Halton Region is home to a thriving agricultural industry. One of the great things about living in a community with a strong and diverse agricultural sector is the ability to travel a short distance to buy fresh, local produce. Halton Region is proud to support this vibrant industry by working with community partners to ensure farming land and practices are sustainable and are here to enjoy for generations to come.
The Simply Local program is a great example of how Halton supports local agri-businesses, many that are family-owned. Simply Local also encourages healthy eating and helps connect Halton residents with local farms.
Plan your agri-venture using our Simply Local map.
Halton’s Simply Local interactive map makes it easy for you to discover Halton’s local farms, farmers’ markets and agri-businesses. This summer, explore Halton’s thriving agricultural industry and visit:
- Local, kid-friendly farms to pick in-season produce and take part in fun activities for the whole family.
- One of the seven farmers’ markets in Halton’s four local municipalities.
- Ranches and stables to participate in equestrian activities including riding lessons, summer camps, clinics, horse shows and more.
- One of the many fairs and festivals around the region to partake in family-friendly seasonal festivities.
- Nurseries and garden centres to stock up on native plants and shrubs to help turn your home garden into a natural oasis.
I encourage you to show your support for our agricultural community and local economy by buying, eating and visiting local. Check out halton.ca/simplylocal and start exploring today! Halton’s vibrant and diverse agricultural sector is just one of the many reasons why Halton is a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
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