We are proud to offer a variety of sweet and savoury creations using local ingredients at these fine local farms and markets. Click on the name to visit their web site:
Paul Watson Farms
Linton Farms
Knox Pumpkin Farm
Prices Country Market

We are proud to support our Bowmanville Hospital supplying the “Treats and Treasures Café”.

Durham Region is blessed with a variety of farms. We buy from our local farmers and they support us. The region has traditionally been known for dairy, there also many farms that grow fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs, and animal products of all kinds. Our farmers, as we are, are dedicated to stewardship and committed to quality. And while they love what they do, they aren’t doing it for mere entertainment. They need to make a living. Consumers that value fresh food and a working landscape should support local farmers by buying their products.

Here are the top ten reasons to support local food as voted by the UOIT Football Team.

  1.  Local food is an investment in the future. By supporting local farmers today, you are helping to ensure that there will be farms in our community tomorrow.
  2. Local food benefits the environment and wildlife. Well-managed farms conserve fertile soil and clean water in our communities. The farm environment is a patchwork of fields, meadows, woods, ponds and buildings that provide habitat for wildlife.
  3. Local food keeps taxes down. According to several studies, farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas most development contributes less in taxes than the cost of required services.
  4. Local food preserves open space. When farmers get paid more for their products by marketing locally, they’re less likely to sell farmland for development. When you buy locally grown food, you’re doing something proactive to preserve our agricultural landscape.
  5. Local food builds community. When you buy direct from a farmer, you’re engaging in a time-honored connection between eater and grower. Knowing farmers gives you insight into the seasons, the land, and your food. In many cases, it gives you access to a place where your children and grandchildren can go to learn about nature and agriculture.
  6. Local food supports local families. The wholesale prices that farmers get for their products are low, often near the cost of production. Local farmers who sell direct to consumers cut out the middleman and get full retail price for their food – which helps farm families stay on the land.
  7. Local food is safe. There’s a unique kind of assurance that comes from looking a farmer in the eye at farmers’ market or driving by the fields where your food comes from. Local farmers aren’t anonymous and they take their responsibility to the consumer seriously.
  8. Local food preserves genetic diversity. In the modern agricultural system, plant varieties are chosen for their ability to ripen uniformly, withstand harvesting, survive packing and last a long time on the shelf, so there is limited genetic diversity in large-scale production. Smaller local farms, in contrast, often grow many different varieties to provide a long harvest season, an array of colors, and the best flavors.
  9. Locally grown food tastes, looks and is better for you. The crops are picked at their peak, and farmstead products like cheeses and are hand-crafted for best flavor. Food imported from far away is older and has traveled on trucks or planes, and sat in warehouses before it gets to you.
  10. And the number one reason….. as voted by the UOIT Football Team: Farmers Daughters!