Grey County food will be front and center at one of the finest food tourism events in North America! We are proud to partnering with the Terroir Symposium on May 4, 2020. The event brings together hundreds of culinary, tourism and hospitality leaders from around the world for a day of learning and sharing.
Agriculture and food are at the very heart of life in Grey County. There are countless ways for you to find local products around the county: at the farmgate, on U-pick farms, by taking self-guided trail tours, or by visiting one of our many farmers' markets and specialty food stores.
Perhaps you've noticed a bright green and white sign at some of your favourite restaurants, stores or farmers' market stalls. Maybe you've wondered what it is all about. Food, yes... but what else? Made in Grey is more than just food, it’s a community!
The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
The general store was once the original big box retailer; only it came complete with gossip and a place to tie up your horse. In Grey County, the general store culture is still thriving today. They have reinvented themselves to be everything a modern retailer cannot be, which makes them so much fun, and delicious.
Farmers' markets across Grey are up and running for the 2019 season. With the exception of Owen Sound (which is open year-round) most market are open from Victoria Day weekend or shortly after, just in time for the first local harvests, until Thanksgiving weekend.