Celebrating Local Food Month in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

This September has been declared “Local Food Month” in the City & County of Peterborough and we are happy to celebrate! In the midst of harvest season, Peterborough & the Kawarthas is as beautiful and bountiful as ever, with food experiences around every corner. Our local food and agriculture sector is an important economic driver, generating in excess of $400 million of economic activity in the region, and employing hundreds of members of our community.

Looking for ways to join in the Local Food Month festivities? We have some ideas.

Visit our Chefs’ Tables

We are lucky to have a number of talented local chefs that call Peterborough & the Kawarthas home. We are even luckier to have those same chefs place importance on locally-sourced ingredients that are grown, produced and even foraged in the region. Whether you swing by a downtown restaurant for a leisurely dinner after a day at the office, or you escape for a mini-getaway at a lakefront resort – you are likely to be delighted by the plate set before you.

Shop the Market

Supporting our local farmers’ and food businesses and dishing up some homegrown fare at home is a great way to celebrate the food grown at the farms and in the fields of Peterborough & the Kawarthas. There are farmers’ markets throughout the region bustling with activity and to map out a short trek to some local farm stands, download the Kawartha Choice FarmFresh Map.

Join the Fun

There are a number of events being organized by the people behind Local Food Month, including local farm tours, opportunities to learn more about food initiatives and the Annual Purple Onion Festival taking place Sunday September 20 from 11am – 5pm in Millennium Park.

How will you join in the fun for Local Food Month?