Agriculture is at the heart of Halton.
Halton Region is home to an active and vibrant farming industry that includes a wide range of farming types, including livestock operations, cash crops, fruit and vegetable growers, horse farms, nurseries and more. Support local farms and markets by integrating local produce into your meal planning and visiting the many farms and markets across the region.
Explore what Halton Region has to offer by taking part in the Pumpkins to Pastries Trail event happening this fall.
You can pick your own fruit or produce, drop by a farmer's market, or head out to one of Halton's many farm festivals and agricultural fairs. If you're coming in the fall, you can enjoy:
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- Farm Fresh Produce & Entertainment
- Farmers' Markets
- Nurseries and Garden Centres
- Equestrian Activities
- Farms within Conservation Areas and Heritage Sites
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Buying products close to home is good for the environment, since we use less energy for transportation, refrigeration, processing and packaging.
Farm Fresh Produce & Entertainment
Want to pick your own produce? Looking for a sweet treat? A wagon ride or corn maze? Use our Interactive Simply Local Map to find local farms offering fresh produce and farm activities.
Support our local farmers! Enjoy fresh produce, local delicacies and tasty treats at Halton's local farmers' markets. Use our Interactive Simply Local Map for a complete listing of farmers' markets in Halton.
Visit Foodland Ontario's Fruit and Vegetable Availability Guide> (external link) to see when Ontario fruits and vegetables are in season.
Nurseries & Garden Centres
Visit Halton's nurseries and garden centres for all your gardening and outdoor decorating needs, pick out your Christmas tree and find kid-friendly activities. Use our Interactive Simply Local Map to find local nurseries and garden centres in Halton.
Halton's horse farms offer unique equestrian experiences. Activities including riding lessons, summer camps, clinics, horse shows, birthday parties, sleigh rides and so much more! Use our Interactive Simply Local Map to find equestrian establishments in Halton.
Farms within Conservation Areas and Heritage Sites
There are several farms in Halton run by the government and not-for-profit agencies where visitors can have fun, discover, and learn.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Spruce Lane Farmhouse at Bronte Creek Provincial Park> (external link) (1219 Burloak Dr, Oakville> (external link)) is a turn-of-the-century living history museum offering recreational activities including the Maple Syrup Festival. The park also features a children's play-barn, educational programs, and other family activities.
Country Heritage Park
Country Heritage Park> (external link) (8560 Tremaine Road, Milton> (external link)) is an interactive park that offers educational programs for school children, summer day camps, special events, tour group programs, historical interpretation, and a collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment, and rural life artifacts.
Conservation Halton Parks
Conservation Halton> (external link) parks with farm activities include:
- Mountsberg - the site of a 120-year-old farm house and children's play-barn.
- Crawford Lake - best known for its 15th century Iroquoian village, which brings to life farming practices of Ontario's First Peoples.
Both parks have popular Maple Syrup programs in the spring.
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