HALTON LOCAL FOOD MAP
Find a local farmers’ market, community garden, food bank or fresh food box in Halton region by exploring the map below.
- Zoom in and out to adjust the map to your area
- Activate layers to reveal local food spots, food donation points and how you can support local.
WHY SUPPORT LOCAL?
Money you spend on locally produced food helps more local people. They in turn will spend more money locally and so your $’s will have a much greater impact on the local community and community services such as fresh food boxes and food banks.
SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
Buying from farm shops and farmers markets ensures you are supporting local food producers and less middle-men. Most farm shop produce comes from smaller farmers and producers who really do love food and care about what they do. You will help them stay in business and employ local people.
You Get the Best and Freshest Food
Pop some peas fresh from the pod or maybe some freshly picked sweetcorn, all harvested that very morning. From the moment it’s picked, the sugar in sweetcorn turns to starch and the older it is the more starchy it gets. Freshest really is best for flavour!
REDUCE FOOD MILES
Research shows that buying locally sourced food from a a farm shop reduces the amount of carbon emissions associated with distribution by up to 99.8%
Unnecessary packaging accounts for a high proportion of waste. Buying from farm shops and farmers markets means you buy less paper, cardboard and plastic.
Supermarkets reject a lot of food because it is the wrong shape, size or colour but it may be perfectly good food. Enjoy food how nature intended by buying from a local farm or shop.
MEET NICE PEOPLE
It’s much more fun to buy your food from a familiar face who will go out of their way to help you, rather than handing your hard earned cash over to a different stranger each week.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
People in the local food industry love being creative and enjoy bringing you new flavours. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of new tastes there are waiting to be discovered here on your doorstep. Try rare breed meats or a different variety of strawberries as the season progresses for tastes that you simply cannot get at the supermarket.