Canadian communities.
From their sourcing practices to their facilities to their packaging, they’re working hard to limit their impact on the environment.
SOBAYA is a Canadian company located in Cowansville, Québec. The inspirational SOBAYA story started in 1983 when Jacques Petit, a teacher of physical education and Zen meditation, visited Japan to study with the Masters. While there, he discovered the joy of eating fresh, hand-made soba noodles every day. In 1985, Jacques traveled again to Japan, but this time for the study of soba. Apprenticed in a traditional Japanese noodle shop or "sobaya” in the heart of Tokyo, he learned the art of making soba and udon. Returning to Montreal, he started his own pasta company, which he named SOBAYA in recognition of the Japanese tradition. Now, SOBAYA produces some of the finest Japanese-style pasta made anywhere in the world.
As a leader in the Canadian vegetarian food market, Sol Cuisine has been meeting the evolving needs of their customers for almost 30 years. In their Mississauga, Ontario HACCP certified facility, they manufacture a comprehensive product line that has stood the test of time. With a focus on organics and sustainable agriculture, Sol Cuisine works directly with local farms to source many of their raw materials. All of their tofu products are made with Ontario grown Certified Organic soybeans.
Flavour Revolution is a Free-From food importer and producer of the Solenzi brand products. They are dedicated to bringing you artisan gourmet products that are free from GMO, chemicals, preservatives and additives. The founder's passion for great food and eating healthfully has driven the business from its' inception.
Their vision is to evangelize the 'Free-From' market within North America and to be recognized as the go-to company for great tasting nutritious gourmet products with no compromise.
Their team is driven by a passion for quality and have launched the Solenzi brand to ensure that you have great tasting, high quality, naturally made and free-from food. They continue to hunt for these specialty products from around the world and particularly look for artisan products made in traditional ways, are full of natural nutrients, and don't pollute our bodies with chemicals.
Combining her passions for food and sustainability, Jennifer Clark started her Ontario based Soup Girl business with the aim of creating healthy, delicious, natural foods that were also suitable for many people’s busy lifestyles. A vegetarian since the age of 10, Jennifer learned at an early age to cook nutritious meals and maximize taste by using lots of spices and herbs. Her soup flavours are inspired by her frequent culinary adventures in her own kitchen, as well as in all parts of the world. Eat well and enjoy!
Soup Girl soups contain 75% Canadian ingredients, are full of healthy herbs and spices, are vegetarian, and are impressively high in protein, fibre and iron!
Spectrum Naturals and Spectrum Essentials are owned by the Hain Celestial Group, which is based in Lake Success, New York. Hain Celestial is a leading natural and organic food and personal care products company in North America and Europe.
Spectrum Naturals’ purpose is to provide and deliver a premium line of culinary oils, vinegars, mayos and shortenings that adhere to high quality standards. Hain Celestial is vigilant about the sourcing, production, and packaging of their products – their goal is to leave as small a footprint as possible, and to sustain resources for the future.
You wouldn’t know it to look at them, but organic cranberries are a precious treat! Organic cranberry production is extraordinarily difficult as farmers work with decreased yields and increased pests and disease. But to Larry Nason and his family, it’s well worth the struggle. Larry, owner of Springbrook Cranberry Inc., was no longer interested in spraying chemicals on the food he was selling to customners. Meanwhile his daugher, Rebekah, was studying agriculture at university and discovered she was not interested in chemical agriculture either.
Despite the challenges involved in organic cranberry production versus conventional production, both Larry and Rebekah are pleased with what they have seen over the course of their three-year transition to become certified organic including the return of many native pollinators and beneficial insects. And although yields decreased during the transition, they are much happier knowing they are creating a healthier berry.
Springbrook Cranberry is a traditional family operation with everybody pitching in; Rebekah and Larry tend to daily operations, while Kathy (Larry’s wife) and Elizabeth (daughter) fill in where and when needed. During early October through Christmas, evenings at the Nason’s have been spent preparing cases of cranberries for various local markets. Prior to cranberry production, Larry was a beef farmer, before that he kept sheep and he has also toyed with large-scale greenhouse production. Growing up on an “old time family farm” he seems to have farming in his blood and he aspires to keep that tradition alive by making a family career of farming.
