Holiday Farmers' Market Box

The award-winning Farmers' Market Box Series is back with two uniquely seasonal boxes this year, just in time for the Holidays! Enjoy a curated selection of outstanding local products from eight local markets across Wellington County and Guelph.

The Holiday Box is a celebration of delights from farmers, makers, producers, and artisans and makes an excellent gift. Your products will be delivered in a Taste Real cooler bag – yours to keep! 

Each box costs $89.00 and can be ordered online.

Box Versions:

  • Home for the Holidays - Indulge in the comforts of home this holiday season with our "Home for the Holidays" box! Enjoy a curated selection of products ranging from home goods to delicious seasonal treats and offerings.
  • Holiday Treats - Treat yourself to a box full of tasty treats and seasonal gifts with our "Holiday Treats" box! Enjoy a selection of products from local vendors that will satisfy your every craving this holiday season.

Orders close Tuesday, December 5. 

Quantities for each box are limited - order yours soon!

Orders are now closed for the 2023 Holiday Farmers' Market Boxes. Thank you for supporting local this Holiday season!

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 Holiday 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).

Delivery Date:

Boxes will be available for pick up or delivered to your doorstep on Tuesday, December 12. You will receive an email with delivery information beforehand.

How to order:

  1. Select one or both of the themed Holiday 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 are now closed for the 2023 Holiday Farmers' Market Boxes. Thank you for supporting local this Holiday season!


Which products are in each box?

Farmers’ Market Boxes are a curated taste experience that contain a unique selection of products. For Holiday Boxes in particular, products are curated from across all eight markets, containing local, seasonal items only. Box contents do not need to be kept refrigerated, and could even be given as a gift, if you wish. 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 point we are not able 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, neighbor or loved one, or donate to an emergency food supplier. 
 At what time is delivery/pick up?
The delivery and pick up windows are 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 two 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 the all 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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