Welcome to taste•real, your guide to local food in Guelph and Wellington County. When you see the taste•real logo, you know that you've found good food grown close to home! You'll find us at farm gate stalls, farmers' markets, restaurants, and other local businesses and retail stores.

Welcoming Goats

taste•real helps you find the story behind your food by introducing you to the people who grow, produce and prepare the great tasting food you find in Guelph and Wellington County.

taste•real is a multi-award-winning collaborative effort between over 120 local businesses and supporters to put more local food on your plate. Our partners are passionate about how local food is grown, prepared, and presented, and how real it tastes!

Become a Partner

Is your business dedicated to local food? Do you want to become a member of a vibrant local food community? Partner with us!  Find out more here.


Upcoming Events

Farmalicious 2014 - August 1-October 11

Enjoy a delicious local food dining experience at restaurants throughout Guelph and Wellington this summer and fall. Visit the Farmalicious page for a full list of participating restaurants and dates.


Field Dinner - September 14 

Save September 14 for the 2014 Taste Real Field Dinner at Thatcher Farms in Rockwood. Tickets will be on sale shortly and more details will be posted soon! In the mean time, read about last year's Taste Real Field Dinner.


Fall Rural Romp - September 27

Find the story behind your food when farms, markets and restaurants open their doors to the public for this self-guided tour. Location details will be posted soon. Feel free to check out the 2013 Fall Rural Romp locations to get a sense of what the Fall Rural Romp is all about.

Partner Survey

We need your feedback. Complete the Taste Real Partner Survey here.



Success Stories from our Region

Passion and dedication are key determinants of success. Read about how our committed producers, processors and retailers collaborate in the name of Local Food to achieve success here.