St. Francis Herb Farm began nearly 30 years ago with a young family, a small farm and a simple idea: to craft herbal medicines using traditional methods that have been used for hundreds of years, because that’s the way that yields the best results. The company was founded by Monique and Jeremy Rivett-Carnac, who built a business that is respected for its integrity, and for the care and intention it brings to every step of the process to create products that work really well. Today, their son and daughter-in-law Paul and Caitlin Rivett-Carnac are the new owners of St. Francis Herb Farm. They’re proud to continue building on that foundation—a young family, a small farm, and that same simple idea—for the next generation.
St. John's Bakery is a social enterprise and business owned and operated by St. John's The Compassionate Mission in Toronto. They specialize in handmade organic sourdough breads made in the traditional French method, and sweets handmade from scratch. They use certified organic flours and all-natural ingredients, and are striving to ensure that most of ingredients come from local suppliers. St. John's Bakery is funded in part by the Toronto Enterprise Fund, a funding partnership between United Way of Greater Toronto and the three levels of government.
St. Urbain Bagel established itself in Toronto in 1990. They introduced Montreal-style bagels to our fair city, and have been a staple vendor in the St. Lawrence Market ever since. Hand-rolled, boiled, and baked, St. Urbain's bagels are a product of love - schmear your favourite cream cheese or smoked salmon spread all over them and enjoy!
Stasis began when owner Julian Katz took the leap from cooking in some of Toronto’s best kitchens, to taking his passion for food in another direction - starting Stasis Preserves in 2010. Focusing exclusively on local produce and working with small local farmers, the jam, pickle, and chutney line launched at Brickworks Farmer’s market, and quickly after the St. Lawrence and Trinity Bellwoods Farmer’s markets. In December 2011, Julian opened Stasis Local Foods. Located at 476 Roncesvalles Ave and open 7 days a week, it is a one stop shop for all locally sourced, locally made, top quality foods. With a small, dedicated team of food lovers and enthusiasts, Stasis strives to offer you the best selection of foods available and share where they come from, and why you’re going to love eating them with family and friends.
Stasis' goal is to share the best quality, most delicious local foods with you. They source locally and cook everything fresh so that it is healthy, sustainable, and delicious. They source at peak season for maximum flavour and nutritional benefit. They do not add any artificial additives or preservatives, and strive to use only natural, healthy approaches to highlight the bounty of Ontario and enable you to eat local all year!
Cold Brew Coffee is coffee brewed with cold water, using time instead of heat to extract the flavour from the beans. Using a temperature-controlled system, Station steeps fresh grinds in cold water for 18 hours. The Cold Brewing slowly extracts the flavours of the coffee focusing on the region and varietals of the bean, rather than roast profile. The end result is a smooth, naturally sweet and rich coffee concentrate, with no bitterness and is up to 70% less acidic. Station sources their coffee from Social Coffee Roasters, who practice direct trade - buying their beans directly from growers and farmers. This ensures fair pricing, and develops mutually beneficial and respectful relationships with individual producers or cooperatives in each individual country.
Armed with the old-world know-how of a long line of family cheese makers, Stirling Creamery™ was established over 85 years ago. With one churn and two coal burning, steam-powered pasteurizers, the West Family began a proud legacy that lives on today.
Stirling Creamery™thinks it's time you got to know your better butter. Their philosophy is that butter isn't just butter- for them it is as unique and varied as fine cheese or wine; each has its own personality and flavour profile. They make a variety of butters in their Butter Collection so that food lovers can experience a range of flavours that expresses both their butter maker's craftsmanship and what exceptionally good butter can taste like. This is why, for the past thirty years, their Master Butter Maker, Chet Blair has continued the Stirling tradition of barrel churning some of Canada's finest butter in Stirling, Ontario using local, fresh sweet cream. No colourants or preservatives here; their product is all natural and artisanally crafted. The result: all-natural, creamy, fresh buttery flavour that's good enough to call one of the world's best.
their Guiding Principles are dictated by their desire to have integrity in all interactions, anticipate and address our customers' needs and to diligently pursue excellence. They do this by promoting continuous learning andinnovation and by striving to make their workplace an enjoyable, integrated part of life. And finally, they hold themselves accountable for communication that is both open and honest. Their commitment to these Guiding Principals is unshakeable and in fact forms the foundation of their overall company mission: 'Enrich Lives'.
