Farmers’ Market Box

Farmers' Market Box Series 2023

It's back! Taste Real is happy to be bringing back the Rural Economic Development Award winning Farmers' Market Boxes! We will deliver local farmers’ markets to your doorstep this summer and fall! Every two weeks you get to experience a curated selection of outstanding local products from one of eight local markets in Wellington County or Guelph.

Your products will be delivered in a Taste Real cooler bag – yours to keep! 

View our frequently asked questions

All boxes cost $59.00 and can be ordered online.

Quantities for each box are limited - order yours soon!

Orders for the Farmers' Market Box Series 2023 are now closed.
Give the Gift of Local Food

This year, the Market Box programme has partnered with the Wellington County Social Services Department to further support access to healthy, nutritious food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. When ordering a Market Box, you have the option to donate to the Market Bucks programme which enables recipients to purchase food at Wellington County farmers’ markets. The option to donate is at the end of the order form. (Donations of $20.00 or more will receive a tax receipt).

Market Box Schedule

A different market is featured every two weeks. Orders close one week before delivery day or when sold out.

How to order:

  1. Select one or all 8 local boxes.
  2. Choose home delivery option anywhere in Wellington County or Guelph ($5.00 for delivery) OR choose free pick up and collect your box at a number of different local pick up spots in Wellington County and Guelph.
  3. Pay online with your credit card.

Orders for the Farmers' Market Box Series 2023 are now closed.


Which products are in each box?

Farmers’ Market Boxes are a curated taste experience that contain a unique selection of products. They will be different for each market and contain local, seasonal products only. You could receive anything from fresh baking, beverages, in-season fruit and vegetables, flowers, preserves, and more. Let us surprise you – it will be delicious!
 How do these boxes differ from other fresh food boxes available locally?
Farmers’ Market Boxes are designed to take you on a journey of local farmers’ markets from the comfort of your own home. We hope you love what you receive and we see you out at the market. They are not a vegetable/grocery box, but offer a variety of products. 
 Can you accommodate for allergies, food sensitivities?
At this time we are unable to accommodate special requests. There will be a wide variety of products in your box, and we hope you can enjoy all of them. If you encounter a product you are not able to consume, they would make a great gift to surprise a friend, neighbour or loved one, or donate to an emergency food supplier. 
 I would like to order for a future date, what if plans change I cannot receive/pick up my order?
No problem. Please let us know one week before delivery, and we can deliver your order to a different address or have someone else pick up your order.
 At what time is delivery/pick up?
The delivery and pick up window is generally in between 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. You will be contacted closer to the day with delivery / pick up details and to make special arrangements if necessary.
How do I accept my delivery in an apartment building?
Please note that farmers' market boxes will be delivered to the lobby of apartment buildings. We will ask you to meet us there to receive your delivery. Please indicate a phone number or buzzer number so we can notify you when we arrive.
 Can I cancel my order? 
Even though we hope you don’t have to, we understand that sometimes circumstances change. You can cancel your orders up to 2 weeks before the delivery date. Email to cancel your order. 
 Who is behind the farmers’ market boxes?
This initiative is run as a collaborative project by all the Wellington County and Guelph Farmers’ Markets with assistance of Taste Real. As a group we work together to support local farmers, food entrepreneurs, and artisans and our amazing communities by promoting our wonderful markets to our local residents. Thank you to the dozens of volunteers that help bring this project to life!
 I have more questions. Who can I contact? 
We are happy to answer your questions. Email or call 519.837.2600 x2614

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