Wild Mother Provisions is a feminist food company specializing in artisanal vinegar and heritage foods from Britain and Ireland. We are based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

A wild mother is collected from natural yeasts in the air and, with the help of some oxygen, when added to wine, cider or beer, it becomes vinegar.

Mothers, whether wild or not, have always been associated with nature and the beginning of life. And have always been the ones who provided us with food.

What you choose to eat is ultimately up to you so it makes sense to choose food that is nourishing and tastes good. That’s why we focus on traditional baked goods that have sustained people for centuries (and were most likely made by someone’s mother).

So that’s who we are. A little sweet and a little sour. Like wild mothers everywhere.


Janet Harron is the creator of Wild Mother Provisions. She is a communications professional, artisan baker, proud mother, patient wife, compulsive reader and friend to many. She lives in a wild place – the island of Newfoundland, the most easterly point of North America and the 16th largest island in the world.

Liam McKenna is the brewmaster and technical director of Wild Mother Provisions. He has worked for more than 25 years as a professional brewmaster and beverage consultant in North America and Europe. The beer he made in Dublin, Ireland, between 1996 and 2000 was so good legend has it that Guinness paid publicans not to stock it.  McKenna has a brewing philosophy embodying a passion for quality, purity, balance, and taste – four key elements that are reflected in the complex and delicious beers he creates that serve as a basis for our vinegar.


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