You guys know that I LOVE supporting local.
The local businesses I support are unlike the chain stores we are so accustomed to seeing and shopping at. These local producers and vendors have a different mindset and it shows through everything they do and produce. They are not all just about the profit. They really care about realness and quality of their products!
The people behind these local businesses want to make a positive mark in their community. They have big hearts and big dreams to make this world a better and tastier place!
A big component for them is supporting their community by working with local producers and partnering with local vendors to provide us with the best product they can.
Plus their passion for what they do and produce is unmatchable!
As Earth Day approaches, there are just a couple of businesses that are shining through a little bit more in my eyes because of their waste-free and eco-friendly living mindset.
This Earth Day (and whenever you can) give some love to these awesome businesses!
1) Labeille Beeswax Food Wraps
I am super excited to talk about this lady, Leslie, behind Labeille. Leslie produces beeswax food wraps with a purpose. She does not only want to introduce people to a world of waste free living but she wants to help her community as well. She dedicates a percentage of her profit to the local food bank and the women’s shelter in her town. Plus her wraps are super fun, made of organic materials, and keep your food fresher for longer without the waste like traditional plastic and cling wraps!
Check her out: https://www.facebook.com/labeillebeeswaxfoodwraps/
2) Four All Ice Cream
Four All brings natural, locally sourced ice cream to the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Their ice cream is not only made with real ingredients (and tastes uhh-mazing) but they are environmentally conscious as well. Ajoa has really made the effort to reduce the amount of waste in her shop. All the napkins, utensils, ice cream boxes and bags are made from recycled material and are recyclable themselves. Plus this year they came out with their Cooler Ice Cream bags which are designed specially to fit your FourAll Ice Cream cubes!
Check them out: https://www.fourall.ca/
3) Eby Manor Golden Guernsey Milk
The best milk I think I have ever tasted! I could honestly drink their whole litre bottle of Chocolate milk in one sitting. Eby Manor Golden Guernsey milk and cream is produced on their local family farm by 60 registered milking Guernsey cows. Not only that but they bottle their milk, just like the old days! This means you just put a deposit on the original bottle and then you just exchange it for a refilled one. No cartons or plastic bags here!
Check them out: http://ebymanor.ca/
4) Ambrosia Pastry Co.
A small batch bakery that makes some of the best craft bean to bar chocolates! They also make the most wonderful pastries, tartes, desserts, waffles, cookies, ice cream, and preserves. They source organic, fair trade and ethically sourced beans from all over the world to make their single origin bars. They also hand wrap all of their chocolate bars. Plus their packaging is recyclable. #noplastic is used in any of their single origin bars!
Check them out: https://ambrosiapastry.com/
5) Earth Haven Farm
Earth Haven Farm is a 200 acre family-owned and operated subsistence farm dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle. They farm using biodynamic, organic and permaculture practices. I had the pleasure of meeting Aric, the farmer, at the Evergreen Brickworks market. He was the first to point out to me the amount of plastic bags and packaging is present at Farmers Markets. Aric switch to non-plastic packaging and sells all his produce and products in brown paper bags.
Check his farm out: https://earthhaven.ca/index.php
Happy Earth Day!