Stratford and Waterloo are centres of the southern Ontario agricultural heartland in Perth and Waterloo counties. The Stratford Festival and Waterloo's hi-tech hub in have drawn thousands of appreciative new tasters to these counties where the horse-and-buggy countryside belies a burgeoning food culture, based upon favourable climate and skilled farm work force.
Livestock farms - pork and beef, dairy and poultry - form the backbone of Stratford Waterloo agriculture. A wide variety of vegetable, fruit, oilseed and grain crops are also important, while sheep and goat dairy and greenhouse vegetables and flowers represent newer, high-growth categories.
With farm receipts far exceeding the province's average, Stratford Waterloo is one region where the future is down on the farm.
Local Community Partners
These like-minded organizations or business from time to time have participated at the farmers' market or are members of our farmers' market community:http://www.visitstratford.ca/savour-stratford.phphttp://www.visitstratford.ca/culinaryfestival/
Vendors in the Stratford-Waterloo Area:
Green Gate Farms
Monforte Dairy Co Ltd.