Savour Ottawa

Local food is at the heart of a healthy and thriving
sustainable regional food system

Savour Ottawa Buy Local Food Guide

Savour Ottawa is a collaborative project that:

    • develops and promotes Ottawa and environs as a premier, year-round culinary tourism destination, with diverse offerings of local foods and experiences for local and visiting patrons; 
    • works to advance, promote and enable the actors, businesses and social enterprises that are re-building the local food economy.

By connecting local farmers with restaurateurs, craft processors who use their products, local retailers and farmers’ markets where they can sell—and cross-promoting all to local food eaters—Savour Ottawa encourages a healthy economy where eaters’ dollars directly support the farms and farmers who feed them, and those dollars recirculate in our region to the many businesses that supply and purchase products from our local farms. This helps to build a diverse and resilient local economy that will only benefit future generations.

Savour Ottawa supports regional farming business and social enterprises, no matter what stage of development, whether just starting out, looking to expand, changing course with new technologies and/or products, or responding to the needs of the next generation—including:

    • assistance to transition to online sales, marketing, delivery;
    • support for new farmers from planning through development, including access to land, capital and training;
    • training on specialized skills to develop and enhance current production (greenhouse, value-added micro-food processing);
    • support for New Canadians looking to start an agricultural venture in Canada or work on a local farm, via the New Roots program;
    • support for farms looking to increase revenues through agri-tourism;
    • promotion of local farms in the region who sell food directly through farmers’ markets and/or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 
    • peer-to-peer education opportunities

In collaboration with:

  • City of Ottawa’s Economic Development and Long-Range Planning Services Branch 
  • Ottawa Tourism

Partnering with:

Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network
Ottawa Valley Food Co-op
Table de Concertation Alimentation de l’Outaouais
NFU Ottawa Local 362
NFU Kingston Local 316
Prescott-Russell Tourism 
City of Cornwall 
Loving Spoonful (Kingston)