Did you know?
While the clean air we breathe and water we drink are invaluable, a recent study tells us that the value of the services the Greenbelt provides is approximately $2.6 billion annually, or almost $8 billion since creation.
Where is the Greenbelt?
Greenbelt stretches 325 km from Rice Lake in Northumberland County to the Niagara River and is about 80 kilometers wide at its widest point.
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Everyone deserves to eat fresh, locally-grown food and to cook with food that tastes like "home" and Newcomers, a large and growing population in the Golden Horseshoe, bring with them a taste for the distinctive foods of their homeland. Greenbelt farmers are producing a growing variety of ethnic foods to meet changing tastes.
Now new guides are available to help consumers shop for fresh, locally-grown Chinese, South Asian, African Carribbean and Middle Eastern products at grocery stores, farmers' markets, and farms in and around Ontario’s Greenbelt. Bok choy, napa, diakon, bitter melon, eggplant, okra, coriander, calaloo, chilli-peppersmolokhia, vine leaves, Halal meat and much more are available to meet demand.
Download a copy of your favourite guide or carry all of them with you when you shop - and expand your culinary palate. The more you shop for locally-grown, ethno-cultural products the more Greenbelt farmers will produce, ensuring that you have fresh food that tastes like home for generations to come.
Eat Good. Eat Greenbelt.