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Enjoy Waterloo Region’s bounty with Taste the Countryside

Taste the Countryside – currently ramping up to run September 23 to October 3 – is a ten-day prix fixe (set menu) dining event designed to support Waterloo Region’s rural food businesses. It’s an important initiative not only for sustaining business but for economic and community growth.

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Vision, Flavourvee and Gourmet: Sweet Corn in Waterloo Region

When you crunch down on a cob of corn, you’re biting juicily into 10,000 years of history. Domesticated in Mexico, corn is a large grass that was an elemental foodstuff for a variety of American cultures – and at this time of the year, it’s also a particularly delicious local food in Waterloo Region

Kitchener Market Launches Online Store

CTV News Kitchener – The Kitchener Market has opened an online store to help residents support local businesses from the comfort of their homes. The online store launched Monday and offers more than 500 products, including meats, cheeses and fresh produce.

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Farm Gates in Waterloo Region

You can’t drive very far in Waterloo Region without coming across hand-painted signs for brown eggs and maple syrup. Farm gate sales and “honour stands” are a part of the countryside where you leave your money in a box and “on your honour.”

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Sugar Bush Tours and More during Maple Weekend 2019

It’s a sure sign that spring has arrived when roadside Maple Syrup stands start to appear across the region! While savouring this delicious taste of spring is great, what’s even better is heading right to a sugar bush to see exactly how maple syrup is made.

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