It’s Good Pickin’ in Peel
BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 11, 2011) – Hang on to your “Grown In Peel, Buy Local” guide. There is still lots of growing going on in Peel. Visit a local farm to buy freshly picked produce or venture out into the fields and orchards to pick your own. Visit GrownInPeel.ca or pick up a “Grown in Peel, Buy Local” guide to find your way to the farms.
“On farms all over Peel, there are acres of ripe vegetables and fruit being picked every day,” says Craig Orrell, Public Health Dietitian for the Region of Peel. “Grown in Peel promotes local agriculture and plays an important role in connecting producers with consumers. It also supports the work of the Region of Peel’s initiatives to increase residents’ access to safe, healthy and affordable food.”
With everything from apples to carrots, and onions to pumpkins, Peel farms are a great place to pick up fresh and delicious vegetables and fruit. You’ll also find meats, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, garden supplies, wine and much, much more.
The “Grown in Peel, Buy Local” guide and website show the week-by-week availability of everything grown in Peel. You can also find out what each of the 28 farms and five farmers’ markets have. All locations are guaranteed to be within a 45 minute drive of anywhere in Peel.
The guide is available in local libraries and community centres in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, and is also online at GrownInPeel.ca. For more information or to request a copy of the guide, call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700 or send an e-mail to GrownInPeel@peelregion.ca.
The “Grown in Peel, Buy Fresh” guide and website are a collaborative project of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, Peel Federation of Agriculture, Caledon Countryside Alliance, the Town of Caledon, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Region of Peel’s Integrated Planning Division and Peel Public Health.
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.