Great tasting foods from our own backyard!

Spotlight on Local presented by Metro is a unique feature that celebrates the very best in local food being grown, produced and manufactured in Ontario. Come visit the Champions Showcase where many of our winning entries will be featured. Also on hand, we have Metro Grocery Stores showcasing many of the successful participants in their Locally Sourced Program which fosters new businesses trying to break into the grocery market and helps them find success. On top of all that we have several regions from Ontario that have brought their local success stories to give us a taste of their region.

Looking to compete?

Competing at The Royal is easy! Follow our guide and you will be on your way to become the next Royal Champion!

Visit the Champions Showcase within Spotlight on Local to see Champion products from our food competitions.

• Butter Tarts
• Cheese & Butter
• Jams & Jellies
• Maple Syrup and Maple Products
• Pickling

• Honey, Beeswax & Mead
• Hot Sauces
• Ready-To-Eat Meat Snacks
• Ice Cream

Ontario Tourism Partners

Some of Ontario’s premier culinary- and agri-tourism destinations will also be bringing their regional success stories to Spotlight on Local. You’ll meet growers and artisanal producers.

You can learn all about different regions across Ontario including Southeastern Ontario (the Great Waterway) the Central Counties, Northern Ontario, Indigenous Tourism Ontario, Frontenac County, Bruce, Grey & Simcoe Counties.

Discover a new favourite product or unique gift. Learn about what all of Ontario’s many regions can produce. Plan your next farm visit or culinary tourism adventure.

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