Your Guide to All Things Grown in Peel
BRAMPTON, ON. (June 16, 2011) – The 2011 edition of the “Grown in Peel” guide is now available. Get yours now to help you find your way to farm fresh, great-tasting and locally grown produce.
“Every year the guide gets bigger and better,” says Michelle Welch, supervisor in the Public Health department at the Region of Peel. “This year we have added six new farms and one new farmers’ market. The guide also has handy availability charts, so people know when their favourite vegetables and fruit are in season.”
This year the “Grown in Peel, Buy Fresh” guide and website features 28 farms and five markets that are all within a 45 minute drive of any location within Peel; many of the locations are just minutes away. These farms offer vegetables, fruit, eggs, meats and a variety of other items, such as baked goods, cider and plants.
The map is available in local libraries, community centres and city and town halls in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, and is also online at GrownInPeel.ca.
“The Grown in Peel website has been designed to help people find exactly what they are looking for, and fast,” continues Michelle. “They can search by farm, distance they want to travel or even by the specific variety of apple they are looking for.”
The “Grown in Peel, Buy Fresh” map and website are a collaborative project of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, Peel Federation of Agriculture, Region of Peel, Caledon Countryside Alliance, the Town of Caledon and the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga.
For more information or to request a copy of the map, call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700 or send an email to GrownInPeel@peelregion.ca.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.