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Ontario Artisan food companies

hungryabbey Apr 10, 2013 09:47 AM

Hi everyone,
I am working on an event, and looking for your suggestions of food companies that are Canadian/Ontario based but have a number of different category products in their line. I don't want massive corporations like Kraft. But the idea is they need to sell/ product multiple types of foods (ie. not a company that ONLY makes cheese). Thank you so much!


  1. TorontoJo Apr 11, 2013 05:11 AM

    Don't know if you've ever been to Kurtz Orchards? They are based in Niagara-on-the-Lake and make a large line of delicious edibles that they make from their own produce. They also have a store in Bayview Village Mall at Bayview and Sheppard. The stores carry products from other companies, too, but the majority of products are their own.

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    1. re: TorontoJo
      ylsf Apr 11, 2013 05:27 AM

      Kurtz Orchards has a retail store downtown Oakville now too. They had a previous "temp" location downtown Oakville so I think the location you find via a google search is the old location. The new location is in the same building as Suvai Indian food.

      1. re: ylsf
        hungryabbey Apr 11, 2013 05:52 AM

        These are great ideas! Keep them coming !

        1. re: hungryabbey
          ylsf Apr 11, 2013 06:20 AM

          BTW, recommend you check out the Green Living show this weekend if you get a chance, a lot of local food producers among the other "green" stuff. Various ways to get in for free (e-waste, Live Green member,etc)

          Another one I just thought of is Neil Brothers. They make nacho chips, salsa, popcorn, etc. They usually have a big booth at the Green Living show: http://www.nealbrothersfoods.com/page...

          1. re: ylsf
            hungryabbey Apr 11, 2013 10:30 AM

            Yes! Neal brothers were at the top of my list- they're a great example of what I'm looking for. Thanks for the suggestion on the green living - will definitely try to check them out.

            1. re: hungryabbey
              Full tummy Apr 12, 2013 10:58 AM

              Mad Mexican - great products, all of them!

              1. re: Full tummy
                hungryabbey Apr 12, 2013 11:53 AM

                Yes! That made the list thanks!

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      ylsf Apr 10, 2013 07:32 PM

      Mentioned a few in this thread:


      1. ottawaoperadiva Apr 10, 2013 01:03 PM

        The following companies are all Ontario based and sell a number of different products:

        Kitchen Connaisseur

        Hawberry Farms

        Forbes Wild Food

        Saigon Soul Food

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        1. re: ottawaoperadiva
          hungryabbey Apr 10, 2013 06:16 PM

          Amazing ! Thank you so much!!

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