Stratford Food


Discover the impact food and food culture have had on the charming city of Stratford, Ontario.

Acclaimed events like the Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival have put Stratford on the map as a destination for foodies. How did this relatively small city develop such a significant culinary reputation? The story stretches back to the very roots of Stratford; food and agriculture have always been a critical element of the city’s cultural milieu. In fact the deed for Stratford City Hall includes a condition that its operations must always accommodate a farmers market. Generations of Stratford residents have nurtured the area’s food heritage, and a nationally renowned theater scene have made it possible for the small city to support dozens of world-class restaurants.

About the Author

Steve Stacey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Steve Stacey

Steve Stacey is a freelance writer and is deeply involved in the Stratford food community. Stacey is an active member of Slow Food Perth County and volunteers with the Community Hot Meal Program and Healthy Food Bag. He currently lives and serves as director of the Local Community Food Centre in Stratford.