Evolve Toy Store
Evolve Eco Friendly Toys has been offering environmentally friendly toys since founded by its owner Samantha McInnis in 2009. Born and raised in Meaford, McInnis` battery-free, eco-friendly concept has proven popular in her hometown.
“Growing up and being a part of Meaford has left a warm place in my heart, with fond memories of shops and welcoming owners I experienced as a child – many of whom are still here today. It’s great to walk down the street and greet people you know.
Meaford is a close knit community with a passion for green business and a green way of life. Owning a retail green business in my community is a dream come true. I love contributing to the uniqueness of Meaford with activities like raising Monarch caterpillars and having them in the shop for people to come and see and learn about their life cycle. This creates a positive environment for those who are young - and young at heart.
Meaford is full of parents and grandparents eager to spoil their children and grandchildren with safe, healthy, unique and enriching toys.” (Samantha McInnis, Owner of Evolve Toy Store)
Samantha is now expanding Evolve’s offerings further into the baby and baby shower market.
Find Evolve Toy Store at:
25 Sykes St. N. Unit 2
Jan & Tim Singbeil
EcoInhabit: Earth Inspired Living
EcoInhabit specializes in bespoke cabinetry, renovations, and hardwood flooring installation and refinishing. Through its store, established in 2007, and its on-line sales, it also offers environmentally friendly, healthy and beautiful building products and accessories for your home such as:
- zero VOC paints
- clay wall finishes
- reclaimed flooring
- countertops made of paper
- insulation made from recycled blue jeans
- organic mattresses
“At EcoInhabit, we are delighted with the support and encouragement extended by the Municipality of Meaford and the Meaford and District Chamber of Commerce. We believe passionately in the power of community and are excited about the potential here for a vibrant and resilient future. Along with many others, we are striving to build a strong local economy and a caring, flourishing community.
The area has much to offer: skilled people, a growing array of businesses and services, nutritious and great tasting local foods, arts and culture, outstanding recreation and spectacular landscapes. Meaford is a place of possibility and we are pleased to call it home.
Our lovely old renovated barn is also where you will find The Market, with its bounty of local and organic foods.”
Find EcoInhabit at:
121 Old Highway #26
AMWooD Skateboard Company
AMWooD is Meaford’s first longboard manufacturing company, and was started in 2011 by owner, operator and longboarder Alistair McCall. The company produces a variety of models, and specializes in custom and boutique longboards.
Sourcing his wood in North America, employing less volatile finishes, utilizing hemp fibers, and environmentally friendlier epoxy resins allow McCall to produce extremely high-quality boards that are also greener than the industry standard.
In its short history AMWooD has shipped longboards to customers all over North America.
Find AMWooD at:
The Market Meaford
Formerly known as the 100 Mile Market and begun in 2007, the Market Meaford was purchased by Kara and Rob Wildeman and Jan and Tim Singbeil in June of 2011. The Market is located on Old Highway 26 in the renovated EcoInhabit barn and is a popular showcase for local produce and other food products.
- goat and sheep cheese, goat milk, goat and sheep yogurt,
- organic milk, ice cream, butter, and cottage cheese
- fresh bread and eggs
- fresh fish, beef, pork and chicken
- elk and bison meat
- local jams, honey, maple syrup, pickles, chutneys, salsa, pasta sauce and pasta
- a wide variety of flours, beans, rice, quinoa, cereals, baking supplies, tea, and locally roasted coffee
Whether you’re a strict locavore, or just enjoy good, healthy food the Market Meaford has something for you.
Find the Market Meaford at:
121 Old Highway #26
Tel: 1. 519.538.1522
Bay Organics Inc.
Bay Organics produces organically grown garlic with exceptionally high allicin content. With a range of health benefits to humans and animals, this unique garlic can also be used as a natural organic alternative to antibiotic feed supplements for horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, etc.
Bay Organics has also created and produced several delicious and healthy spices and powders including:
- Gourmet Canadian Six Spice
- Gourmet Garlic Spice
- Gourmet Garlic Scape Spice
- Gourmet Garlic Powder
- Gourmet Garlic Scape Powder
With a factory exceeding world standards, a pharmaceutical grade freeze drier, and plans for expansion, Bay Organics represents a unique and valuable food processing resource to the entire region.
Find Bay Organics Inc at:
317294 Rr#4, 3rd Line
Twin Creeks Organic Farm
Established in 1998, Twin Creeks is a successful family-run `beyond organic` farm with an extremely diverse variety of livestock, poultry, vegetables, and produce including (but certainly not limited to):
- Grassfed beef and lamb
- Pastured pork, chicken, turkey and ducks
- A wide range of organic vegetables
Twin Creeks products can be purchased directly at the farm and in a variety of locations around Southern Ontario.
"We began farming in 1998 knowing that the Meaford area was a great place to live and raise our family. Farming near Georgian Bay and on the Niagara Escarpment provides a balanced climate for growing grass for our livestock and a wide range of vegetables. Now also milking sheep, we are slowly diversifying our farm operation.
At Twin Creeks, we are committed to providing the highest quality ‘naturally grown’ grass fed meats and vegetables. Many of the people who enjoy our products live in Meaford or vacation here. As a family farm, we continue to enjoy farming and growing healthy food for ourselves and others."
Find Twin Creeks Organic Farm at:
205045 Hwy. 26 (Woodford)
R.R. #8 Owen Sound, ON