Optimal nutrition is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy.
We recommend that clients choose a wide variety of fresh nutritious foods (local and organic when available).
Prenatal Nutrition Session (event is held the 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8pm)
Upper Grand Family Health Team, 753 Tower St S, Fergus
Prenatal Nutrition Recommendations available online from Health Canada
EatRight Ontario (ph: 1-877-510-5102)
Email or call for free advice from a registered dietitian.
Healthy eating, exercise and weight gain – Before and during pregnancy (SOGC)
My food guide servings tracker (Health Canada)
Your Guide to Eating Fish (Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health)
Food Sources of Calcium and Vitamin D (HealthLink BC)
Good Sources of Fibre (Toronto Public Health)
Food Safety for Pregnant Women (Government of Canada)
Herbal Teas – Are They Safe During Pregnancy or While Breastfeeding (Nutrition Services, York Region Community and Health Services Department)
Listeria and Food Safety
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Visit the Ontario CSA Directory for a list of Ontario CSA farms
Farms that run a CSA program sell shares to their customers at the beginning of the growing season. Customers then receive fresh local produce throughout the share period (summer or winter). Becoming a CSA share member allows you to develop a relationship with the farmers who grow your food, and supports small farm owners who are working to preserve our environment through natural and sustainable farming practices.
Old Country Farm (ph: 519-925-9244)
Landman Gardens (ph: 519-938-6163)
Mapleton’s Organic (ph: 519-638-1115 or 1-877-779-9795)
ReRoot Organic CSA (ph: 519-820-1891)
Levendale Farms (ph: 519-994-7271)
Terra Verde Homestead (ph: 519-265-3335)
Cedar Down Farm (ph: 519-665-2008)
Green Being Farm (ph: 519-665-7305)
Crick Hollow Farm (ph: 519-665-7555)
Fair Fields Farm (ph: 519-665-7982)
Everdale (ph: 519-855-4859)
Fiddle Foot Farm (ph: 519-925-3225)
Mulberry Moon Organics (ph: 647-377-8486)
Mansfield Heritage Farm (ph: 705-440-0420)
Saugeen River CSA (ph: 519-369-3567)
Four Fold Farm (ph: 519-843-6822)
Market on Broadway in Orangeville
On Second Street, between Broadway and First Ave
Saturdays May-Oct, 8am-1pm
Elora Farmers’ Market
Bissell Park, Elora (summer); Paddock Building at Grand River Raceway (winter)
Amaranth Farmers’ Market
Municipal Offices, 374028 6th Line, Amaranth
Wednesdays May-Oct, 3-7pm
Wellington North Farmers’ Market
320 King St E, Mount Forest (Victory Community Centre)
Fridays May-Oct 3-8pm
Shelburne Farmers’ Market
716 Victoria St, Shelburne
Thursdays May-Oct, 3-7pm
Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC)
Create an ONFC Buying Club to save money on organic and natural food and household products.
Dufferin Farm Fresh
Download the Dufferin Farm Fresh map to find local Dufferin farms, farmers’ markets, restaurants, food producers and retailers.
Guelph Wellington Local Food
Download the Guelph Wellington Farm Fresh map to find local Guelph and Wellington County farms, farmers’ markets, restaurants, food producers and retailers.
The Fountainhead Health Store & Cafe (ph: 519-787-5123)
212 St Andrew St W, Fergus
Harmony Whole Foods Market (ph: 519-941-8961)
163 First St, Orangeville
Sante Natural Food Emporium (ph: 519-846-9977)
175 Geddes St, Elora
Dar’s Country Market (ph: 519-846-8600)
6458 Wellington Road 7, Elora
Homefield Organic Food Company (ph: 519-827-0686)
Organics Live (ph: 1-855-674-5483)
Accessing Food on a Low-Income Budget
Guelph Prenatal Nutrition Program
This is a free program in Guelph for pregnant women. You can talk to a nurse and dietitican about pregnancy, birth and parenting, healthy eating for two and breastfeeding. Get free snacks, bus tickets, prenatal vitamins and gift certificates for food. Register by calling 1-800-265-7293 x3616. There is also a program for teen mothers.
Food Access Guide
Download the Guelph Dufferin Food Access Guide (food banks/meal programs/etc)
Sobey’s Baby Be Healthy Program
Free prenatal vitamins
Please note that Grand Valley Midwives does not endorse or promote any of the information, products or services contained in any of the links posted on our website. We do not receive any compensation, financial or otherwise, for including these links on our website. Accessing information, products or services through any of the links provided is entirely at the user’s own risk. Information on these websites is not meant to replace advice from your midwife.