Community

Our Local Partners & Suppliers

Alberto (Guelph) – a local gardener and connoisseur of produce, he takes great pride and passion in his product

Black River Juices and Spritzers (Mississauga)  a certified organic producer of juices and juice blends

Blooms and Flora – (Guelph) 

Blue Haven Farm (Rockwood) supplies the cafe with delicious free run eggs, Marcia and John can also be found at the Guelph Farmers Market

Coneybeare Apiary (Fergus)  Ever wondered where our delicious honey comes from?  Wonder no more.  Jim and Tracy run this third generation apiary, you can buy a bottle of their honey at our cafe or bakery to take home too!

Ignatius Organic Farm (Guelph) Located in the Jesuit Centre right up the road from us, so close we could walk there!  They supply us with in-season certified organic produce.  They also operate a CSA – Community Shared Agriculture.

Guelph Paper Company (Guelph) A Guelph company that started back in 1907 delivering paper products by horse and buggy!

Kenny’s Produce (Rockwood) Tim and Mary Anne have been supplying us with fresh fruits and veggies since we opened in 1999.  You can visit them every Saturday at the Guelph Farmer’s Market too.

LIVE Kombucha (Guelph) Found by an University of Guelph alumni, Lorman Ip developed his company through his cultural experiences and passion for tea.

Marc and Sylvie Villeneuve, Strictly Organic Farm – Marc, Sylvie, and their family, run an organic farm and work with their next door neighbours in creating delicious whole wheat stone ground wraps.  We use them in our café, and you can also find them at the Guelph Farmer’s Market every Saturday.

Morton Wholesale Ltd – Committed to serving independent restaurants and food businesses and is able to source many local and organic products for us.

Mountain Path Supplier of organic Frontier Spices.  They have been strictly committed to organic production since 1975, and certified organic since 1987.

Oak Manor (Tavistock) – This is a family-owned business that concentrates on the cultivation of Ontario and heritage grains, they provide us with our Organic spelt flour, spelt flakes, and cornmeal.

ONFC (Ontario Natural Food Co-op) (Etobicoke) Natural beverages, organic vinegars, and delicious teas.  Just a few of the quality products from ONFC

Paul Day – (Elmira) Delicious apple cider, direct from the orchard owner! While not certified organic, this orchard’s practices are 100% pesticide-free and kind to the earth.

Pine River Cheese -(Bruce County) High quality cheese made with milk from local area dairy herds.  They make their cheese with whole milk (not dried milk or milk by-products) and use real-time, natural aging.

Planet Bean. (Guelph) Shade-grown, fairly traded, organic coffee.  It’s in every cup served here.

Sweet Violets – (Guelph) We always get beautiful flowers from Sweet Violets for staff who work on their birthdays!

Traynor’s (Hamilton) Suppliers of many fine baking ingredients.

Zocalo Organics (Hillsburgh) Organic salad greens and seasonal produce. They also offer a CSA program, check out their website for details.

Beautiful succulents provided by Blooms and Flora for our tables at the Café.

 

 Community Involvement

With the Grain is proud to support our community and the many individuals and organizations that make us a part of it!

We have had the privilege over the years to take our warm and welcoming approach outward into the greater community and we are proud to be a part of many local events and offer our support to a number of non-profit organizations focused on improving the health, educational, cultural or civic vitality of our community:

Taste of Guelph 2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2013-2014-2016

Guelph Dance. 2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008 -2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017

A Taste For Life – 2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017

Taste Real member

United Way

Wyndham House Youth Emergency Shelter

Onward Willow Shelldale Community Centre

Recognition and Awards 

We are pleased that our passion and commitment to our local community, wholesome food and warm service has been valued, and we offer our sincere appreciation of your recognition over the years.

Guelph Tribune – Readers Choice Awards, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence 2013

Nominee: Guelph and District HRPA 2009 Employer of Distinction

Nominee: YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction 2005Sheri Bishop – Business, Labour, the Professions and Entrepreneurs

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