Sudbury·Northern Nosh

Meet the academic and musician behind Manitoulin Island's sourdough bread bakery

New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen delivers fresh sourdough bread across the island, twice a week.

New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen 'born' out of pandemic restrictions

Genevieve Sartor and Andrew Toman own the business. (New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen)

During this pandemic, beautiful pictures of food have become an increasingly large part of my social media feed. 

Sometimes, they're from people making things in their own kitchen. Other times, it's a food publication posting a delicious recipe.

But there is one local account I follow that consistently makes me stop scrolling to take a closer look.

New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen posts absolutely stunning pictures of the sourdough bread, focaccia and other delights they deliver across Manitoulin Island twice a week.

To learn more, I reached owners Andrew Toman and Genevieve Sartor.

Tap the player to hear more.

Jonathan spoke with Andrew Toman and Genevieve Sartor, owners of New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen, a business on Manitoulin Island that started during the pandemic. 7:41

To learn more about New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen, check out their Facebook page.

"Northern Nosh" is a weekly feature on Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for northern Ontario. If you know of a restaurant, bakery or farm you think would make a great story, get in touch! 

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Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email


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