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Fresh, Local Produce at 40% off?

28 Feb

By Diva Jenna Ujiye

Apples from Laithwaites Apple Park

I’m sure many of you receive or have heard about the Huron Good Food Box by now, but I thought I would take a bit of time and tell you about it!

The website says, “The Good Food Box provides Huron County residents with local vegetables and fruits monthly. It is a community-based project that relies on volunteers. Buying in large quantities from our local producers allows us to get better pricing.” To me the program suits almost anyone who would like to get mostly local fruits and vegetables, without having to drive around the County to get them! You support local farmers and eat healthy, yummy food!

Now the program gets even better, you save up to 40%! For $15 you get almost $30 worth of fruit and vegetables. To top off this awesome deal, co-ordinator Brittany Fry, includes recipes and a monthly newsletter in the box! This program is really great and you can share it with friends and family, plus gift certificates are available!

What you need to know to get your Huron Good Food Box:

  • You can place an order at the a neighbourhood host site (see list below) by the first Friday of each month.
  • All orders must be pre-paid in cash ($15) at the time they are placed.
  • Bring your own boxes to transport your orders.
  • Pickup times may vary, PLEASE check with your site.
  • All unclaimed orders will be donated to a local food bank.

For more information visit http://www.huroncounty.ca/health/food/gfb.php. You can also follow the “Huron Good Food Box” on Facebook.

Neighbourhood Host Sites

Community Payment Location Pickup Location
Bayfield Nancy Scotchmer
Tel: 519.565.2596
Anglican Church Bayfield
Tel: 519.565.2790
Blyth Blyth Public Library
Tel: 519.523.4400
Blyth Public Library
392 Queen Street, Blyth
Tel: 519.523.4400
Clinton Clinton Public Library
Tel: 519.482.3673Huron County Health Unit
Tel: 519.482.3416Huron County Social Services
Tel: 519.482.8505
Jacob Memorial Building
(located next to the Huron County Health Unit)
Exeter Exeter Public Library
Tel: 519.235.1890
Exeter Public Library
330 Main Street, Exeter
Goderich Goderich Public Library
Tel: 519.524.9261
St. George’s Anglican Church,
87 North Street, Goderich
Grand Bend Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre
69 Main Street East, Grand Bend
Tel: 519.238.1556 Ext. 222
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre
69 Main Street East, Grand Bend
Tel: 519.238.1556 Ext. 222
Hensall Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre (Hensall Site)
122 King Street, Hensall
Tel: 519.262.3459 Ext. 229Hensall Major Appliances
107 King Street, Hensall
Tel: 519.262.2728
Hensall Major Appliances
107 King Street, Hensall
Tel: 519.262.2728
Seaforth Sally’s Consignment Store
Tel: 519.527.0550
Municipality of Huron East
72 Main Street, Seaforth
Tel: 519.527.0160
Vanastra Vanastra Recreation Centre
Tel: 519.482.3544
Vanastra Recreation Centre
26 Toronto Blvd., Vanastra
Tel: 519.482.3544
Wingham Wingham Public Library
Tel: 519.357.3312
Wingham Public Library
281 Edward Street, Wingham
Tel: 519.357.3312
Zurich Zurich Public Library
Tel: 519.236.4965
Blessings Community Store
45 Main Street, Zurich
Tel: 519.236.4376

July 2011 Challenge

27 Jun

By: Jenna Diva

Kaylie and I have both been chatting about doing some Huron County Challenges in the next couple of months. Kaylie has told me that she is going to do an “Eat Local” challenge where all she will eat (for a pre-determined length of time) will be food from Huron County. She said she will try to only eat things produced in Huron. It is a great challenge, in which she will have the opportunity to find out new places and see how easy or hard it is!

As for my challenge, I am going to challenge myself with finding the most unique foods grown in Huron and make dishes to go with them. I’ve seen some neat veggies and produce at the farmer’s market, so I think it will be fun to try some new items!

Please send us messages if you know any really great places for local food or unique food!