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Taste Real Experiences

February 3 – 19, 2017

Did you know you can buy from local food producers and retailers all year-round?  While the winter months are traditionally a slow time at many local food operations, there are plenty of great food options available in Wellington County. Discover some of the best winter eats and local food options in February with Taste Real Experiences.

Dining – Shopping – Events – Classes – Tours – Deals

Check out these amazing local food offerings and deals at the following farms and retail locations:

(Please review opening hours/days prior to visiting any Taste Real partner businesses.)

Fill Your Basket

Bella Roma Foods, Guelph

  • Offers include locally sourced, hormone free, free run, turkeys on sale for $2.69/lb and 20% off hormone free, free run, capons
  • Customers who present this Promo Code will also receive 10% off all honey products. Offer valid until Feb 3-11, 2017


Best Baa Dairy, Fergus

  • 15% off orders of $40 or more of all sheep milk products when ordered directly over the phone or when purchased in person at the dairy with this Promo Code
  • Get 1 free 175 g yogurt (plain or maple) when you present this Promo Code.
  • Offer valid Feb 3 – 19, 2017  available at Best Baa Dairy, (820 Garthshore Rd., Fergus)


Drumlin Farm, Puslinch

  • Present this Promo Code when you sign up for a 2017 CSA membership and receive up to $20 of free weekly produce during the month of April
  • Drumlin Farm Market is open Fridays 12 noon – 7pm, and Saturdays 8am- 12 noon
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017
  • For more info, see the CSA page.


Ell-Crest Farms, Moorefield

  • Homegrown, naturally raised, antibiotic and hormone free beef. Receive 5% off all purchases when you use this Promo Code
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017 at the Farm Store located on (County Road 8 Between Drayton And Palmerston, 1 Mile North-East Of Moorefield – Fire #832)


Fraberts Fresh Foods, Fergus

  • 10% off Frabert’s locally-raised chicken when you use this Promo Code
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017  (105 Queen Street W., Fergus)


Gerrie’s Farm Market, Elora

  • Gala and Ambrosia apples $0.60/lb when you present this Promo Code
  • Naturally raised non-GMO, Extra lean ground beef $4.89/lb (regular $5.89) when you present this Promo Code
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017 (7647 Colborne St., Elora)


Ignatius Farm CSA, Guelph/Eramosa

  • Purchase a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) share and receive certified organic produce with over 60 types of fruits and vegetables.
  • Sign up in February using this Promo Code and waive the online registration fees!
  • Join us at our CSA Registration event from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Planet Bean – 259 Grange Rd, Guelph
  • For more info, see the CSA page.


Mapleton’s Organic Dairy, Mapleton

  • Visit the Mapleton’s Organic dairy and see the versatility of local yogurt with samples and recipe ideas
  • Have lunch in the café where the menu always features beef, pork, chicken and eggs raised on the farm and make sure to ask about the pork samplers!
  • Receive a mix and match case (6) of 750g yogurts for $19.00 when you present this Promo Code at time of purchase. Offer valid Feb 3-19,2017


Misty Meadows Market Inc, Conn

  • Receive 10% off locally grown tunnel tomatoes, 3 varieties of summer sausage and maple syrup products when you use this Promo Code
  • Market is located at 7992 Hwy 89, Conn (519.323.4174)
  • Please note market is closed on Sundays


Reroot Organic Farm, Harriston

  • Join the Reroot Farm CSA program during Taste Real Experiences and receive a free cloth shopping bag with farm logo and barn photo with this Promo Code
  • Buy 2 get 1 free on pastured Berkshire pork roasts. Smoked, fresh and shoulder roasts available. Get the Promo Code here.
  • Winter options at the farm include free-range eggs, honey, maple syrup, pastured chicken and grass-fed beef as well as some fun farm swag!
  • Offers valid between Feb 3-19, 2017 (5642 11th Line RR#4, Harriston)
  • For more info, see the CSA page.


Salad Days Farms, Belwood

  • Sign up for (CSA) Community Share Agriculture at Salad Day Farms and receive a  jar of honey when you present this Promo Code
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017 (6794 Sixth Line, Belwood)
  • For more info, see the CSA page.


