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Take Action with Food

Donate a Row of Vegetables to Your Local Foodbank
As part of your garden this year, plant and grow an extra row of your favourite veggie to donate to a local food bank.

Grow an Organic Garden
Join the Canadian Organic Growers - Toronto/GTA Chapter and learn how to grow your vegetables the organic way.

Buy Local
Durham Region is home to incredible farms, chefs, and retailers producing and using fresh, local produce. Everything from strawberries and apples to pumpkins, squash, and Christmas trees are locally grown and sold at farm gates and markets across the region. Find out how you can get this fresh, local produce by searching for a Durham Farm Fresh member located near you.

Learn about Community Food Security
Learn what the Region of Durham is doing to help with Food Security. Community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice.

Purchase Local Greenbelt Food
Tap into the local food network that's growing in Ontario. The Greenbelt fresh Online Marketplace connects farmers with everyone looking for fresh, homegrown food.

Celebrate Food while Supporting Local Farmers
Interested in all things sweet, savory, salty and spicy? Food programs and events at Evergreen Brick Works celebrate the world's flavours with a focus on supporting local farmers and producers and sustainable food production in the city.

Purchase Ontario Produce
Good Things Grow in Ontario. Look for the Foodland Ontario symbol when you're shopping. It's an easy way for you to identify Ontario foods in grocery stores, farmers' markets, and on-farm markets.

Learn About Local Agriculture
Durham Region has a number of fun, year-round agricultural education activities. From a tractor ride through the apple orchard to milking a cow at the county fair. Durham Farm Connections offers many opportunities for the local community to learn how Durham Region Farmers help to put the food on your dinner table.

Gentleman planting in the Community Garden