Region’s new program encourages buying local in Milton, Oakville, Burlington

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Published August 25, 2023 at 2:45 pm

A new program promotes healthy eating and physical activity for residents of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

Halton Region’s Simply Local is an initiative to support Halton farms, many of which are family businesses.

Simply Local promotes the local agricultural industry, encourages healthy eating and physical activity, and creates an important connection between Halton residents and Halton farms.

Simply local has a myriad of reasons why consumers should look in their own backyard when making purchases:

  • Local fruit and vegetables are healthy choices and taste great because they retain valuable nutrients and flavours
  • Buying products close to home is good for the environment, since less energy is used for transportation, refrigeration, processing and packaging
  • Picking your own fruit and vegetables and participating in other farm activities are great exercise
  • Buying from local farms supports the local economy, helps keep farms in business and creates local jobs
  • Allows you to connect to the people who produce the food you eat, grow plants for your garden and offer entertaining ways that you, your family and your friends can be active together

For more information about the program, or to see an interactive map of local agriculture, visit the Region’s website.

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