Become a Partner

Do you want to connect with other local growers, producers and retailers in Guelph-Wellington? Do you want to build your local food consumer base and grow a stronger local food economy? Consider becoming a Taste Real partner!

Submit an Online Application

Hear how being a Taste Real partner can benefit your business in our video below!

What's in it for me?

partner brochure cover with carrots

By joining Taste Real, you will receive and enjoy numerous benefits including:

  • a business listing in the Local Food Map or Wholesale List
  • a directory listing/partner profile on with photos and a link to your website
  • the use of the Taste Real brand for your business
  • access to free Taste Real promotional materials
  • feature posting and ongoing promotion on Taste Real social media channels
  • inclusion in seasonal or product specific stores and promotional campaigns
  • use of the Local Food Events Calendar on with the opportunity to be promoted in the e-newsletter
  • exposure through event-specific or brand advertising in regional and provincial publications, websites, industry events and tradeshows
  • affiliation with the Guelph Wellington Local Food Network

Get the most of your partnership by sharing your events, photos and stories with us.


Please view and fill out our online application form. Application types include:

  • Farm (Includes farm gate sales, farm stores, farmers’ markets)
  • Food Service (Includes restaurants, catering, cooking school, food truck, food processing, retail, wholesale)
  • Beverage (Includes brewery, winery, cidery, other)
  • Supporter (Any non-food business, organization or individual who commits to supporting the local food and farming community)
  • Fairs and Events (Any event that highlights or includes local food and farming within or close to Wellington County or the City of Guelph)

Submit an Online Application

If you would like a hard copy application, please contact us and we would be more than happy to forward one.

How Can We Help You?

We look forward to working with you to help grow your business and facilitate strong partnerships within the regional local food network. Taste Real is a platform to help you connect with consumers and wholesale businesses in Guelph and Wellington County and beyond.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Vasey, Economic Development Coordinator
T 519.837.2600 x 2525, or by email.

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