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More Fresh and Local Food Options in Ottawa

Hi Ottawa – are you still hibernating? Spring kicks off tomorrow and we want to help you break out of winter mode. Let’s celebrate this new season with a Panoramic Properties blog post focusing on local food options around the city.  As things get growing, there will be more and more available so keep in mind that not all of these locations may be in full swing just yet.  We hope this serves as a great springtime resource to all residents in our Ottawa apartment community.

 

Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market

 

This organic market is open all year round. Grab an organic fair trade coffee and browse the many vendors. We recommend chatting with the farmers and artisans for great advice on health and nutrition. The Ottawa Organic Market is a full service market, so bring your own bags and stock up on fresh local foods no matter the season.

 

Open Year-round, Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
Canada Care Medical Centre (located behind the Canadian Tire), 1644 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

 

Just Food: Buy Local, Grow Local Food Guide

 

Use this great online resource to plan a shopping or day trip in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This is a comprehensive directory for local businesses, farmers, restaurants, retailers and community gardens. Search for what you’re looking for and save favourites. We love this resource because it lets you source by producer, restaurant, production practice or even by products.

 

Offerings: Certified Organic, Non-Certified Organic, Conventional and Certified Biodynamic products.

 

Maple Sugar Festival

 

Mmm, we can’t write about local food offerings without mentioning our favourite, Maple Syrup! Ottawa is currently hosting the Maple Sugar Festival with fun-filled activities for all ages. With pancakes, sugar shack brunch, sleigh rides and live entertainment this is a perfect way to send off winter and welcome spring. On top of the delicious Ottawa region syrups you’ll also find a 1k and 5k run and maple taffy!

 

Offerings: Maple syrup, maple syrup and more maple syrup!
Sunday March 17- Sunday March 24, 2013
Parc Richelieu, 300 Avenue des Peres Blancs, Ottawa

 

We’ve previously covered some of the farmers’ markets nearby our Baseline Court Apartments, check out our blog post from September for full details and some great tips on shopping at the markets.  The Ottawa Start Website also features a great guide to the various Farmers’ Markets around the city. Use their guide when market season kicks off in May.

 

Are we missing something? If you have great tips for local food that you’d like to share with the Panoramic Properties community online; leave your comments below.

 

Central to Ottawa’s vibrant community, Panoramic Properties owns and operates the beautiful Baseline Court apartments. The condo-style suites have modern touches and open concept European Design, Romeo & Juliet balconies, updated flooring and stunning kitchens with newer appliances. For more details on availability call: 613-224-1896 or Toll free: 1-855-371-1201.