September is Local Food Month

Local Food Month Peterborough

The City and County of Peterborough have officially declared September as our community’s annual Local Food Month. Festivities planned for the inaugural season have been organized by partners Farms at Work and Transition Town, along with a working group of volunteers. Community members can participate in many different ways – from attending local food tours, to visiting restaurants serving local dishes, buying at farmers markets and joining the fun at the Purple Onion Festival on September 20. 

Tours start next week with a FREE bus tour to local farms who have areas planted that support native pollinators. Come and find out how you can do the same – in town or on the farm! Next up is a tour to Lang Pioneer Village to see Red Fife Wheat being milled at the historic mill, or take a tour of Harley Farms, where you can see sheep, pigs and cattle in the field tour and then visit the on-farm store.

This is just a first taste of the activities available throughout September. Challenge yourself to find out how easy it is to support local farms and farmers, as well as the food businesses that process and distribute food grown close to home!

Pick up a free comprehensive Local Food Guide at any local farmer’s market in the County, or at selected locations selling local food. Visit the official website at, or give us a 'like' on Facebook to keep up on all the local food happenings throughout the month of September.