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).


Nutrition Information

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
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

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)
385042 20 Sideroad, Amaranth


Landman Gardens (ph: 519-938-6163)
322345 Concession Road 6-7, Grand Valley


Mapleton’s Organic (ph: 519-638-1115 or 1-877-779-9795)
8548 Wellington Road 7, Moorefield


ReRoot Organic CSA (ph: 519-820-1891)
5642 11th Line, Harriston


Levendale Farms (ph: 519-994-7271)
8629 Line 12, Conn


Terra Verde Homestead (ph: 519-265-3335)
9473 Sideroad 7, Conn


Cedar Down Farm (ph: 519-665-2008)
222145 Concession 14, Neustadt


Green Being Farm (ph: 519-665-7305)
221788 Concession 14, Neustadt

Crick Hollow Farm (ph: 519-665-7555)
221803 Concession 14, Neustadt


Fair Fields Farm (ph: 519-665-7982)
221689 Concession 14, Neustadt


Everdale (ph: 519-855-4859)
5812 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh


Fiddle Foot Farm (ph: 519-925-3225)
796530 3rd Line EHS, Mulmur


Mulberry Moon Organics (ph: 647-377-8486)
2052 Highpoint Sideroad, Caledon


Mansfield Heritage Farm (ph: 705-440-0420)
588383 County Road 17, Mansfield


Saugeen River CSA (ph: 519-369-3567)
314399 Highway 6, Durham


Four Fold Farm (ph: 519-843-6822)
4 Line, Elora


Farmers’ Markets

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)
Saturdays 9am-1pm

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


Other Resources

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.