Durham Region is a mix of rolling hills, farms and small towns, with rural charm and urban sophistication.With some of the richest soil in Ontario, and a lake-moderated environment for growing, Durham boasts a thriving agriculture sector that includes the provinces top apple producer, the largest commercial blueberry grower east of Toronto, and award-winning wineries.

Durham Region is home to incredible farms, chefs, and retailers producing and using fresh, local produce, crops, livestock and everything in between. Farmers harvest everything from strawberries and apples to pumpkins, wine, and Christmas trees are locally grown and sold at farm gates and markets across the region.

Pick up a copy of the Farm Fresh brochure and start your day with a stop at one of the many roadside farm markets for some fresh fruits and vegetables to snack on throughout the day. Why not drop into one of the local Pick-your-own apple or berry farms and select some sweet and juicy fruit to savour while on your journey?

Download a passport to help guide your planning and inspire you to explore Durham Region and beyond. Then, take the time to safely visit the growers and makers who make Ontario so special. Each time you check-in to a spot on your passport, you’ll be one step closer to redeeming some sweet Ontario-made prizes – while supporting communities across Ontario!




About the Author

Bryen writes about local Durham community news, including regional events, municipality updates, entertainment, lifestyle, and the great outdoors. Email him directly if you want your business profiled or know a community member that deserves recognition - bryen@thelocalbizmagazine.com