Coronation Hall Cider Mill

Coronation Hall Cider Mill

Graham Family

Apples from Third Line Orchard owned by Greg & Ronda Graham are processed at Historical Coronation Hall. Established in 2003 there are over 1300 apple trees of various varieties. In 2008, Greg & Ronda along with their parents & brothers established Coronation Hall Cider Mill to process & market their apples. The old dance hall has been used to host art shows, theatre and dances. Visitors can enjoy tours of the cider making process, the 1930s dance hall and have tastings in the market store.

Products:

Cider, Flavoured ciders (raspberry, strawberry, cranberry), %5 alcoholic cider, apple baked goods, preserves

Location:

206 River Road, Bristol, QC

Production practices:

preservative free cider

Buy & Savour:

Wakefield Farmers Market, Ottawa Valley Food Co-op, MSRO, Whole Foods, Metro, Loblaws, Giant Tiger, farm gate

Contact:

819-647-2547
norma@coronationhall.com
www.coronationhall.com

 

Dorothy’s Ducks, My Favourite Farm

Dorothy’s Ducks, My Favourite Farm

Dorothy Edwards

Dorothy is raising pastured Ducks, Geese, Chickens, Turkeys, Goats and Lamb for the celebrations in your life. At night the birds and animals are in a secure yard and buildings, but for at least 12 hours per day, they all free range over 10 acres of pasture managed field, and retreat to the woods for shade on hot days.

They eat only grain from Homestead Organics, and never get hormones or antibiotics. The meat from this livestock is really delicious with the best flavour and texture. They all lead a very healthy life that provides delicious, healthy meat for you.

Products:

Ottawa Valley Ducks, Geese, Chickens (meat and eggs), Goat and Lamb

Location:

73 Schoolhouse Road, Pembroke, ON

Production Practices:

Organic practices on the farm, free ranged animals and birds, fed only Homestead Organics grain. Pasture managed.

Buy & Savour:

Home Delivery, Ottawa Christmas Farmer’s Market, Ottawa Valley Food Co-op

Contact:

613-735-5549
myfavouritefarm@gmail.com
www.myfavouritefarm.com

 

Bryson Farms

Bryson Farms

Terry Stewart, Stuart Collins

Bryson Farms, located on land that has been in the Stewart family for generations, has in the past 10 years, become “the largest producer of heirloom organic vegetables in Canada”. An extensive greenhouse operation allows year-round production for weekly delivery to customers throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Everything that Bryson Farms delivers to their current roster of 400 clients is hand picked the previous day, washed, dried and packaged in biodegradable, recyclable or re-usable containers.

Bryson Farms hires staff locally and further supports their community by participating in fundraising activities. These proud pioneers in the organic movement fulfill speaking engagements and informally offer advice in order to share their expertise, experience and enthusiasm.

Products:

certified organic vegetables, mushrooms, fiddleheads

Location:

R.R. #1, Shawville, Quebec

Production Practices:

Organic: heirloom seed, green manure, composting, biodegradable row covers, hand-harvesting, washing and drying, biodegradable, recyclable or re-usable packaging, OCPP/Pro-Cert certified

Buy & Savour:

by order (delivery) & at Parkdale Farmers’ Market (August-October)

Contact:

819-647-6785
info@brysonfarms.com
www.brysonfarms.com

 

Bleuetiere Hector Dignard and Fils

Bleuetiere Hector Dignard and Fils

Michel Dignard & Jeannette Mongeon

There are 35 acres of raspberries and seven acres of blueberries at Bleuetière. Features such as high-bush blueberry and raspberry bushes with row-side benches, picnic tables, refreshments and a kiddie playground, all contribute to the enjoyment of the ‘pick your own’ experience. The Dignard’s recognize the health benefits of eating fresh local fruit and value the opportunity to provide produce that will encourage consumers to become “berry healthy”.

Bleuetière Hector Dignard and Fils is a member of the Ontario Berry Association and the Canadian Farm Management Council. To maintain best production practices, the family participates in George Morris Centre seminars and Agriwebinar conferences. Sticking with family tradition, Michel’s eldest daughter Sonia is currently studying Horticulture at College La Pocatière.

