Gentleman planting in the Community GardenDonate 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.

Virtual Farmers’ Market
The Farmers’ Market, traditionally held on Esplanade South, adjacent to Pickering’s Civic Centre, connects residents to a variety of local farmers and vendors who sell fresh produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, honeys and preserves, prepared meals, and more. This year’s temporary new format, due to COVID-19, will connect shoppers to the suppliers and products online, where they can shop and arrange contact-free home delivery.

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.

Region of Durham Agricultural Strategy
This Agricultural Strategy provides a vision and guiding principles that will be basis for identifying key actions to support the growth and viability of the agriculture and agri-food industry in Durham

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.

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.

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