Terra Verde Homestead, Conn

  • Receive 5% off your Terra Verde CSA membership when you sign up during Taste Real Experiences with this Promo Code.
  • Receive 10% off any chicken, honey or egg products picked up at the farm with this Promo Code
  • Offers valid Feb 3-19, 2017 (9473 Sideroad 7, RR1 Conn)
  • For more info, see the CSA page.


Wagram Springs, Moorefield

  • As they prepare for the 2017 birch syrup harvest, Wagram Springs is offering 10% off their existing inventory including 100% Pure Canadian Birch Syrup, Birch Syrup Caramels, Birch Sap and Birch Mead
  • Place your order online at the Wagram Springs Webstore and enter this Promo Code
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017


White Rock Ostrich Farm, Rockwood

  • 10% off delicious and healthy ostrich steak when you show this Promo Code
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19 , 2017 (13085 Fourth Line ( RR# 2) Rockwood, ON)


Zocalo Organics, Hillsburgh

  • Present this Promo Code when you sign up for a 2017 CSA membership and receive a free small bag of Seasonal Salad Greens at the Guelph Farmer’s Market
  • Offer valid Feb 3-19, 2017


Fill Your Glass

Dixon’s Distilled Spirits, Guelph

  • Use this Promo Code to enjoy a complimentary tour and samples at the distillery
  • Tours Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm (106-355 Elmira Rd North)


Wellington Brewery, Guelph

  • Visit the brewery to sample specialty one-off beers as well as regular line-up brews and get a free tour  – Saturdays 12-6pm.
  • Receive 25% off merchandise in the retail store with this Promo Code on February 18th, 2017 (12pm-6pm)
  • (590 Woodlawn Rd West, Guelph)


Tours/ Workshops / Special Events

Guelph Farmers Market Guided Tour, GuelphFebruary 18th, 2017

  • Join in on a guided tour of the Guelph Farmers’ Market on February 18 at 9 AM for first-time/new customers or those looking to make the most out of their market experience (15 people max). RSVP  for this free tour here.
  • Enjoy samples from Taste Real vendors, learn about the market history and why shopping at farmers’ markets and buying local ingredients is beneficial for you and your community!
  • Open shopping time will happen when the tour ends at 9:30 or 9:45 AM (2 Gordon Street, Guelph)


Ignatius CSA (Community Share Agriculture) Sign-Up Day – February 17th, 2017

  • Purchase a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) share and receive certified organic produce with over 60 types of fruits and vegetables. Sign up in February using this promo code and save the online registration fees!
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Planet Bean – 259 Grange Rd, Guelph
  • For more info, see the CSA page.


Minga Skill Building Hub Workshops 

  • Get 10% off any of Minga’s upcoming workshops when you sign up from Feb 3-19. Enter this Promo Code
  • Join Minga’s upcoming  Permaculture Workshop with Verge and learn how to turn your home into the greenest home on the block – all the while saving money and making a super healthy, beautiful and inspiring environment for family, friends and community
  • Feb 8th – 9am – 5pm at St. Bridg’s Villa – Ignatius Jesuit Centre (5420 Hwy 6 N)


Taste Detours, Guelph

  • Enjoy what Guelph’s locally owned and operated restaurants have to offer. Each tour will visit several local restaurants where you’ll enjoy our regional cuisine and learn about the people behind the restaurants, pubs and specialty food shops. Along the way your guide will share some little known history of the area and point out cultural landmarks.
  • Register Online
  • Love Bites Heartfelt Food & Bevvy Tour (February 10 & 11)
  • To The Core Food Tour (February 3 & 4) (February 17 & 18)
  • Little Bites Appetizer Tour – (February 9 & 16)


The Friendly Chef, Hillsburgh

  • Enjoy Saturday/Sunday brunch at the Friendly Chef’s new location in Hillsburgh for the month of February
  • Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available. Locally sourced veg from Everdale Farms


Whole Circle Farm, Acton

  • Whole Circle welcomes you  to come by for a self-guided tour of the farm at anytime during Taste Real Experiences
  • The farm store offers free-roaming chicken eggs, pastured beef, pork and chicken, maple syrup, honey and dry beans and other grains
  • Located at 8786 Wellington Road 125, Acton

Fill your plate

View our line up of Valentine’s Day menus and experiences here.

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