Sun Warrior believes that plants provide the cleanest and most powerful foods, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients. Our bodies crave real food, especially in this age where we heavily process everything we eat, stripping out all the benefits and nutrition well before we have a chance to use them.
It’s time to turn back to nature for what we’re missing, to the wonderful plants that capture solar energy in a near magical way and then offer it to us so freely. Join Sunwarrior in our mission to renew ourselves, our minds, our bodies, and our world. Together, we truly can transform the planet one warrior at a time.
The basis for all Sunbiotics products is a belief that all aspects of our health can be benefitted by the inclusion of a daily dose of probiotics. After-all, probiotics make up around 80% of our immune system and they play an integral role in every aspect of our health from nutrient assimilation, to hormone production, to our brain health and overall moods. Sunbiotics makes this feat easy with delicious and truly healthful probiotic-enhanced snacks as well as whole-food organic probiotic supplements enhanced with prebiotics. They are proud to have brought to market the very first USDA Certified Organic Probiotic Chewable Tablets. Their formulas are 100% additive-free; they use whole food powders, such as fruit powder or jerusalem artichoke, to form the base of their probiotic supplements. Their probiotic strains are 100% dairy-free, and are also free of common allergens such as dairy, gluten, wheat, and soy. Sunbiotics' products are 100% USDA Certified Organic, and are free of all GMO's. They are commited to crafting the purest probiotic snacks and supplements available today.
Sunflower Kitchen was born in 1995 serving as an Ontario based home-to-home vegan meals service at Eldad and Nurith's house kitchen. She cooked, he delivered. After working for several years in the restaurant and catering industry, they decided to open something of their own; something they believed in and could share with others; healthy, balanced and delicious meals. Eldad is the machine production expert and the technical problem solver, while Nurith is the creative force and as a Holistic Nutritionist; she develops the recipes and works in marketing and sales. Both feel the responsibility to work constantly and deliver a consistent balance between taste, quality and nutrition.
Sunflower Kitchen products are vegan, gluten- and nut-free, as well as kosher. Their products start with the freshest ingredients, inspired by cultural recipes found during travels. They are prepared free of preservatives and additives, zero transfats and non-GMO.
Sunrise Soya Foods began after Leslie and Susan Joe immigrated to Canada where they recognized a demand for tofu in Vancouver’s Chinese community. In 1956, Leslie & Susan began making small batches of fresh tofu in the back of their grocery store, Sunrise Market, located on the border of Vancouver’s characteristic Chinatown neighbourhood (also known as Japantown). It did not take long for Leslie and Susan to develop a strong and loyal community following.
Sunrise Soya Foods is committed to giving you the best. By combining Asian authenticity with modern technology, the team strives for utmost freshness, taste, texture, and nutrition in all of their trans-fat free, all natural, non-GMO soy products.
Sweet Gale Gardens is a small, sustainably grown cut flower farm in the heart of Toronto that loves all things green and growing.
When Jessica Gale moved to Toronto from upstate New York in the summer of 2012 she began volunteering at Fresh City and knew that gardening/farming had to play a bigger role in her life. By spring 2013, she joined our member farmer program and began her flower business, Sweet Gale Gardens.
Founded in 2010, Sweet Woodruff is a boutique flower shop on Dundas Street West in Toronto
Sweet Woodruff believes in purposeful design. their aesthetic is inspired by classical approaches to floral design. They love the juxtaposition of new with old, masculine and feminine, darkness and light. They believe flowers should look like how they’re found in nature, so they absolutely love large leafy, garden-inspired creations.
Their floral style is loose, natural, romantic and modern.
They are true believers that flowers are a key component to a beautiful wedding or an intimate dinner party. That they bring light to a dark corner of your house. That they express life, celebration, and love. That their beauty is fleeting, making them that much more special.
Sweets From The Earth is a proudly family-run company that makes a full line of original recipe, egg free, dairy free, vegan baked goods, which are made using only the best all natural, kosher, 100% plant-based, GMO-free ingredients. They are pleased to offer both a nut free line and a gluten free line.
