Do YOU know where your food is from? It’s that time of year when many delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables are available from within our communities. So it’s a perfect chance to highlight the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s Local Food Guide: Grown by the Bay.
The Local Food Guide can help you find where to buy a local turkey, a bushel of tomatoes, or maple syrup. Why not highlight the amazing flavours from local fare this Thanksgiving? Show off your local food feast to friends and family- and get them on board! If everyone in Ontario spent only $10 per week on local food, we could create 10,000 new jobs and add $2.4 billion into our local economies in one calendar year!
Why bother with local you ask?
- Local food is fresher and tastes great. Foods imported from other locations are often picked before they are ripe and forced ripened during shipping.
- Buying foods from local farmers helps your family understand where their food comes from and will connect you to people who produce the food you eat.
- Buying products close to home is good for the environment because it reduces pollution from extra packaging and transportation. It also preserves farmland in the community. Feeding a community this way supports economic, environmental, social and nutritional well-being.
Are you growing or harvesting food in this area? Do you see yourself on the map? If not, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.