Cart 0

Partners

Where our food comes from is what drives us here at
Real Food Market & Kitchen. Get to know Hamilton's farmers, bakers and chefs!

From our kitchen! Prepared Meals

Ingredients really matter to us, that's why we source our food direct from local organic farms and producers, independent businesses, and cooperatives whenever possible.

We do this to enhance the flavour, increase the nutrient value and most importantly to support a sustainable food system in which people, animals, land and the community are nurtured and respected.

Lia makes our meals from scratch (even our stocks) which means there are no additives, preservatives, fillers or food dyes and all of our meals are low sodium.

Our meals are made in small batches so that we can offer quality foods in a variety of options including gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free.

From our makers! Local Food Partners

Plan B Organic Farms: A certified organic multi-farm CSA in Flamborough that grows organic vegetables on 50 acres and provides a weekly food box of veggies & fruits and other locally procured foods to families from Niagara to Toronto.   http://planborganicfarms.ca/

Sweet & Simple: Sweet & Simple Co. is a handmade confections company based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Sweet & Simple Co. is dedicated to making quality sweets made with local and natural ingredients whenever possible, so you can feel good about indulging your sweet tooth. facebook.com/sweetandsimpleco

Flour Water Salt: Creating our first sourdough starter in 2013 opened up to us the world of slow bread. Made by simply adding water to flour, thus awakening bacterial cultures and yeasts present on all flour, the mixture becomes ripe with life. Add a bit of salt, a lot of time and some heat, the result is incomparable: chewy bread exuding flavour from the flour’s grain. Our loaves have a longer shelf life because or the fermentation process also making them easier to digest than other breads!

Taking time for your bread makes all the difference. All of our products, even those with added yeast, take days to make because we give our dough long rests and time to ferment. Made in small batches using simple ingredients and without preservatives or additives.  facebook.com/Flour-Water-Salt

Jepson’s Fresh Meats:  A family owned and operated business at the Hamilton Farmer's Market selling pasture-raised beef with no fillers or additives. http  //www.jepsonsfreshmeats.com/

THAAT Co-op: Convenient, efficient and emissions-free delivery of goods to businesses and homes using cargo bikes, trikes and trailers. http://www.thaat.coop/

The Peasant Farmer: Organically grown produce and fermented foods from West Flamborough grown by Danielle Morreale.

Green Relief: An organic aquaponics production in Flamborough growing herbs, cooking greens and fish all year-round.

Donut Monster: Small-batch, from-scratch donuts in the Hammer. facebook.com/DonutMonsterHamilton

Chocosol: A horizontal trading organization participating in trading networks that support economic production and growers in Mexico, as well as other regions (including local farmers). Another aspect of horizontal trade is passing on the best prices to networks, artisans and customers that show solidarity. http://chocosoltraders.com/aboutus/

Forbes Wild Foods: Purveyors of Canada's largest selection of high quality wild foods for cooks, chefs and food lovers alike. These unique wild edible foods are harvested by expert foragers in remote regions across the country, from the coast of Labrador to the islands of British Columbia.  http://wildfoods.ca/

ChocoSol is a horizontal trading organization participating in trading networks that support economic production and growers in Mexico, as well as other regions (including local farmers). Another aspect of horizontal trade is passing on the best prices to networks, artisans and customers that show solidarity.

Freshly roasted in Toronto. Bike Powered Company. Uses Biodegradable Packaging/Natural Inks.

- See more at: http://www.grassrootsstore.com/ChocoSol_Horizontally_Traded_Fresh_Roasted_Oaxacan_p/13837.htm#sthash.bl63bVw9.dpuf

ChocoSol is a horizontal trading organization participating in trading networks that support economic production and growers in Mexico, as well as other regions (including local farmers). Another aspect of horizontal trade is passing on the best prices to networks, artisans and customers that show solidarity.

Freshly roasted in Toronto. Bike Powered Company. Uses Biodegradable Packaging/Natural Inks.

- See more at: http://www.grassrootsstore.com/ChocoSol_Horizontally_Traded_Fresh_Roasted_Oaxacan_p/13837.htm#sthash.bl63bVw9.dpuf

ChocoSol is a horizontal trading organization participating in trading networks that support economic production and growers in Mexico, as well as other regions (including local farmers). Another aspect of horizontal trade is passing on the best prices to networks, artisans and customers that show solidarity.

Freshly roasted in Toronto. Bike Powered Company. Uses Biodegradable Packaging/Natural Inks.

- See more at: http://www.grassrootsstore.com/ChocoSol_Horizontally_Traded_Fresh_Roasted_Oaxacan_p/13837.htm#sthash.bl63bVw9.dpufSweet Surprise

Dawson's Hot Sauce:

Vinny's Pasta: Located in the Hamilton Farmer's Market, we order fresh-made lasagna noodles for our housemade vegetarian and meat lasagnas.

Terra Teas

De la terre breads

Harrington Lane Farms: Pasture-raised sausage, meats & eggs. Fully engaged in eco-responsible and humane agriculture,  Harrington Lane Farms is committed to actively maintaining and promoting sustainable and ethical food systems.  http://www.harringtonlanefarms.ca/

SImpler Thyme Organic Farm:

Foundry Ice Cream: Foundry Ice Cream focuses on small batch production offering in-season fruits alongside classic staples in its dairy and vegan ice creams. Working with fresh Ontario cream and milk to produce a roster of over forty original flavours, Foundry is committed to using seasonal ingredients from regional Hamilton producers in its rich French-style ice cream.  Berries, orchard fruits, herbs, honey, cheeses, and even liquor are all sourced regionally to make delicious and inventive taste combinations.  When local ingredients are not available, organic and fair-trade ingredients are used. http://foundryicecream.com/

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALLERGIES/OTHER FOOD OR DIET REQUIREMENTS

We offer gluten-free, vegan and nut-free products but our market & kitchen are not gluten-free, vegan or nut-free facilities.

Some of our meals contain seeds such as sesame and flax and may not be suitable for all classrooms.

If you or a household member have a life-threatening allergy please discuss with us before ordering our prepared meals.