Food & Beverage
The Earth Group
Fair Trade organic coffee & tea, bottled spring water
The Earth Group is a social enterprise that exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children globally. They do this by donating 100% of profits to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to fund school meal programmes globally.
Foods and Beverages
Danone Canada is one of the country’s largest dairy and plant-based food and beverage companies. Danone Canada aspires to nourish lives and inspire a healthier world through food. Its portfolio of beloved, trusted and pioneering brands in fresh dairy, plant-based and coffee creamers and beverages sustain and delight people at every age and during any moment of the day.
Wholesale & Retail Gelato & Sorbetto, Events, Catering
Fiasco originally opened in 2003 as Calgary’s first gelateria. With a commitment to thinking differently, Fiasco now provides amazing creations to specialty grocers and restauranteurs across Canada, as well as online. With a commitment to changing the way business is done, we put people and purpose above all else and are part of the fabric of our community through our impact.
DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods Ltd.
Organic, non-gmo frozen treats
DeeBee’s Organics is a manufacturer of delicious, natural foods. DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops became the world's first organic tea-based frozen novelty, formed from the simplest and purest ingredients. They are certified organic, fair trade, vegan, non-GMO, Kosher Parve and gluten free. They never contain any artificial ingredients, colours or preservatives. DeeBee's TeaPops are sweetened only with organic super-fruits and a small amount of organic, unrefined cane sugar or organic coconut flower blossom nectar. At only 8 - 9 grams of sugar, TeaPops are so low in sugar that many diabetics can enjoy them. The tea infusions pack an antioxidant punch, which promotes good health and reduces the risk of many diseases. This refreshing treat is like eating a bowl of organic fruits and drinking a cup of organic tea - but instead, you get all of this great low-calorie tastiness on a stick! After the success of Organic TeaPops, DeeBee's has been working on two new product lines: Organic Coconut Creams and no sugar added, frozen juice bars - DeeBee's Super Fruit Freeze!
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods is the world’s largest hemp foods manufacturer to grow, make and sell their own line of hemp food products. Manitoba Harvest’s award-winning products like Hemp Hearts raw shelled hemp seeds and Hemp Pro 70 protein concentrate are found at thousands of retailers across North America. Manitoba Harvest makes everything on-site at their world class manufacturing facility (Yes – their manufacturing plant has achieved the global “gold standard” in food safety and quality – BRC Certification).
Nature’s Fare Markets
Natural Food Retailer
Nature’s Fare has grown to become the Okanagan’s natural food retailer of choice. A family owned and operated business, Nature’s Fare has seven locations across the province. Committed to quality since its inception, Nature’s Fare has always offered its customers only the best vitamins and supplements and organic and natural foods. The ingredients in all product offerings are carefully scrutinized and evaluated against rigorous standards. Nature’s Fare has a strong community presence and works closely with a number of local organizations to share knowledge about sustainability, healthy eating and organic farming. Each store location is encouraged to branch out into its community to create relationships with local farmers, practitioners, charity groups, health facilities, sports clubs, and teams.
Organic Food Delivery
Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) offers all the amenities of a traditional grocery store with the added convenience of online shopping. All of SPUD’s products are either certified organic, natural, or locally and sustainably made. SPUD believes that getting local, organic food delivered to your door is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to improve health, protect the environment, and support the local community.
Since its start in 1997, SPUD has been committed to providing simple access to real, healthy, local food. SPUD brings positive change to people’s lives by supporting sustainable food systems that grow communities, care for the earth’s natural harvest, and reduces impact on the environment. The idea of “changing the world, one bite at a time” guides every SPUD decision. SPUD partners with vendors who care deeply about producing food and natural products that keep both consumer health and the planet’s well-being in mind.
Left Coast Naturals
ORGANIC, NON-GMO MANUFACTURER AND DISTRIBUTOR
Left Coast Naturals is an organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor. Founded in 1996 by two friends as a natural nut butter company called Skeet & Ike’s, they now manufacture three brands of products under Hippie Snacks, Left Coast Organics and Left Coast Bulk Foods. The products manufactured and distributed include organic roasted nuts, seeds, trail mixes, granola, sesame snaps, tortilla chips and pre-packed bulk foods. They are one of Canada’s leading organic food distributors managing 30 brands as well as Western Canada’s largest organic bulk food distributor. Left Coast Naturals operates with a triple bottom line philosophy (people, planet and profit) and sees business as having a duty to be a positive impact on society.
