Enjoying Ontario’s bounty of foods

At local artisan bakeries, such as Grainharvest Breadhouse in Waterloo, a dedicated group of bakers go to work mixing, kneading and baking fresh handcrafted baked goods ready for you and your family to enjoy. There is nothing quite like a loaf of bread or a moist pretzel, warm right from the oven.

 

When enjoying locally made baked goods, have you ever thought about where the ingredients that go into those delicious foods come from? By definition, artisan baking means using traditional methods and as much as possible uses locally available ingredients.

Southern Ontario offers a bounty of produce for fresh and good tasting baked goods. When you are enjoying these delicious items, you are not only supporting your local artisan baker, you are supporting a myriad of other local farmers and suppliers as well!

Preserving Ontario’s bee population is vital not just for the supply of local honey, but for maintaining the pollination of just about every crop grown! The exclusive use of local honey as ingredients in artisan baked goods ensures that local bee farmers continue to have the support of their community.

And eating local products means that you know where your food comes from and how it was produced - maple syrup, eggs, organic rye and spelt flours, cheeses from local cheese makers, and much more. Over 900 kilograms of apples from Martin’s Fresh Fruit Farm in Waterloo, Ontario was used in one weekend to bake mouth-watering apple strudels at Grainharvest Breadhouse! And there’s more to come.

Grainharvest Breadhouse supports the Kitchener Waterloo community beyond baked goods. In addition to donations of baked goods for community fundraising events, 10 cents from the sale of every fresh soft pretzel sold goes to KidsAbility, a local not-for-profit organization for children.

Visit Grainharvest Breadhouse to find out more about the delicious artisan baked goods you can enjoy! Drop into one of the Grainharvest Breadhouse locations in Waterloo, Kitchener or St. Jacobs Market to pick up your favourites. Call 519-725-1920 or follow Grainharvest Breadhouse on Facebook or Twitter to find out more about new products and specials.