Taste of Nature was founded on this basic principle: to work together as a family to create a food company that makes a simple, great tasting product that would give back to the world more than it took.
Nature has been perfecting food over the past few million years. Talk about a great mentor! Taste of Nature has been at it for a couple of decades. They have a bit of catching up to do but for the past 20 years, they have been perfecting the art of taking nature's wondrous foods, and simply playing around with recipes and figuring out which ingredients work best, without messing it up by adding questionable ingredients. Taste of Nature snack bars get you all the good stuff you want, such as high fibre and healthy carbohydrates, without the stuff you don’t want, like additives, artificial flavours and fillers.
Taste of Nature bars are made from the highest quality organic ingredients, supplied through a network of family farms and businesses. Their bars are made in their facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Even though it is a fully accredited British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Good Manufacturing practices (GMP) facility with the most stringent international food standards, they use minimal processing to keep the product nutrient dense.
Terra has always had a tradition of creating chef-inspired masterful combinations of unique vegetables with a variety of fabulous flavours. For more information visit www.terrachips.com
They couldn’t seriously call themselves Thai Kitchen if they weren’t committed to making nothing but the most authentic Thai food. Say goodbye to gross Thai food delivery - California based Thai Kitchen uses only fresh, natural ingredients selected at harvest for their quality and flavour.
The aromatic essences. The exotic flavors. The abundant texture. There’s no culinary experience that compares to Thai cuisine. Thai Kitchen, has one simple goal — to bring the same Thai experience to your home. Their selection of authentic, easy-to-prepare Thai dishes and spices is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Whether you’re a do-it-yourself chef, or you’re looking for a convenient pre-cooked meal, they easily make your kitchen a Thai Kitchen..
The Algonquin Tea Company is a collective of dedicated Earth lovers who had a vision of sharing the healing medicine of plants from the Algonquin area. They make 100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. The Algonquin Tea Company has growing and harvesting areas in Whitney, located at the east gate of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River where they practice Permaculture Forest gardening, and in Golden Lake on a 200-acre homestead where they are growing certified organic herbs.
All of their herbs are wildcrafted (handpicked in the wild) in a sustainable manner (picking amounts that a deer would graze). Those herbs which are more rare are grown organically using non-mechanical, ecologically integrated and permacultural methods. No fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used in or anywhere near where the herbs are grown or picked for the Algonquin Tea Co. These herbs are picked at the optimum time and dried naturally in dark drying rooms. For packaging, they use bleach-free tea bags, and 100% recycled packaging with Double Aqua Coat Sealed, reusable, plastic pouches. They only use plants that are naturally occurring (indigenous) to the Algonquin Bio-region. Algonquin Tea Co. herbs are safe for children and pregnant women, and are are mild enough to use everyday, the way one would a mint tea. However all plants, especially wild ones, have a strong physiological character and energy which may under some conditions not agree with you.
The Algonquin Tea Company is not a native owned company. The images that grace their boxes were offered by a friend and artist, Ritchie Stardreamer Sinclair, apprentice to Norval Morriseau, as an honouring of those same plant spirits. The black line that surrounds the images, represents the spirit of the land, that unites us all in her love and blessings.
The Cutting Veg Organic Farm, located in Sutton, Ontario, runs a variety of programs to accomplish their mission of cultivating personal, social, environmental, and economic health through organic agriculture.They cultivate over ten acres of mixed vegetables - making organic food more accessible to veg lovers across Southern Ontario. Through the Global Garlic Project, they cultivate and distribute nearly 20 varieties of garlic whose seed originated from around the world. Their Food Coaching services offer garden & composting project support, educational workshops & urban farming internships, and Agri-business training. The Cutting Veg also offers one-on-one Wellness Counselling for individuals who want to take steps forward with their health and happiness. Collectively, these programs are helping The Cutting Veg towards the achievement of its quadruple bottom line: personal health, social health, environmental health, and economic health.
The New Farm produces premium quality organic vegetables for restaurants, retail stores and wholesale customers. Our commitment to sustainability guides everything we do. We hope you’ll join us as we work to build a just, equitable and inclusive food system in southern Ontario.
