Evans Family Farms
John & Chris Evans
John Evans has been a beef cattle farmer in the Pontiac for most of his life. Growing up in Ottawa, John spent his summers on the family farm before eventually moving there to raise a family and take over the operation. Along with his wife Judi, John is responsible for the day-to-day. With the help of their partners, son Chris and daughter Jordan plan for and manage the overall sustainability of the farm.
Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Evans Family Farms is situated between the banks of the mighty Ottawa River and the meandering Rivière Noire (Black River). The gentle rolling hills and largely forested landscapes of the property offer a balance between agricultural opportunities to produce local food and wilderness preservation that adds to long-term ecological integrity.
John and son Chris tell stories of life on the farm through the photographs they share on social media, which offers customers a more intimate connection to the food they produce. The natural environment remains biologically diverse, complete with large predator and prey relationships, numerous bird species, and reptiles all living on or migrating through the property.
Ferme Brylee Farm
Brian & Lisa: Co-Owners
Since 2009, Brylee farm offers country style dining meals. The Maloney family’s heritage barn was transformed into a dining hall where we offer a unique culinary experience. The meat on the menu comes from our farm and is cooked on the famous Parilla, which is an argentine barbeque. This barbeque is a big attraction in our region. 90% of our menu is local products. We can accommodate groups from 10-100 people in our dining room. If you would like more information or you would like to reserve a date for a group please contact us.
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Welcome! We invite you to visit Fairmont Château Laurier for a truly Canadian dining experience. Our Executive Chef and his team have created menus as magnificent as the hotel itself. Whether you are meeting friends, business associates, or just hoping to break away from the everyday, our Ottawa restaurants offer exceptional fine dining experiences.
For a one of a kind Ottawa dining experience, Wilfrid’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wilfrid’s is an Ottawa restaurant with views of Parliament Hill, fresh and local ingredients, and sustainable menu offerings.
Zoe’s, the Château’s beautifully revitalized lounge, offers signature cocktails and light bites. Or take part in the very popular Afternoon Tea – freshly baked scones, homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream are the highlights of our Afternoon Tea service, prepared tableside.
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Étienne Brûlé is an Ecocert-certified organic brewpub in the heart of Embrun offering beer and locally-sourced food. We brew an excellent variety of beers on site. If it’s for visiting the brewery, experimenting our regular and explorer series beers, or tasting our different varieties of paninis and our home made Smoked ribs, pull pork or maple Salmon, Étienne Brûlé Brewery is the ideal place for group events or for a night out with friends. We are able to accommodate 72 people inside and 30 people on the patio.
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David Godsoe, Executive Chef
As a young proud Canadian, Chef Dave is putting his own stamp on the food, highlighting the best of what Canada has to offer. He is defining what Canadian food is and finding creative ways of transforming ingredients and creating flavour profiles and components, pulling inspiration from around the world and proudly keeping it Canadian.
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Marc Lepine, Owner & Chef
After 3 years of culinary school, Marc Lepine spent time working in Toronto, France, and Italy, before accepting his first executive chef position with Bartlett Lodge in Algonquin Park in 1998. Marc decided to move to Ottawa in 2001 with the intent to eventually open a restaurant. He received his sommelier certification from Algonquin College and spent 6 years working as executive chef for the Courtyard Restaurant, where he was twice named ‘Ottawa Chef of the Year’ by the Canadian Culinary Federation. Marc decided it was time to open Atelier in 2008, and while the restaurant was preparing to launch, Marc went to stage at Alinea Restaurant in Chicago. In February 2012, and then again in February 2016, Marc was named the Canadian Culinary Champion after winning gold at the finals in Kelowna, BC. In 2018, he was named ‘Canada’s Most Innovative Chef’ by Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants magazine.
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Art Is In Bakery
Kevin Mathieson, Co-Owner & Chef
Kevin Mathieson is a classically trained pastry chef with serious
chops in the kitchen. He and his wife Stephanie, created this
bakery as a place to nourish their shared passion for food. Our
promise? To try relentlessly to improve our craft. Every day.
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Amberwood Lounge And Eatery
Jason Potvin, Co-Owner & Executive Chef
Jason’s food steals the show for any ALE dining experience. He brings innovation and creativity to all of his culinary creations, along with elegant plating and attention to detail. Capable of cooking any style of food, Jason often prepares custom menus for special events. With over 30 years of experience in restaurants, Jason is the backbone of ALE.
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Indian Creek Orchard Gardens
Marisa Buccione & Scott Sigurdson
Indian Creek Orchard Gardens is an organically managed micro farm, intimate in scale. We are nestled on five acres along the shores of Indian Creek, just outside Pakenham. At Indian Creek Orchard Gardens we are experimenting with a hybrid of permaculture, agroforestry and organic farming principles. Our vegetables are alley cropped between rows of fruit trees, bush fruits and aisles of grape vines. We have purposefully left tracts of our farm wild, especially on the creekside.
We value what nature brings to the table and attempt to work with it, bringing our intervention to a minimum. We favour low tech, 100% natural, cultural and biological practices over chemical and heavily mechanized ones. Some of what we are attempting to do is tried and true and a lot of it not so much. Every day in the garden is a lesson.
Our goal is to provide a satisfying stream of safe, organic, wholesome fruit and vegetables for our community the whole growing season long.
|Amaranth, Arugula, Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Corn, Chilipoti Onions, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Onions, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Kale, Mache, Microgreens, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Onions, Radish, Spinach, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and Zucchini.
|919 Sugar Bush Road, Pekenham, ON K0A 2X0
|Permaculture, agroforestry, organic (non-certified)
Buy & Savour:
|CSA, Farm stand, Ottawa Farmer’s Market, Carleton Place Farmer’s Market