The Locavore movement started in 2005 and is all about reducing the negative impact of food production and distribution on the environment as well as supporting the local economy. You can be a Locavore by choosing food grown in your community whenever possible. This includes food from home garden's or grown by local farmer's. There is controversy about this idea (obviously) in that food purchased locally can impact the environment more than foods that travel great distances. So it's important to make sure that you choose food transported economically and that you do not need to go on long drives to purchase your "local" food.
Produce from Ontario farms is available at most grocery stores.
Look for the Foodland Ontario symbol.
Being a locavore helps you focus on sustainability and being eco-conscious. By supporting neighbourhood markets, growing food in your own garden and purchasing food that hasn't travelled very far from farm to table you can start to support local food capacity in your community.
There are various websites to help you find farmer's markets, farm stores and local produce in your area.
Click on the link below to find food local to you!
RIGHT NOW in Waterloo visit: http://www.martinsapples.com/
This apple farm supplies Ontario fresh produce year round and right now they have apples, pears, onions, leeks, potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets, mushrooms and more!
Local food across Ontario (all regions)
Ontario (food facts, availability, recipes, etc)
Farm Fresh Organics Delivered
Looking for farm fresh, organic produce delivered to your door? Check out the links below for businesses that focus on local, sustainable food sources and that will deliver in your region:
Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Brantford, Stratford, Paris, Guelph, Elmira
- Visit Pfenning's Farm Store
- Visit Front Door Organics
Toronto, Aurora, Brampton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Richmond Hill
- Visit Wanagan Fruits & Vegetables
Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Chicago
- Visit Organics Delivered