The Packing House Inc. is a local distributor of hormone and antibiotic free dairy and meat products. They work with local Ontario farmers and age beef, and pork products. As well as distributing small Mennonite farms' eggs. They have also paired with Dr. Steven Leeson from Guelph University to develop a non-GMO feed program for the hens raised by Mennonites in St. Jacobs Country. They use a variety of grasses, fermented grains, as well as dried and ground grubs. This gives the hens a well-balanced feed that promote a higher fat content and darker yolks on the Roche Colour Fan. This in turn affects the flavour - giving Packing House eggs a deeply rich flavour.
The hens are a mix of breeds that lay lots of different colours. You may find brown, speckled, pink, and even green eggs in your dozen! The hens are also given access to the outdoors when the weather permits (Ontario winters can be rough for everyone, birds alike!), and are graded at a local facility. The hens themselves are raised hormone and antibiotic-free, from three family farms.
The Wizard's Organic Sauces are crafted from the finest organic brews and seasonings, and feature a hint of The Wizard's fiery magic in every drop. Since 1986, the team of "Wizards" have been creating their sauces from scratch, and are committed to producing the finest tasting dressings, condiments and sauces by sourcing organic ingredients from authentic food artisans, and particularly small producers. They may be based in California, but they are constantly searching the world for the best components to use in creating epicurean delights. Ingredients like Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil from Italy, Roquefort cheese from France, Danish blue cheese, fresh grated ginger from Hawaii and pure agave nectar from Mexico. Fresh chopped garlic from Gilroy, California and traditionally aged soy from the miso master in North Carolina. Even the organic Tellicherry black peppercorns are cracked fresh before each batch to capture the delicate and tantalizing pepperines. The Wizards use only the finest organic ingredients to create their memorable and magical taste.
Thomas Canning has been processing and canning tomatoes in the Essex County area since 1933 when Will and Grace Thomas started the company with their sons Grant and Wilbur. Back then, everything was done by hand, from planting to harvesting. As time passed and new technologies became available, like mechanical handling, the tomato business saw an increase of field and factory productivity. Growers started managing larger land plots, yields increased and Thomas Canning thrived.
Thomas Canning remains a family-owned business, with the third generation of Thomas’ in charge of operations. These days, they’re focused on addressing the demand for environmental accountability and integrity through sustainable field and factory practices. They are working to pioneer the growth of Ontario processed tomato products to the organic sector.
Colin, Dan and Ron are second and third generation farmers who have grown up on the land they farm and are committed to its preservation, proudly numbering the prairies among the best places in the agricultural world. Farming, they are proud to say, is not simply a job, but a way of life, and one they are all too happy to share.
The core values behind the Three Farmers brand are value added agriculture, natural and sustainable growing, healthy and wholesome foodsand traceable products. But the real emphasis of their brand is on the farming experience, fostering close relationships with customers, and giving back to their communities in the many different ways they know how.
You may have tried rice pasta made from various kinds of ingredients, and thought it was lacking in flavour and quality. Well, no more! Introducing Tinkyada Rice Pasta, a wheat-, gluten-, and cholesterol-free pasta made in Ontario, that is easy to digest, a great source of fiber, kosher, and certified organic. Tinkyada's is committed to be the best quality pasta in the world and, loved by all.
Tonica Kombucha is a Canadian company that makes rejuvenating, raw and organic tonic - a modern twist of deliciousness spun from an ancient and healing beverage. With 100% raw digestive enzymes, totally natural, all organic ingredients and only 45 calories per bottle, Tonica Kombucha is the perfect boost for metabolism and natural energy. Plus Tonica’s liver cleansing properties make it a great helper after a late night out! From their small beginnings in their founding yogini’s kitchen to present day coolers in fine grocers across Canada, Tonica kombucha continues to be THE most nutritious and uplifting kombucha there is - just like back when it was first revered by the earliest monks of 221 BC.
Tradition Miso's mission is to bring the ancient craft of producing fine Miso to Canada and North America. The best miso, like fine wine or a great violin, requires the purest, high quality ingredients, combined and prepared in a time-honoured recipe, and patiently matured to perfection. Tradition Miso Inc. is one of only a handful of companies in North America with the patience and dedication to make only the best, pure miso. Their miso is unpasteurized and certified organic, contains no sugar, preservatives or filler. Unlike the commercial product, Tradition Miso is made the old way, aged up to three and four full years.