Salt Spring Coffee
Salt Spring Coffee is committed to a quadruple bottom line; people, planet, profit and purpose. A Certified B Corp since 2010 and named Best for the World three times, our goal is to ensure that the people and natural systems thrive along our entire supply chain. After two decades in the coffee industry we are still about creating great coffee that doesn’t compromise the earth—we’re Certified Organic, Fair for Life, and a 1% for the Planet member.
Ethical Bean Coffee
Fairtrade Certified Organic Coffee Roaster
Ethical Bean Coffee is a leading Canadian roaster of 100% Fairtrade Certified, Organic coffee. Whether through programs that respect the earth and its farmers or by leaving a minimal environmental footprint, Ethical Bean is constantly seeking new ways to do the right thing.
By using only 100% certified Fairtrade and organic coffee, the company is able to ensure that the producers they purchase from are safe from the volatilities of the coffee market, as well as harmful pesticides and other chemicals.
Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products
Yerba Mate Beverages and Herbals
Guayakí imports an energizing beverage called yerba mate in the form of ready-to drink beverages, loose mate and mate bags. By harvesting yerba mate from the South America Atlantic rainforest, Guayakí provides the indigenous people of the rainforest with income as well as the ability to steward their land.
The yerba mate has allowed the founders of Guayakí to create a business model known as Market Driven Regeneration. The revenue generated from selling yerba mate in North America funds the protection and restoration of rainforests in South America. Drinking one serving per day of Guayakí Yerba Mate helps protect approximately 8 acres of rainforest. Guayakí is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, which pays more than twice the world market price for yerba mate and provides a living wage to growers. This fair trade price ensures that the regeneration efforts of Guayakí are possible, and it provides families inhabiting the forests with a sustainable income.
Saul Good Gift Co
Corporate gifts, gift baskets and promotional products
Saul Good Gift Co. helps you build meaningful business relationships with thoughtfully curated gift baskets. These award winning gifts gets devoured in minutes, but the impression they leave lasts considerably longer.
This gift basket company refuses to package thoughtless “stuff” in grandiose and wasteful packaging. Instead, the contents of Saul Good gifts come with their own stories that together form a much more meaningful and memorable experience. Each corporate gift demonstrates the delicious beauty of sustainability, local purchasing and social responsibility. The recycled cardboard gift boxes feature hand drawn maps of local Canadian cities. The products are all locally handmade and the gifts are assembled by a social enterprise that creates jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Persephone Brewing Company
PBC grows hops, food, beer and community at what is lovingly known by the locals as The Beer Farm! Persephone operates an 11‐acre farm and craft micro‐brewery on BC's Sunshine Coast. Producing some of the finest craft beers, our "farmhouse" approach integrates onsite farming of hops and honey while sourcing BC grown and malted barley. Their brewery and farm is in part owned by the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL), a non-profit organization providing services for people with developmental disabilities, a number of whom work at the farm. Their annual fundraising events include the Tough Kegger adventure race and the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival, great excuses to have fun and quaff some delicious brews for a good cause.
Aspects of our sustainability program include converting our spent ingredients into compost, reusing our waste water for irrigation, partnering with locals growers and chefs to provide a hyper-local culinary experience and scads of community fundraisers and events that bring our community together with visitors from afar to help us build the world we want to live in.
Not content with simply making the best and freshest beer, Persephone is committed to making the world a better place through early adoption of ecologically positive systems and working as a social venture to employ people who need it most.
Package-free grocery: food, home & body products, zero waste essentials
Nada is a package-free grocer on a mission to cultivate a better world by inspiring people to change the way they shop for groceries. They tackle plastic pollution & food waste while supporting a just food system through our innovative sourcing criteria.
Founded by a marine biologist who had experienced first-hand the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans, Nada was created to address this problem at its root: our current food system. Nada works to change this food system, addressing packaging waste and food waste while supporting local actors committed to better agricultural practices.