Simply Local – Simply the best!

Looking for a new experience right here in Halton? I invite you to pick up a copy of Simply Local: Your guide to Halton farms. The newly updated publication provides a directory of farms in Halton open to the public, nurseries and garden centres, farmers’ markets, heritage farms, and horse farms offering riding trails, lessons and camps.

Whether you live in Halton or are just visiting, Simply Local will help you find great things to see and do in Halton. And when you support local farms, you’re helping to keep our agricultural industry – and our economy – healthy and prosperous. Buying local can also reduce the impact on air quality and climate change by reducing the distances our food must travel to reach our plates. And of course, farm fresh food simply tastes better.

Simply Local: Your guide to Halton farms is published by Halton Region as part of its Simply Local initiative, which aims to promote Halton’s agricultural industry and local agricultural products, encourage healthy eating and physical activity and create a connection between Halton residents and Halton farms. 

Visit one of the attractions listed in the guide, snap a photo and upload it at or describe your experience in a sentence or two for a chance to win a prize. The contest closes on October 1, 2012.

To order copies of the guide, visit, drop by the Halton Regional Centre at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville, request a copy by dialing 311 or visit your local tourism office or library.  You can also access the information online at  The printed guide contains a QR code you can scan using your smart phone to check for updates to the listings. 

For information on other things to see and do in Halton, visit or find Halton Tourism on Facebook. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @HaltonTourism or on Pinterest at

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