Treehugger Organics was formed with the mission of supplying 100% organic orange juice produced in partnership with the largest organic orange producing group in the world - Montecitrus, located in the heart of the Brazilian citrus growing industry. With headquarters in Toronto, Treehugger Organics supplies organic orange juice certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI) produced using the most up to date technology and facilities. Their goal is to bring the benefits and products of organic citrus agriculture to you without compromising on principles and quality.
Unionville Mushrooms is a family owned and run business since its inception in 1972. With their humble mushroom farm in Stouffville, Ontario, Pasquale Calitri and his son-in-law Ralph Auciello have since worked diligently to build the name of Unionville Mushrooms to the success it is today.
In the first small, modern Niagara creamery in generations, Upper Canada Cheese Company hand crafts premium artisanal cheeses from the milk of local Guernsey cows. Upper Canada Cheese Company expresses the unique terroir of our extraordinary Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere region with rich Guernsey milk and the talents of our cheesemakers. Each day, fresh, pure Guernsey cows' milk is transformed into cheeses of uncommon taste and texture, revealing a subtle range of flavours infl uenced by the seasons, forage and feed. Then, their cheeses are aged in their own cellars until they are ready for you. This is the whole food, farm-to-table idea: a minimum of food processing intervention to produce the purest cheeses possible.
Urban Harvest, is dedicated to providing their customers with certified organic seeds, seedlings and garden supplies that promote ecological diversity and preserve the health of our planet. Everything they sell is 100% certified organic.
Their organic and heirloom varieties are specially chosen for their unique qualities for both urban gardens and market gardeners. All of their seedlings are grown in or near the Greater Toronto Area to support the economies of Toronto, Ontario and Canada.
Vams Culture is a craft fermented beverage brewing company that makes kombucha and kefir-water, infused with organic herbs and juices. The origin of its uniquely delicious flavour and fermenting technique was passed down from generations - a family recipe, carefully brewed with the aim to boost overall health in a smooth, fermented blend unlike any other. Vams Culture is a Toronto-based company that is pursuing organic certification. All of their suppliers are certified organic so they can offer traceability on all of their ingredients.
Vancouver Island Salt Co. (VISC) takes pride in offering handcrafted artisan salts, harvested with care from the cold, clear waters of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Helmed by former chef and founder Andrew Shepherd, VISC salts are lovingly created products that are a happy harmony of mother nature and the tides, patient harvesting work and artisanal craftsmanship. Their unrefined salt products include the first Canadian fleur de sel, pure sea salt, smoked sea salt and seasonal sea salt flavor infusions.
Vicki's Veggies is a small family farm working towards a sustainable future in agriculture in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Vicki's Veggies is rooted in the traditions of a small family farm. Vicki Emlaw and Tim Noxon produce a surprising variety of ecologically grown vegetables to supply food for local markets.
Many rare and heirloom seeds are used to grow vegetables that provide unique experiences for homes and restaurants and help to preserve biodiversity within the agri-food system.
Made in Toronto, every day. Village Juicery provides raw, 100% organic, nutritionist approved and never HPP’d cold-pressed juice. They strive to improve the everyday health of their community by providing convenient access to raw, local, organic, delicious plant-based nutrition.
Ten years ago, during a casual outing to a New York City bar, childhood friends Ira Liran and Mike Kirban met two young women from Brazil. When asked what they missed most about their country, the ladies said "agua de coco," which they called the most nutritious and delicious drink in the world. Shortly after that night, Ira hopped on a plane to Brazil to see one of the girls and learned that the coconut water hype was real. When Mike came to visit a few months later, they got down to business with a plan to bring coconut water to the US. Vita Coco was born.
Vita Coco is never made from concentrate. That means they pick, crack, and pack fresh young coconuts directly at the source. After the coconuts are cleaned, the delicate water inside is flash pasteurized (and occasionally mixed with all-natural fruit puree) then poured into a shelf-stable Tetra Pak®. The entire process from tree to Pak doesn't exceed 72 hours. They've been told that the end result is a lot like sticking a straw in a coconut.
