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In a global economy much of the food we eat comes from a long way away. Eating locally, and in season, not only reduces the amount of fuel used to transport your food to you, it is more likely to be fresh (and more nutritious!), and stimulates the local economy.

While it is easy enough to find Bruce County Beef at the grocery store, local produce is most often marketed differently.  Farm Gate stands and U-Pick fields, Farmers Markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) are all ways that local producers set themselves up to sell directly to customers.  While you will have to keep your eye out for Farm Gate stands and U-Pick fields you can find more about CSA’s markets, this section has information on:

Foodlink Grey Bruce

Foodlink Grey Bruce has partnered with the Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Association and other organizations to grow our local food system.  

The Foodlink site to find local growers, producers, restaurants and markets and sign up to hear all about foodie events across Grey Bruce.

Farmer’s Markets

Find a Grey Bruce Farmer’s Market near you!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

CSAs make an arrangement directly with their customers.  Customers order from the farmer before the growing season begins. The farmer then makes a regular (weekly or biweekly) delivery of freshly harvested, in-season produce for the duration of the season. 

You can find a CSA near you with the Ontario CSA Directory. There is a “Find a CSA near you” tab where you can search by county.  While the number of CSA’s listed in Bruce County is short, there are a number of Grey County producers who deliver to Bruce County. Give the farmer a call and find out how amazing fresh and local tastes!

Good Food Box

The Good Food Box Program is run by the Grey Bruce Health Unit and delivers a monthly box of produce at a very affordable price. The program buyer chooses whatever fresh fruits and vegetables are available wholesale at the time and volunteers and coordinators pack boxes for each customer.