Featured Favourite Edible Resources: Finding Local Food Online

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: April 27, 2015

Categories: Edible Education Network

Interested in getting local food into your school or food program, but not sure where to start or where to look?

Local food maps and supporting websites can be instrumental in sourcing local food for your Farm to School program. Jennifer Payne from the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance shared with us the websites that have been key for HFFA in particular in finding food for their food club:


Dufferin Farm FreshDufferin Farm Fresh

Use this convenient search tool to find local Dufferin farms, area farmers’ markets, restaurants, food producers and retailers. The website allows you to search farms by category to source the specific farm fresh items you need, from apples to zucchini baked goods to yarn.



If you’re selling or sourcing Ontario food, Ontariofresh.ca offers a simple, effective way to showcase your business and connect with potential partners, or find other local products and businesses. (Customizing a profile is free!)


Grown in PeelGrown in Peel

Check out what’s in season in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, and where you can find it at farms and markets throughout the Region of Peel with their easy-to-use online map.



Taste Real Local Food MapTaste Local Wellington Local Food Map/Taste Real

Find locally-grown food in Guelph and Wellington County at farm stores, farmers’ markets, restaurants, retail stores and community events with this local food map and wholesale list. They also have a Local Food Toolkit to help organizations source and serve more local food.



For a list of more associations around Ontario, check out the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association
And for organics, the Canadian Organic Growers  (Canada), and the Organic Council of Ontario (Ontario)


Where do you find local food? Share your favourite websites/resources in the comments section below!