About Sarah

Sarah Elton is a journalist and writer who focuses on food and agriculture, science and sustainability. She is the food columnist for CBC Radio’s  Here&Now and writes regularly for publications across North America including  The Globe and Mail,  Maclean’s, and TheAtlantic.com. Her first book, Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat, is a national bestseller and was named one of Amazon.ca’s top 50 books of 2010. It is also a David Suzuki Foundation Book Club pick.

Sarah speaks regularly at universities, colleges, libraries and at all sorts of events about food and the building of sustainable food systems.

She also edited City of Words: Toronto Through Her Writers’ Eyes, a collection of Toronto authors writing about the city (Cormorant Books, 2009) and has worked in documentary film and television.

Sarah grew up looking for earthworms in her dad’s compost heap, has volunteered on organic farms, fought the raccoons to grow her own back-deck container vegetables, and is currently an urban hunter-gatherer, foraging for local foods where she lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

Sarah is at work on a new book about the future of food to be published by Harper Collins.