Wellington County is FOOD. Known internationally as a centre for Agri Food Excellence, Guelph/Wellington has a lot to offer locally. Its excellent local food fabric, woven through the region, is deeply rooted in agricultural tradition and entrepreneurial spirit. 

We are talking local food, grown and prepared in Wellington County. There is plenty of it – and yet sometimes it’s hard to find or identify. Taste Real, an initiative by the County of Wellington, has been making it easier to explore local food destinations, by literally putting them on a (local food) map. 

The Taste Real Local Food Map is a well-loved guide to local farms, markets and retailers offering food from Wellington County. It also has information about restaurants, cafes and caterers – all committed to sourcing local. ‘It’s really a local food ‘treasure map,’ and it showcases many of our amazing taste makers in Wellington County,’ says Christina Mann, Coordinator for Taste Real. ‘The huge variety of products available locally include unique offerings like water buffalo meat, sheep milk ice cream and birch syrup.’ 

Get your hands on a brand-new Taste Real Local Food Map – available for free at libraries, tourism centres and participating businesses – or by mail upon request. 

If we tickled your taste buds and you’d like to know more about local tastes, food and farm experiences, check out tastereal.ca 

Bon Appetit!