Located in Goderich, Ontario, Weth Mushrooms is a certified organic grower of mushrooms. They produce certified organic shitake, maitake and other mushrooms depending on the season.
Wheelbarrow Farm is located an hour north-east of Toronto on 10 acres of rolling field and forest. Farmer Tony Neale grows mixed organic vegetables and raise heritage breeds of pigs on pasture.
His mission is to build an environmentally sustainable farm that participates in a more just and equitable local food economy.
Wheelbarrow Farm utilizes ecological growing practices including mulch, cover crops, hand tools, and compost. No artificial fertilizers. No artificial pesticides or herbicides.
At Wheelbarrow Farm pigs are raised on semi-forested pasture land. As opposed to conventional confinement operations, pasture allows the animals to move about freely, graze and dig for food and benefit from sunshine and fresh air.
Tony raises a Berkshire heritage breed that is healthier and more flavourful than the pigs raised in factories today. Raising a healthier breed means they don't rely on medication or antibiotics. The Berkshire is known for it's intermuscular fat ('marbling') which infuses the meat with extra pork flavour.
Formed in 2001, Wholesome Sweeteners, formed in 2001, is the leading provider of sustainable, environmentally and ethically responsible, great tasting sweeteners in the U.S. They specialize is supplying organic, Fairtrade Certified, Non-GMO Verified sugars, syrups, and honeys, all made from nature’s best resources. In fact, Wholesome Sweeteners pioneered the Fairtrade certification process for sugar and honey in North America.
They are headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, and employ almost fifty people and source sweeteners in seven countries around the globe. Since launching the first Fairtrade sugar and honey in America in 2005 and 2008 respectively, Wholesome Sweeteners has paid more than $8.5 million in social premiums to benefit Fairtrade partners, farming and beekeeping cooperatives in the developing world. They believe that the farmers who feed the world everyday deserve a fair price for the crops they grow. With your help, they are making the world a sweeter place!
A British Columbia based socially responsible seafood company grounded in keystone principles such as product quality, sustainability, and fair trade is atypical, but they are hopeful that other participants in the industry will see the value in such principles, and eventually follow suit. Through education and their commitment to sustainable fishing practices, the ultimate goal of W!LD is to change consumers’ habits such that the fishing industry shifts to one solely dedicated to product quality and environmental stewardship.
When it comes to product development, Wild Rose are uncompromisingly discerning. All Wild Rose products are created from a combination of clinical experience, traditional wisdom and modern knowledge. They begin with proven traditional formulas and then build upon the firm foundation with a structure of botany, biochemistry and herbology. By combining past wisdom with modern technology, Wild Rose creates products that reflect their commitment to excellence. They use the highest quality ingredients available. At Wild Rose, they believe this to be true and trust that you will come to realize the same. You are invited to enjoy greater health and well-being as a result of using their products.
Among the very best cheese makers in North America, Woolwich Dairy Inc. is a quality and innovation-driven manufacturer, committed to ensuring an outstanding gastronomic experience for its customers.
Their customers are at the centre of what they do at Woolwich. They constantly strive to develop new and innovative products that meet their customer’s needs. Without a doubt the most important measure of their success is the satisfaction of their customers.
Woolwich Dairy offers more than 50 varieties of cheese products from its 3 manufacturing facilities. More than 150 committed Woolwich employees work diligently to produce the highest quality cheese.
A key area for Woolwich is the conservation of the environment. They know there is growing concern about the impact of manufacturing on the environment and that is why They continue to look for ways to reduce the effect They have on the planet. When They decided to establish their US manufacturing facility in the US Mid-West, They were determined to remain focused on the benefits of a sustainable operation. They invested close to half a million dollars in added costs in order to minimize their organization’s environmental footprint.
Along with their efforts to reduce environmental impact, they are committed to making a positive difference in communities. They continue to actively support many worthy causes, with community partnership programs focused around the areas of education, animal shelters, environment, hospital, law enforcement and local community support.
Woolwich Dairy is committed to being a different kind of cheese company. One that is driven by quality and innovation and passionate about delivering only the highest standards of cheese making. This promise is evident through out every facet of their organization, from sales and marketing to product development, operations, customer service and human resources. They believe you’ll recognize the difference the moment you taste their products.
