There’s no doubt about it, Instagram was made for pictures of food. Sweet, savoury, breakfast, lunch, dinner – basically any dish under the sun can be shared on the social media platform. With food photography becoming more and more accessible, it seemed apropos to feature some of Ontario’s talented local artisans.Follow these 10 artisanal producers on Instagram for a mouthwatering insta-feed. But beware, these inspired images will be sure to make you hungry! #loveONTfood
Located in Toronto, in the heart of Kensington Market, this bakery offers some delicious hand-crafted bread. Tune in to their feed for behind the scene photos of their bread baking process or let your jaw drop as you look at the delicious end products. Sourdough seed loaves, we’re looking at you.
The original BuzzFeed! This beekeeping family is probably best known for their VQA wine and Estate mead, but their most exciting Instagram photos tend to feature their craft honey. With over 250 hives located across Niagara’s Escarpment & Greenbelt, you could say they know a thing or two about bees. Live the beekeeping life vicariously through Rosewood’s spectacular photography.
Situated on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto, Kitten and the Bear crafts some seriously stunning small batch jams, preserves, and marmalades. Ontario Strawberry, Plum and Elderflower Jam, anyone? Made with seasonal ingredients, their handmade preserves are perfect for serving at an afternoon tea or giving away as gifts. Their food photos are generally fruit filled and call to mind the best summer has to offer!
We have a real soft spot for this artisanal bakery – co-owner Calantha Elsby is a former OCTA intern! And while we miss her presence around the office, it’s definitely for the best – her bread is just too good not to share with the world. We love watching the always exciting partnerships Calantha and Sonya Cheng strike up with local producers, including Moss Berry Farm, F&M Brewery and Detour Coffee. From spent grain bread and baguettes, to daily focaccias and seasonal galettes, Elora Bread is a veritable feast for the eyes.
Meat, meat, and more meat! For those addicted to charcuterie, Seed To Sausage is the perfect feed for you. With house cured hand and italian salami, their photos are sure to bring out the meat cravings in almost anyone. They also post photos of their Ploughmans Lunch Specials and what they’re sampling at their two locations, so their Instagram is a great way to keep updated with their daily wares. 6. Cake + Loaf This artisan bakery, located in Hamilton, focuses on special occasion cakes as well as artisan breads and pastries. If you attended our Summit last year, then you’ll know what we’re talking about. Those with a sweet tooth definitely won’t want to miss the sugary visuals found on their Instagram. And if you see a donut related post, start the car…they’re likely to swiftly sell out. #gratersgonnagrate.