Food for thought

The Grown in Peel Local Food Guide is back

By Food for thought

The Grown in Peel Local Food Guide is now available online by visiting The guide features locally grown products like fruits, vegetables, honey, meats, eggs, nursery stock items and beverages in Peel and shows when they are in season or available year-round. The guide also features many farm and farmers’ market listings through an easy-to-read online map.

The map displays information on the farms and farmers’ markets including available products, contact information, hours of operation, special events, activities, and much more! Peel residents can also find out when farms and farmers’ markets are open during the year.

“Please see this year’s Grown in Peel guide to find farm fresh products and activities that your family will enjoy”, says Gary Mountain, Chair, Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group. “The Region of Peel is committed to making it easy for Peel residents to find fresh and flavourful locally grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the online guide to find many healthy, delicious seasonal products and a variety of ways to enjoy a family outing at one of Peel’s farms or farmers’ markets.”

Open Fire Pits

By Food for thought

If a resident thinks someone has an illegal open air fire, or does not have a permit, they can report it by calling the non-emergency dispatch centre at 905-456-5700, ideally when the fire is lit.

Mississauga outdoor fire pits are permitted as long as residents are complying with the Open Air Burning bylaw. There are some restrictions on size of the fire pit, when you can have open flames burning and where the fire pit can be located.

For backyard fire pits, smokers, or other outdoor appliances, you do not require a permit, however, residents may be directed by the fire department to put out any fire that is considered a nuisance.