Products:

blueberries, raspberries, honey

Location:

1436 Ste. MarieEmbrun, Ontario

Production Practices:

net protected blueberries, insect traps, windmills for pond aeration, and provincially inspected

Buy & Savour:

at farm-gate & pick your own

Contact:

613-443-2671, 613-443-5244
mdignard@rogers.com
www.BleuetHectorDignard.com

 

Manotick Butcher

The Manotick Butcher

James Watt

The Manotick Village Butcher is a traditional “nose to tail” butchery specializing in locally sourced, dry aged meats. They work with farmers who raise animals sustainably and responsibly without using growth hormones or routine antibiotics. According to James “selling meat from local producers is better for the environment, supports out community and just plain tastes better”.  The Manotick Butcher aims to provide the best, top quality meat at reasonable prices as well as making their own in-store sausages, meat pies, and other prepared foods.  It doesn’t end there, they also carry local milk and eggs and a selection of cheese.

Location:

5556 Unit 2 Main Street, Manotick

Contact:

613-491-1411
james@manotickvillagebutcher.com
www.manotickvillagebutcher.com

 

Rochon Garden

Rochon Garden

Gerry, Diane & Jonathan Rochon

“I love growing,” says Gerry Rochon who is following a family tradition by doing just that. Diane echoes the sentiment. “I find it so rewarding seeing tiny seedlings become plants that produce fruit and vegetables.” Eighteen years of that tradition and passion have today become Rochon Garden where Gerry and Diane grow fruits and vegetables on 150 acres of fields and in a dozen greenhouses.

It takes a team to nurture, harvest and then prepare the produce for sale, so the Rochon Garden ‘family’ expands to include both local and migrant workers during the summer months. From May until October, Diane and other Rochon Garden staffers are familiar vendors at all the major Ottawa area markets. The Rochons are members of OFA and Eastern Ontario Berry Growers associations.

Products:

strawberries, raspberries, salad greens, asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, sweet corn, beans, melons, eggplant, unique cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, and more!

Location:

1101 Yorks Corners Rd., Edwards, Ontario

Production Practices:

crop rotation, drip irrigation, green manure

Buy & Savour:

Byward, Ottawa, Main & North Gower Farmers’ Markets, pick-your-own strawberries

Contact:

613-821-3245, 613-290-9146
K_rochon@rogers.com

 

Raon Kitchen

Raon Kitchen

Hana Jung, Owner / Iruk Cho, Owner & Chef

Since we started our business by selling fermented products such as Kimchi and sauces, which are essential parts of Korean cuisine, at farmers’ market in Ottawa in 2012, we have been expanding our profile by offering a well-known Korean dish, Bibimbap, at a food cart downtown and at farmers’ markets. We are proud to showcase authentic Korean flavors in an approachable way and to work closely with the local community towards environmental sustainability and a healthy life. Raon [ra:on] means ‘greatly pleasing, enjoyable and cheerful’ in Korean. You will be delighted and happy whenever you try our foods.

Savour At:

Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park

Contact:

613-274-0101
raon@raonkitchen.com
www.raonkitchen.com

 

DiversiTea

DiversiTea

Louise Allard and Susan Potter

DiversiTea is entering the fourth year of operation. Every year has seen new teas added to a growing selection. We offer blended teas and tisanes using locally grown and produced ingredients and herbs.

We blend in small batches using organic teas from different regions of the world along with organic green and red rooibos from South Africa.

Savour At:

176 Flat Sedge Cres., Gloucester, ON K1T 0G9

Contact:

613-425-1301
info@diversitea.ca
www.diversitea.ca

 

Amandine Baked Goods

Amandine Baked Goods

Elena Slatculescu

“I was raised on a vineyard in Romania”, explains Elena Slatculescu. “Now, my garden in Kanata has become a retreat where I still grow grapes, sour cherries, apples, plums, and seasonal vegetables for my family”. Proud to continue family traditions, Elena incorporates homegrown fruits in a variety of decadent Romanian desserts and preserves that can’t be found anywhere else in Ottawa.

Traditional Romanian desserts, such as brânzoaice(cheese pastries) and pască (cheese brioche), originated from Ancient Roman influences while other popular cakes (Amandine, Savarine), cookies (butter-walnut), panettone/brioches (cozonac), confectioneries (Turkish Delight), and preserves (sour cherry, plum) are a fusion of French, German-Austrian, Ottoman and Eastern European influences. Elena started Amandine Baked Goods to introduce Ottawa to the unique cuisine of her Romanian heritage.

Savour At:

Ottawa Farmers’ Market (1015 Bank Street)

Contact:

(613) 618-6536
elena@slatculescu.ca
www.facebook.com/AmandineBakedGoods