Local Food Week
Join us in showing appreciation for good things grown, harvested and made in Ontario during Local Food Week June 5-11, 2017.
It's that time of year again! Foodland Ontario’s annual celebration of Local Food Week to recognize and appreciate the Ontario-grown food we enjoy every day, and those in our community that produce it. Local Food Week is taking place June 5-11 as the province enters peak growing season, with many options for fresh Ontario foods available at grocery retailers, farm markets, restaurants, and on-farm markets.
Come out and celebrate with us on June 1, 2017 for a Picnic in the Square taking place at Young and Dundas Square from 12-2pm. Foodland Ontario, in partnership with the Feast On, is hosting an Ontario food sampling event to kick off summer and Local Food Week. Local chefs will partner with food producer groups to showcase Ontario’s bounty and diversity.
The festivities for Local Food Week don’t stop there, they'll continue online. Follow our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram accounts. Share your love for Ontario foods using #loveONTfood and #Foodland40.
Discover why buying Ontario food is good for you and your family, local communities and the environment.
It supports our communities
Choosing fresh and delicious local food helps to create jobs and supports our economic growth in Ontario. It also builds a strong sense of community by supporting Ontario’s farmers and businesses. Every time you buy local, you make a positive impact.
It helps the environment
Ontario farmers take pride in being good stewards of the land, helping to preserve it for future generations. Buying local also means your food comes from closer to home, and the closer, the fresher!
It's nutritious and tastes great
Adding nutritious Ontario foods fruits and vegetables to your diet can help contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Buying local in four easy steps
- look for the Foodland Ontario logo when shopping at your grocery store, farmers' market, and on-farm market
- visit local farms with your family and talk to them about the difference they make when you buy local
- serve freshness every day, with delicious recipes featuring local ingredients
- ask for local at restaurants and everywhere you buy food
Additional resources to help
- Ontario has a wide variety of meat, fish, eggs, dairy, maple syrup, honey, and processed food products available throughout the year, but you can use the availability guide to know what fresh fruits and vegetables are at their peak of freshness
- to help make healthier food choices, you can also use the Foodland Ontario nutrition guide
- share your enthusiasm! Post your photos and tell us your local food story on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.