All products on our site are made by us or by local companies we've met here in Ontario. We want to show them off and give you a peek into this incredible community.
by Jennet & Paul: owners of The Local Vegan
We started out as a vegan milk company! As we slowly added more and more groceries to our site we decided to split our company (Moo Free Beverages) into two: The Local Vegan and M!lk. We are proud to continue making our 100% natural plant-based m!lks in our facility the same way we started.
Our m!lks are 100% natural -- made with only the essential ingredients. We use more than 5x the amount of almonds/oats/coconut per cup than most store brands! On top of all that, we pour them into reusable glass containers to lessen the waste in our environment. Order our m!lks here on our site for delivery!
We met Herb at the Milton Terra Market! We were inspired by LumberHeads kettle corn – crafted in small batches, the crunchy sweet of the organic cane sugar glaze, followed by the savory sea salt on the non-gmo popcorn had us reaching for handful after handful!
"Hi I’m Herb, the creator of LumberHeads Food Co., established in 2010 in Milton, Ontario. We first came across kettle corn at a small farm market in northern Ontario. We were so excited to discover that the kettle corn was dairy free, as my son has a dairy allergy – finally something he could eat! We devoured the bag in one sitting! The combination of sweet & salty was so addictive - we knew this was something others would really enjoy!
We have spent the last 10 years refining our recipe and ingredients. Together with the amazing support from family & friends, we are so excited to offer you our true labour of love! LumberHeads kettle corn is vegan friendly; free of wheat gluten, dairy and peanuts/tree nuts! Crafted in small batches, we use only non-GMO corn, sweeten with organic cane sugar and season it with sea salt!”
The Hot Sauce Co.
We noticed the Hot Sauce Co. on Instagram! They looked incredible to us so we reached out to them and sampled their sauces with our family -- everyone loved them. Our favourite was their Habanero Mango so we got it onto our shelves right away.
"Hey!! My name is Jesse and I’m the founder of The Hot Sauce Co. We’re a quality-driven, straight-up hot sauce company located in London, Ontario. We're looking to remove the gimmicks and funny names and instead replace them with a new standard of hot sauce. I draw inspiration from characters like Hunter S. Thompson and Anthony Bourdain, that we need to reach for something that really speaks true to who we are and chase it down with everything we have. Our motto is to “get it how you live it” because after all you are what you eat."
THE BAGEL OVEN
by Jess & Steve
One of our fabulous customers recommended The Bagel Oven to us! We are so glad they did. We got in contact with their Director of Operations Vanessa, who was so helpful in getting us set up and letting us know all about their company. We loved the focus on a traditional style bagel, and we couldn't get enough of their crispy bagel chips!
"The idea to open The Bagel Oven came when my husband Steve and I first moved to the Niagara region with our two small children. We fell in love with the area, in particular how it lends itself to a simpler life with a focus on good food and strong community. The local food scene was thriving but ethnic bread was hard to find and there was no local bagel baker providing this classic comfort food. We set about using all our best memories to create and test out our own recipes and our bagel fans agree that our bagels and breads really hit the mark!
"The Bagel Oven specializes in traditional Jewish bagel & bread located in the heart of Niagara. We are open to the public for “factory direct” curbside pickup and you can also find us on the shelves at many of your favourite specialty grocers, and on the menu at some of Niagara’s best hotels, restaurants and cafes."
We met Jeanette at the Milton Terra Market! We loved her quality ingredients and ordered as many granola flavours as we could right away!
"Hi I’m Jeanette, the creator and baker of Truly Baked Granola, established in 2017 in small town Orton, Ontario. As a Holistic Nutritionist I decided to put my heart and energy into creating a healthy food business. This small business has grown to become Truly Baked Gourmet Granola, which is committed to producing a 100% natural, delicious and healthy line of granola products.
"All of the Truly Baked flavours are vegetarian/vegan friendly, free of wheat, dairy, refined sugar and preservatives. Roasted in small batches, I use only high quality natural ingredients and sweeten with either local maple syrup or honey.
Truly Baked offers 7 unique flavours including several grain free options (low carb).
Choose from Cinnamon Walnut, Maple Chai Spice, Peanut Butter Banana, Cocoa Superseed, Winter Spice, Grain Free Goodness and Grain Free Zinger. I hope you’ll give them a try.
In good health, Jeanette"
Wild Culture Ferments
Andrea was also at the Milton Terra Market, she let us sample every flavour throughout the market and we were hooked!
"I am a mother of two, a holistic nutritionist, and I have a background working in organic agriculture and as a cook. I am passionate about health, nutrition, sustainability and creating delicious food. Wild Culture Ferments is an extension of all my life passions and journey.
"At Wild Culture Ferments we handcraft the most delicious, naturally fermented, probiotic rich vegetables using organic, and local ingredients. It is our mission to bring fermented foods back to the table and we have created a number of seasonal and unique flavour combinations in hopes of appealing to every palate!"
Farina Plus Inc.
We found Farina Plus at Mama Earth Organics! We were looking for some vegan pasta and were very excited when we noticed them at Mama Earth -- Domenic got us samples and we MELTED over the freshness and quality!
“From an early age I've always had a love for pasta. After graduating from Culinary at Humber, I worked at different restaurants and hotels in Toronto learning more and gaining experience in the art of making pasta. I saw an opportunity to open my own Fresh Pasta Boutique in 2012. My vision was to offer an open concept retail and production space and I have never looked back!
Peace, Love & Pasta.”
by Emily & Jack
"Middleton’s is a Plant-Based Food company in Hamilton, Ontario.
A brother - sister team committed to creating new and super delicious, cutting-edge plant-based food! Red seal chef developed originals with a focus on quality, real-food ingredients resulting in superior flavour and texture. Middleton’s is an elevated plant-based food experience for everyone!"
Green Press Inc.
We were looking for a raw juice vendor that could produce the freshest drinks for our delivery customers! We were excited when we found Greenpress Juices Inc. and have really enjoyed working with Suhail. We've now been able to support each other's businesses by making deliveries for each other and calling each other up for helpful advice!
“Green Press is a family owned and operated organic cold pressed juice company. It was founded by Samar Harb, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Suhail Taji, a Finance Professional with a shared passion for health and wellness. Our mission Is to help our communities live healthier lifestyles through the provision of clean, nutritious eats with ingredients you can feel good about."
Richardo's Natural Hemp Products
Dear Grain Bakery
"People have been coming together to break bread for centuries. So for us, bread is intrinsically linked to the feelings of community, nourishment and heritage. Our products nod to timeless baking traditions of the past, but we’ve revived these processes through modern techniques, sustainable practices, global ingredients and an untethered imagination.
"Our sourdough bread is a labour of love. We combine a slow fermentation process (12-36 hours) with high levels of hydration (83%+) to produce nourishing loaves that are scrumptious AND ultra-digestible. We pride ourselves on our use of organic and heirloom grains to uphold quality and great taste."
Gigi's Foods Inc
Green Goddess Fromagerie