Local Food

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Local Food Guide: Grown by the Bay

Supporting local food keeps production close to those who consume it, and avoids long-distance transportation that uses fossil fuel energy, reduces the nutrition in the food, and contributes to climate change. Feeding a community this way supports economic, environmental, social and nutritional well-being.We have started a directory to help people who wish to purchase locally grown foods (approximately one hour drive from Parry Sound) connect with food producers in the area.

  • Local food is fresh and tastes great. Foods imported from other locations are often picked before they are ripe and are forced to ripen during shipping.
  • Buying foods from local farmers will help your family understand where their food comes from and will connect you to people who produce the food you eat.
  • Buying products close to home is good for the environment because it reduces pollution from extra packaging and transportation. It also preserves farmland in the community.

If you grow or harvest food in this area and wish to be added to our list, please email us at [email protected] with your information. Thank you for connecting people to locally grown food!

Local food producers map:

View Local Food Directory in a larger map

Click on the link below to view our current directory.


The first workshop in the EATS Series on March 31st went splendidly! Participants took home a wealth of gardening information as well as freshly planted tomato, lettuce and basil!

Check out Seed Tips to help grow your own vegetables from seeds to salads: Eat Around the Sound – Seed Tips

Credit Grace Hunter - Edible Wilds Hike 2016 (2)The Edible Wilds Hike was an overwhelming success. Participants learned about many kinds of edibles and medicines; from raspberries to cattails, cedar to sweet gale. Thank you to all participants and volunteers! Don’t miss The Edible Wilds Guide to help you identify, harvest and enjoy the abundance of tasty wild edibles and medicines.    

Thank you to epic1veryone who came to the Sweet Honey Festival on September 17th! Learn more about the Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary here.


Thank you to participants and volunteers at the final 2016 Eat Around the Sound Workshop, Fun with Fermentation! Recipes from the day will be added soon.    


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For more information on local producers in the Parry Sound/ Muskoka region, please visit Savour Muskoka’s website: http://www.savourmuskoka.com and check out their regional food map.

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