Did you know you can eat local food year-round?
While some might associate locally grown food mainly with summer farmers’ markets filled with local fruit and produce or farm side stands fully loaded with corn or squash, the folks at Guelph-Wellington Taste Real guarantee that you will find local products on store shelves year-round – even during the cold and icy days of February.
Let them inspire with some key tips on how to shop, experience and engage around local food this month and year-round.
Here’s our favorite ways to eat local – and support the campaign!
- Order the ‘Winter Box‘ to be delivered right to your door! It includes products from a number of Guelph-Wellington producers; plus, 5% of each order will be donated to Wellington County Food Banks.
- Did you know that Wellington County is home to a provincially recognized butter tart champion? There are dozens of amazing bakers in the region who specialize in this local favorite. Find your next butter tart.
- There are plenty of cooking classes celebrating the season. Sign up for a cooking class through one of these local shops and build your skills – in the kitchen and out!
- Now is the time to sign up for your summer farm share! There are over a dozen market gardens and farms running CSAs in Guelph Wellington this year. You can see the full list here.
- And of course, you can support restaurants who support local by ordering take-out, delivery or as of January 31st, eating in. There’s plenty of options in the region – including some of our Feast On Certified favorites like Borealis Grille, Miijidaa Cafe, Park Eatery, and The Wooly Pub.
Stay safe – always follow public health guidelines, wear a mask and opt for curbside pick-up and delivery when possible. Click here for tips and recommendations.