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Ontario Local Food Week 2020

​​​​​​Blog originally posted June​ 1, 2020

Growing your own ingredients

​​​​Since the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown began, many of us have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether you are a chef, baker, or appreciative consumer, you know the importance of starting with good-quality ingredients. Have a look at how past residents of Simcoe County grew their own provisions.

Crops of grain were grown, harves​ted, and sent to local mills to be ground into flour.

Cutting rye J. Hickling Album Three-horse team and binder cutting rye. Copyright: Unknown

A lot of locally produced milk was turned into butter and cheese.

Man milking a cow978-23 Man milking a cow, ca. 1920.  Copyright: Public domain

Fresh fruit, berries, and vegetables were picked from their own orchards, berry patches, and gardens.

​​​​​Two girls with fresh berries

2004-02 Two girls with freshly picked berries.  Copyright:  Unknown

This summer, as we stay close to home, we hope you find opportunities to enjoy the fresh taste of ingredients grown, harvested, or produced in Simcoe County!

Click here​ to view the Archives' Blog post for Local Food Week in Ontario 2018.

Are you unable to grow, harvest,​ or produce your own, but want to experience the fresh taste of local food?

Click here for Experience Simcoe County's list of Farm Fresh & Local Food farms, producers and artisan food makers.​