The Conscious Grocer is owned and operated by Celeste Lopreiato. She first became interested in the sustainable food movement through her studies in Environmental Governance at the University of Guelph. She also has years of experience working on & managing organic farms in Guelph, working for various food security related non-profits, and food service industry experience.
Celeste has been vegan for over 5 years and is an animal rights & food justice activist. While seeking out both ethically and sustainable food it proved to be hard to find a one-stop-shop in Guelph, which is how the Conscious Grocer was born.
Celeste lives with her partner Simone, and two rescued dog-children, Chester and Chewy.