Good for our health, the environment, and our economy, locally grown food is enjoying a resurgence. As food gardens take root in more backyards, communities, parks, and schoolyards, local food is also being featured in more recipes, restaurants, markets and stores.
There are three primary reasons to buy Ontario food:
Want to know what’s in season? Check Foodland Ontario’s availability guide to find out what’s locally grown and in season all year long.
Farmer’s markets are a way to connect directly with food growers and buy local.
Community shared agriculture is a system of growing and distributing organic produce that supports sustainable farming, preserves biodiversity, and builds a healthier, local and sustainable food system.
Through a CSA, you’ll receive fresh food on a regular basis harvested directly from a local garden.
Food box providers that offer a discount to Live Green Perks members:
Other food box providers:
Many restaurants incorporate local food into their menus. To ensure you are supporting local food to the greatest extent possible, look for FeastON certified restaurants.