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Simply Local - Halton's Farms


Simply Local is a Halton Region initiative that promotes our agricultural industry, creating an important connection between Halton residents and Halton farms.

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About Simply Local

Many Halton farms are family businesses - and Halton Region is proud to support them through programs like Simply Local.

Simply Local is a Halton Region initiative that:

  • promotes our agricultural industry
  • encourages healthy eating and physical activity
  • creates an important connection between Halton residents and Halton farms

Buy local and support farmers

It’s the perfect time to discover everything Halton’s agricultural sector has to offer and support local farms and businesses.

  • Enjoy pick-your-own produce locations in spring, summer and fall to savour the season.
  • Entertaining? Feature local cheeses, jams, jellies, sauces and more on a charcuterie board, or baked goods from locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Local foods and products make for excellent gifts!
  • Spend time with friends and family discovering unique farm experiences and fun activities.

All this and more can be easily located on our Simply Local Interactive map.

Interactive Simply Local map

Using our interactive map, you can find out where to pick your own produce, purchase garden products, and enjoy agriculture-related recreational activities across the region.

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Why buy local?

  • Local fruit and vegetables are healthy choices and taste great because they retain valuable nutrients and flavours.
  • Buying products close to home is good for the environment, since we use less energy for transportation, refrigeration, processing and packaging.
  • Picking your own fruit and vegetables and participating in other farm activities are great exercise.
  • Buying from local farms supports the local economy, helps keep farms in business, and also creates local jobs.
  • Connect to the people who produce the food you eat, grow plants for your garden and offer entertaining ways that you, your family and your friends can be active together.
  • Farms and farmers' markets are vibrant, lively places to socialize and learn about the importance of agriculture. Visit Foodland Ontario's Fruit and Vegetable Availability Guide (external link) to see when Ontario fruits and vegetables are in season.

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