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News Release May 29, 2018

2018 Grown in Peel Guide Now Available: Buy Locally-grown Fruit & Vegetables

BRAMPTON, ON (May 29, 2018) – Peel residents now can pick up our new 2018 Grown in Peel guide or visit www.GrowninPeel.ca to find out what locally-grown fruit and vegetables they can buy in Peel, when those are in season and how they can get them farm-fresh. They can also learn what is available in their local nurseries and greenhouses, and where to find other farm-fresh products, such as meat, eggs, and honey.

This year’s guide features 35 farms, retailers and farmers markets in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, plus an easy-to-read map that shows how to find each location.

The guide also contains availability charts that show when it’s seasonal to buy almost 50 kinds of fruit and vegetables, as well as 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 now 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 growninpeel@peelregion.ca.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 163,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts:

Noelle Boughton
Communication Specialist, Region of Peel
905-791-7800 x 4855

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