Grown in Peel promotes local agriculture and plays a role in connecting producers with consumers. It links people to the farmers and farm families who produce their food, as well as the land where the food is grown.
Grown in Peel also supports the Region of Peel's work to increase residents' access to safe, healthy and affordable food.
Local produce is picked fresh and tastes great. Visiting a local farm allows people to see how food is produced and can be a fun and enriching experience.
The Region of Peel is proud to support local farmers and food production.
Peel is deeply "rooted" in more than 150 years of agricultural heritage.
First settled in the 1800s, Peel was primarily forested land with fertile soils. Once the land was cleared, settlers were able to grow a bountiful supply of food. Eventually, they were able to produce enough to sell to larger markets, including the villages of Bolton, Brampton and Streetsville, as well as neighbouring Toronto.
Over time, many farmers specialized in grain crops or livestock while others chose unique specialties for local and international export. Peel's dairy and horse breeding operations and commercial greenhouses became internationally renowned.
To this day, a wide range of farming continues in Peel. Farms produce livestock, grains, fruit, vegetables and much more. The Grown in Peel guide encourages residents to enjoy the bounty of this rich agricultural heritage.
The Grown in Peel initiative is a collaboration of the following partners