Ying Ying Soy Food is a small Ontario based family-owned and operated artisan tofu producer. They have been proudly serving Canadians with the cleanest and best tasting tofu products since 2001. Their tofu finds its roots in its 2000-year-old tradition and processing technique. They still use the original coagulant, Nigari, and hand-coagulate and hand-make Their tofu in small batches in the traditional way. Nigari is derived from the sea, and has been used in tofu making since 200 BC. Nigari is chemically known as Magnesium Chloride. Magnesium happens to be the essential mineral for the heart health. (Contrary to tradition, today's main-stream tofu is mostly made with Calcium Sulphate, which is gypsum, as it fits mass production with big machines.) Their products are also all hand-cut and wok cooked to perfection without using any additives, as they believe food needs to be pure and clean. Furthermore, they only use Certified Organic Soybeans grown in Ontario which are Non-GMO.
Tofu is associated with healthful and conscious living. Their products are emphasized around this idea and are helping Canadians build and maintain lifelong healthy eating. Who says good food does not taste good? Their Gourmet Tofu is as delicious and nutritious, as it is convenient. It is a perfect healthy fast food. You have to try it to believe it!
Yorkshire Valley Farms is committed to bringing you a range of poultry products that are both good for you and kind to the environment.
Their animals are raised on Ontario, family-run farms following the highest organic standards. Their birds enjoy a wholesome diet made of non-GMO, pesticide- and herbicide-free grains, with no animal by-products. The animals are antibiotic free and, like all poultry in Canada, they are raised without the use of hormones. their farms offer modern barns with natural light and ventilation, where the birds live in lower density flocks, giving them more room to move about and express natural behaviours. There is also seasonal access to organic outdoor pasture. By taking the best of what nature gives us, they provide you with wholesome, delicious chicken and turkey that we can all feel good about, for our families and the world we live in.
Yoso is a family operated business that was started by brothers Erik Lo and Francis Lo. The brothers came to Canada in the eighties. Erik studied both food science and dairy technology while Francis studied agribusiness at the University of Guelph. It was in Guelph that they started experimenting with ideas for a gourmet dairy free spread made with locally grown soybeans in southwestern Ontario. Today, the Lo brothers strive to deliver their dairy-free, gluten free, casein-free, vegan, fermented and cultured foods to all to enjoy. All of Yoso’s products are made in a facility that is gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, preservative-free, carrageenan-free, casein-free, and vegan.
Zak Organic Food Co is a family-owned and operated farm based in the Canadian prairies - Saskatchewan! The Zak family has a mission to create a healthy and clean alternative to modern snacking food, naturally rich in protein, iron, and fibre. Zak Organics' delicious crunchy green snack peas are available in 3 flavours: smokey BBQ, garden herb, and sea salt & lime. The complete crunchy pea line is USDA organic certified and Canadian Organic Certified, and free from trans-fat, cholesterol, dairy, gluten and artificial colours or flavours.
Zatoun is the working name for the non-profit organization Palestine Peace Awareness Inc. Zatoun strives to promote the products of Palestine, promot peace and understaning, and provide assistance to initiatives which promote humanitarian, educational, cultural, and peace links with Palestine - especially as they may relate to Palestinian children. Zatoun sources their olives, spices, and oils through the Palestine Fair Trade Association - and primarily work with the Women's Cooperative in Jenin. As well, one dollar from every bottle of olive oil sold will go to help support Project Hope, an arts and education program for yound people in Palestine.
If the social emphasis of Zatoun wasn't enough, their products are absolutely delicious!
Zephyr Organics believes that healthy soil makes healthy produce, and healthy produce makes nutritious foods. They have been growing certified organic vegetables for 21 years now on their third-generation family-owned farm. Over 100 acres of certified organic vegetables, fruits and herbs are grown in their Ontario fields and greenhouses. In fact, there are well over 40 different types of vegetables, consisting of anything from asparagus to zucchini. Located 100 kilometers from the city of Toronto in the Greater Toronto Area, Zephyr Organics connects you to fresh local produce grown as nature intended.