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For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2012
 
 

What's Growing in Peel This Fall?

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 15, 2012) – Pick up a “Grown In Peel, Buy Local” guide today to find all of the produce available at Peel farms and farmers’ markets this fall.

“Local produce is picked fresh and tastes great,” says Craig Orrell, Public Health Dietitian for the Region of Peel. “Going to where food is grown allows people to see how food is produced and is an enriching experience.”

Peel farms are a great place to pick up fresh and delicious fall produce, including beets, carrots, garlic, squash and, of course, pumpkins! You’ll also find meats, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, garden supplies and much, much more. Some farms offer activities and attractions, such as corn mazes, hay rides and petting zoos, that are fun for the whole family.

The “Grown in Peel, Buy Local” guide and website show the week-by-week availability of everything grown in Peel. Visit GrownInPeel.ca or pick up a “Grown in Peel, Buy Local” guide to find your way to the farms and see what each of the farms and farmers’ markets offer.

The guide is available in local libraries and community centres in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, and is also online at GrownInPeel.ca. For more information or to request a copy of the guide, call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700 or send an e-mail to GrownInPeel@peelregion.ca.

Grown in Peel promotes local agriculture and plays an important role in connecting producers with consumers. It also supports the work of the Region of Peel’s initiatives to increase residents’ access to safe and healthy food.

Grown in Peel is a collaborative project of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, Peel Federation of Agriculture, Caledon Countryside Alliance, the Town of Caledon, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the Region of Peel.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the town of Caledon.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Janet Eagleson
Communication Supervisor
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, 2124
Janet.Eagleson@peelregion.ca

Craig Orrell
Public Health Dietitian
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 2058

Kelly Cook
Junior Planner
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4419

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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