Green Expo

Celebrate and support our vibrant community of environmentally minded organizations, non-profit agencies and businesses. Browse the virtual expo below to scoop up some great deals and discount codes while supporting local!

Green Expo Exhibitors

Bass Lake Farms

As a local farming family, at Bass Lake Farms, they believe in the importance of food; empowering our community to grow the food we eat. They have a growing list of locally grown rare, heirloom, native, perennial, and edible seeds.

*Special Event Promo: Sign up for a free Seed Club Membership to receive a 10% discount code towards your order from our online store!

Barrie Urban Gardeners

Barrie Urban Gardeners is a community-led Facebook group that started from a desire to tackle social issues like food security, nutritional food availability, and environmentalism, through education and resources. Their over 2,000 members freely share seeds, food gardening ideas, supplies, and their wealth of knowledge, with the goal of encouraging and teaching others how to grow their own food. 

Cathy's Crawly Composters

Cathy's Crawly Composters (est. 2002) is a sustainable business specializing in vermicomposting. Simple solutions for today's challenges - worm composting to amend the soil, sprouts for eating (grow your own superfood at home work or school) and laughter for overall health and wellness. They offer inspirational workshops, Living Composter, sprout growers, certified organic beans/seeds and Laughter Yoga

Vermicomposting is a great way to make the world's best soil. Discover how worms convert organic matter into nature's finest soil amendment known as castings. Worms are going to play an ever-increasing role in waste management, soil production and therefore food security.

Edible Wild Food

Edible Wild Food's website will teach you about edible weeds, (including aquatic plants), mushrooms, flowers, trees and shrubs. In addition there are dozens of wild food recipes, valuable information about herbal remedies and other related information. offers courses, plant walks, workshops and other unique experiences tailored to the needs of your group. Learn the wonders of natural foods, the tastes of wild plants and the delights in our forests. Shop their online store for wild food softcover books and PDF magazines. Buy or borrow Karen’s Foraging Cookbook.

*Special Event Promo: Purchases two softcover publications and receive three complimentary ($5) PDF magazines. Quote in the 'additional information' box - “Barrie Seedy Saturday".

Gelert Garden Farms

Gelert Garden Farm offers open pollinated and heirloom seeds, sweet potato slips and started plants. They enjoy searching for rare heirloom varieties to make them available and prevent the loss of adaptive and unique types of vegetables. As well, they have Ontario sourced, Certified Organic seed potatoes available. Everything they sell, they grow, except for the seed potatoes, but being a small family farm quantities can be limited. Especially sweet potato slips.

*Special Event Promo: Mention "Barrie Seedy Saturday" on your order (Seed orders only) to receive Free Shipping - with orders of 6 packages or more purchased. (offer expires March 31, 2022)

Hidden Habitat

Hidden Habitat is a native plant nursery that grows wildflowers, grasses and shrubs native to Ontario. They also sell Ontario native wildflower seeds, sustainably harvested from their cultivated fields in Muskoka. They offer ecological landscaping and garden design services. Shop in-person or online.

*Special Event Promo Code: Use code SEEDBPL for 15% off.

Little Food Pantry Project

The Little Food Pantry Project is a collaboration between Barrie Food Bank and local faith communities to help meet the needs of those who are food insecure. Six outdoor pantries located on church properties, are stocked with items such as granola bars, oatmeal packs, soup noodles, peanut butter and crackers, and the local community is encouraged to “Take What You Need and Give What You Can”. A list of the locations and the items needed for the pantries can be found at:

Natural Feel Design

Natural Feel Design was created through a love of gardening and sustainability. Located in Innisfil, the garden is the centre of operations around here. Soaps, moisturizers, lip balms and more! All of the products I make are created using as many homegrown, local, and earth friendly ingredients as possible - and all packaging is reusable or compostable!

*Special Event Promo: Free package of wildflower seeds with any purchase during March.

Oh Beehive

Oh Beehive hand makes beeswax food wraps and reusable bumble bags (reusable produce bags) to replace the single-use plastics in your kitchen and beyond. Shop the store and learn how to care for beeswax wraps. Follow the OBH Blog for fun recipes.

Simcoe County Master Gardeners

Simcoe County Master Gardeners (SCMG) is a volunteer organization of gardening experts providing in-depth sustainable gardening information to the general public. The Simcoe County Master Gardeners offer a wide variety of speaker presentations and demonstrations. Ask your gardening questions with the 'Ask a Master Gardener' form, or get advice from their expert articles. Learn how to join and become a Master Gardener yourself.

Urban Pantry

Urban Pantry is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. They are a collaboration of like-minded individuals and groups working together on community food security (urban agriculture, food skills & food access). Urban Pantry has partnered with the City of Barrie on many Community Gardens. They offer Food Skills Workshops & Community Kitchens as well as Barrie Good Food Box wholesale fresh produce subscriptions. Follow their blog or learn how to get involved.

Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie

Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie (@WBUBarrie) is a locally owned backyard bird feeding and nature specialty store. They specialize in bringing you the most joy out of your backyard bird feeding experience through the highest quality products and the highest level of customer service. Shop in store or online for a wide variety of high quality backyard bird feeding and nature products including: bird food, bird feeders, pole system hardware, bird baths, bird houses, optics, nature centred gifts and more. They offer expert bird feeding advice through a variety of channels including in-store, on Facebook and Instagramvirtual videos and presentations and the Nature Notes Blog