This region is a hot-bed of agriculture—home to Guelph University, with its renowned agriculture programs, and the centre of Wellington County, one of the most fertile growing regions of Ontario.
Well-watered soils in the upper reaches of the Grand and Saugeen River watersheds help to make Wellington County a southern Ontario food heartland
with 2,500 farms and 200,000 hectares of farmland.
Food production is the main economic driver in the Guelph-Wellington region. Dairy operations produce cow, sheep and goat milk products, while organic vegetable operations work year-round. Academic and practical agricultural learning centres mix with food and farm tourism, while microbreweries rub shoulders with bakery operations large and small.
Farmland in the countryside stretches to the horizon for those exploring picturesque farmers’ markets towns such as Elora and Harriston.
Vendors in the Guelph-Wellington Area:
Everdale Organic Farm
Jewels Under The Kilt
Red Fife By Rowe Family Farms