We have a long-held reputation for carrying the highest quality organic produce in town. It is sourced, where possible, from small, local farms. The relationships that we have built up over years in the business allow us access to the best quality, local produce grown in season. We love the farmers who work so hard to grow our food, and we love to support them.
Our blossoming cheese department carries a variety of sheep's milk cheese from Best Baa farms - a co-operative of Ontario farmers in Fergus, an assortment of artisanal cheese from Fifth Town in Prince Edward County and Monforte Dairy in Stratford. On top of these local offerings we also carry a wide selection of specialty cheese from small Quebec farms such as Grey Owl, Baluchon, Riopelle, Pied du Vent, 14 Arpents etc., as well as a variety of goat cheeses, feta and organic cheddars.
Jeff, our baker, formerly of the Woodlot Oven, bakes fresh bread every day except Mondays. All breads are naturally leavened, using only organic flours from local Ontario growers, and from other parts of Canada. Among the variety of breads he bakes are the whole-grain red fife, baguette, khorasan, milk bread, multigrain, all-rye and some delicious gluten-free options including his unique, flour-less nut-and-seed bread.
We have an extended collection of carefully sourced bulk products and have begun to develop our own brand of prettily jarred herbs and spices among other things. The latest additions to the 4life line are olive oil, maple syrup and directly traded roasted coffee.
Our carefully selected, ethical meat selection comes exclusively from small, Ontario farms. We have certified organic chicken from Fenwood Farms, pasture-raised, hormone-and-antibiotic-free beef from Enright Cattle Co and Venison from Deer Valley Farm. We also carry some beautiful cured meats, locally handcrafted in the Italian style from Dolce Lucano and Il Tagliere.
Our kitchen provides the store with wide range of fine, house-made foods prepared from organic ingredients fresh from the shelves. From dips like humus, cashew curry and veggie mushroom pate, through jarred soups and stews, to ready meals like veggie and vegan lasagne, baked perch with pesto quinoa and organic roasted chicken - we've got you covered when you haven't got time to cook.