If there is one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that there is nothing better than the taste of fresh, local produce, and that’s what Local Food Week is all about! Each year, Ontarians use the first week of June to celebrate the local food we love, and to thank the farmers who produce it.
Whether it is crunchy asparagus in the spring, sweet berries throughout the summer, juicy tomatoes in the early fall, or heart-warming squash throughout the winter, Ontarians are very lucky when it comes to the variety of local food that is available to us. It is our local farmland that makes it possible to grow the wide array of local food that we have the pleasure of enjoying!
The rich and fertile agricultural soil we have in Ontario is able to grow of many of the foods we find on our plates. Without this farmland, we would have to rely on importing food from other places, and we would not be able to enjoy the fresh taste many of us have come to know and love.
It is local farmland that allows us to enjoy local food.
So this week, celebrate by supporting your local farmers and buying some food that was produced on local farmland.
If you want to learn more about what is in season, click here.
Protecting farmland forever with farmland easement agreements helps to make sure that there will always be local farmland to grow food on. Read about the farms we have already protected here! Also be sure to follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!