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1237 - 5/23/2022 9:52:37 AM  

Award-Winning Farmers’ Market Initiative Returns To Wellington County / Guelph

Released For Publication - May 20, 2022 

Local farmers’ markets have teamed up to bring a Market Box  Series and the Taste Real Farmers’ Market Trail to the community.  

All eight Wellington County and Guelph farmers’ markets and the County’s Taste Real  Programme are collaborating on a Farmers’ Market Box Series featuring a curated box of goods  from a different market every two weeks. 

The initiative aims to highlight the unique flavour of  each market, showcase new vendors and products, and promote local markets as destinations  for outstanding local food.  

The Market Box Series launched in 2021 and was well received by the community with boxes  selling out quickly. The innovative initiative was recognized with the ‘Community Economic  Development Award’ at the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Conference in April. 

Taste Real Market Boxes cost $59, feature pick-up and home delivery options, and can be  ordered on the Taste Real website. The first box featuring the Guelph Farmers’ Market is  scheduled for June 7 with orders closing one week prior.  
The summer also sees the return of the Taste Real Farmers’ Market Trail, a Wellington County  food tourism experience encouraging residents and visitors to explore the different local  markets.  

“Farmers’ Markets are an excellent gateway to discover our beautiful towns and rural  communities,” says George Bridge, Chair of the County’s Economic Development Committee. “Markets are known drivers of community and economic development. Visitors come for the  market and spend extra time exploring the area and supporting local businesses.” 

Based on data provided by Farmers’ Markets Ontario, up to 70% of market-goers visit  neighbouring businesses. 

Market Trail passport holders can collect stamps at each market visit and can enter a draw once  they have collected three stamps for a chance to win one of eight market prize packs worth  $100. 

Passports are available at all local farmers’ markets, at Wellington County Libraries, or  can be requested at


The County of Wellington is located in south-western Ontario just over 100 kilometres west of Toronto along Highway 401.

The County is made up of seven member municipalities including the Town of Erin, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Township of Mapleton, Township of Centre Wellington, Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the Township of Puslinch.


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