Shop Local For the Holidays

Looking for great gifts for your loved ones this holiday?
Want to support local farmers & producers?

There are lots of ways to buy amazing gifts & show love for your community at the same time!

Do you have someone on your gift list who loves to cook? Or perhaps someone who could use a freshly made meal or treats dropped off at their place?

The best way to cook great food is to use great ingredients! There are many places to pick-up fresh ingredients for all your seasonal cooking & baking needs. This is far from an exhaustive list, if you have additional stores to include or use social media and tag us at @localfoodptbo and #localfoodptbo and we will share on our accounts!

  1. Farmers’ Markets!
    Although many seasonal farmers’ markets are closed for the season, there are still two great Farmers’ Markets, the Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market and the Peterborough Farmers’ Market, both open on Saturday mornings. Both are full of fresh locally grown vegetables, eggs, meats & cheeses, maple syrup, honey, as well as baked goods, crafts and more!
    The Lakefield Farmers’ Market is also hosting a special holiday market this Saturday December 6th from 10-2 next to the Lakefield Inn
  2. On Farm Shopping:
    There are many farms that are open for business. Stop by to pick up directly from the farmers at Garden Hill Farmers’ Market, Johnston’s Farm, Kawartha Country Wines, Harley Farms and be sure to tag @localfoodptbo on social media to share others!
  3. Butchers, stores & more!
    There are many locations that are open regularly where you can pick up amazing local products. Some great places to shop local include: Hilts Butcher Shop, Peterborough Food Shop, Kawartha Dairy, Chasing the Cheese, Sunderland Co-Op, Millbrook Mercantile, and more! Be sure to tag @localfoodptbo on social media to share others!
  4. Let someone else do the cooking!
    There are many local restaurants and bakeries that would be happy to do some of the cooking & baking for you! Some great local places that use local ingredients for their creations include Hard Winter Bakery, BE Catering, Kit Coffee and many more!
Photo via Kawartha Country Wines
Photo via Hard Winter Bread