Harvest Moon Trading Company creates a variety of delicious jams, jellies, preserves, mustards, granola, chutneys, dessert toppings, and more! Emily writes that the company “was born out of a love for local food, sustainable food systems, and the community that is created through the adaptation of a mindful lifestyle.” They pay special attention to how they source the ingredients of their products and they gather from their own garden and a variety of local organic and biodynamic growers. Pairing this with their own approach to traditional small batch methods and recipes, they strive to honour the time-tested methods and flavours of traditional Canadian canning while creating the most unique product they can.
Harvest Moon Trading Company has been in operation for six years. Emily had begun preserving foods with her family when she was a child and feels lucky to have begun working in the organic food industry at a young age. By the time she was in her mid-twenties, she was already working as a pastry chef and had been employed by an organic butcher in the Covent Garden Market. She didn’t enjoy the limitations of employment and, hoping to start out on her own, Emily approached the Farmers’ Market Manager at the time about having her own booth at the weekly Outdoor Farmers’ Markets. Seeing an availability for a local preserver in the market scene, Emily drew on the skills she had learned when she was young and saw the start of Harvest Moon Trading Company in 2014. Johnny joined in 2018 and they were able to make their business a full-time lifestyle.
“We love the farmer’s market, as it is an opportunity to embark on a self-employed life, that allows for reliable community and friendships, while giving us the opportunity to engage our community in a conversation surrounding education and sustainable lifestyle,” Emily writes. “We hope to help others access a sustainable life, while giving them the opportunity to support ours.”
- 130 King Street, London ON Canada N6A 1C5