About Sarah


Sarah Elton is a bestselling author, journalist and frequent speaker.

Sarah has written three books. Her first book Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat is a bestseller and won Gold at the Canadian Culinary Book Awards. It was also named one of Amazon.ca’s top 50 books of 2010 and is a David Suzuki Foundation Book Club pick.

Locavore was soon followed by a look at how to feed the world in the future, titled Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet for which Sarah traveled around the world reporting on the sustainable food movement in countries such as India and France. Consumed made the national bestseller list in its first week.

Her latest book is for young people ages ten plus and is titled Starting from Scratch: What You Need to Know About Food and Cooking.

Sarah is also a journalist and has written for publications such as Maclean’s Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, and TheAtlantic.com. She is the food columnist for CBC Radio One’s Here and Now. You can listen to her columns here.

Sarah speaks regularly at conferences, universities, colleges, libraries and at all sorts of public events. Past highlights include a TEDX talk at the University of Guelph and a debate alongside Mark Bittman of The New York Times at the Conference Board of Canada Food Summit and an on-stage event with Michael Pollan as part of the 2013 Eden Mills’ Writers’ Festival.

Sarah sits on the board of directors of PEN Canada. She is a constant reader, an outdoor enthusiast and lives in Toronto with her family, near the edge of the Don Valley. You might see her riding her longjohn style cargo bike around the neighbourhood, on her way to the farmers’ market, to yoga class or to the library.