Where to find fresh-from-the-farm foods

This page contains links to a number of websites that have information on farm markets, pick your own farms and other spots where you can get the freshest local food:

My Local Greenbelt Guide
Get started eating locally with the Friends of the Greenbelt’s My Local Greenbelt Guide.

Local Food Plus
When you're shopping for fresh local foods, look for the Local Food Plus logo. You can also find lists of stores, farms, restaurants and food processors participating in the Local Food Plus program and other information on the benefits of local food on the localfoodplus website.

Harvest Ontario
Harvest Ontario is the source for fun-filled, agriculturally oriented attractions and destinations in Ontario. Featured experiences include Farmers Markets, Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms, Wineries, Fairs, and Harvest-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms.

Foodland Ontario
Guide to what's in season, recipes, pick your own farms and produce information, including varieties, buying and storing, preparing and nutrition.

Farmers Markets Ontario
All across Ontario, shoppers are choosing Farmers' Markets for nature's best produce, where the food is fresh, high in quality and the next best thing to harvesting it yourself.

Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association
Search for farms and markets by region or types of foods or produce sold.

Durham Region Farm Fresh
The association produces an annual guide that includes the members' list, seasonal picking chart and a map of members' locations. The Farm Fresh produce guide includes 47 produce farms located throughout the Region and one Farmers' Market located at the Oshawa Centre.

York Region's Guide to Fresh Produce and York Tourism
Experience the thrill of picking your own strawberries and apples. Taste the freshness of produce grown by local farmers. Discover corn mazes, enchanted forests, petting zoos and lots of other fun family activities.... all by visiting a local farm.

Halton Fresh Farm Program
Halton Farm Fresh promotes the consumption of locally produced farm products and participation in farm activities to encourage a strong link between the farming community and consumers.

Dufferin County (Hills of the Headwaters) Agriculture and Farm Fresh
Within the heart of the Hills of Headwaters, there are an assortment of farm markets and pick-your-own operations that allow visitors to experience first-hand the awesome freshness that can be savored only when ripe produce is harvested fresh from the field.

Simcoe County Farm Fresh
Why eat lamb that has travelled thousands of kilometres or strawberries that have been flown across the continent when you can savour the sweetness of food grown in your own backyard?

Niagara Peninsula Farms and Wineries
Amid the rolling fields and winding country roads, nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, visitors will meet the farmers at farmers' markets and fruit stands. The Niagara Region - from Grimsby to Niagara Falls - supplies two-thirds of Ontario's tender fruit.

Ontario Berry Growers
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and more at your fingertips.

Ontario Farm Visit
Working with Ontario farmers to bring you the most up-to-date and updated information about the farms in Ontario and their produce.

Foodlink encourages you to enjoy the best tasting food around while supporting our local farms and businesses. Look for the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! symbol at farmers' markets, food retailers and restaurants and "eat quality with confidence in your community."

Ontario Maple Syrup Producers' Association


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My Local Greenbelt Guide
Local Food Plus
Harvest Ontario
Foodland Ontario
Farmers Markets Ontario
Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association

Ontario Nature Ontario College of Family Physicians