Summer provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh produce. Now, Peel residents can now pick up the new Grown in Peel guide to learn what locally-grown fruit and vegetables are available for purchase in the region and when they are in season. The guide also shares what is available in local nurseries and greenhouses, as well as where to find other farm-fresh products including meat, eggs, and honey.
Hoping to lend economic support to local growers and retailers, the guide features 35 farms, retailers and farmers markets in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, plus a map showing each location. A chart, also featured in the guide, shows when it’s seasonal to purchase almost 50 kinds of fruit and vegetables, including different varieties of apples, pears and plums.
“The Region of Peel is pleased to support its residents in improving their health and well-being by encouraging them to eat fresh, flavourful vegetables and fruit,” said Jessica Hopkins, the region’s new medical officer of health. “Our handy guide makes it easy and fun to discover the wide variety of produce grown in Peel so everyone can enjoy our locally-grown food.”
The Grown in Peel guide is available free of charge at participating farms and farmers’ markets plus Peel libraries, fairs and municipal buildings. Residents can also request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting GrowninPeel.ca.