About our Food Processors
Anna Tolazzi, Kitchener, ON
Anna Tolazzi is an artisan chocolate company following in the French and Belgian tradition. Committed to uncompromising production and quality standards, we aim to create a product that is exceptional in taste, truly unique in design, and entirely handmade.
Fillings are made in small batches using Belgian organic and/or fair trade chocolate, as well as the world-renown French chocolates from Cluizel and Valhrona. Other key ingredients include organic cane sugar, the finest local honey, fresh cream and butter, and in the case of alcohol, only the kind we would gladly enjoy ourselves. Fruits and herbs are often hand picked locally or harvested from our garden. There are no commercial concentrates, pastes, ready-made ingredients, or artificial flavours. Because we do not use preservatives, for best flavour and texture we recommend you store them in a cool, dark place (not in the refrigerator) and consume them within 10 days. The maximum storage time is three weeks.
Most careful consideration is also applied to our packaging, which is up to 95% recyclable, biodegradable, or made from recycled materials. Our studio operates on an extensive waste reduction and recycling program.
Bread and Bretzel, Waterloo, ON
This bakery is 24 years young. Karen and Jamie Wadsworth own the bakery and also sell at three market stalls (Kitchener, St.Jacobs, and Stratford). They love phone orders and will do custom orders. The bakery has a German background and the breads are kept simple. No preservatives.
This small cheese factory has an amazing history on their partially finished website. They make a lovely selection of cheddars, as well as havarti, gouda, colby, and two varieties of organic cheese.
This mill is the closest mill to Waterloo and it is organic. It is also a wonderful small family business that Bailey's Local Foods is happy to support. Perry Reibling and his family use stones to grind the flour so it is kept at a lower temperature than other methods and this retains more of the nutrients. They also don't remove anything from the whole grain flours.
In 2004, 4th generation Canadian farmer Jason Persall had a vision of supplying the food industry with quality, local artisan foods. Today his brand Pristine Gourmet carries products like cold pressed extra virgin oils, handcrafted infused wine vinegars, soya sauce and cooking wines, all of which are 100% pure Canadian from field to table.
Stemmlers is a family-run butcher and store. The three brothers and their mother have opened a new and beautiful store in St. Clements (just a 15 minute drive North from Uptown Waterloo) that carries a lot of local foods. Stemmlers has worked with Bailey's Local Foods to create all-local deli meat.