Local Food Hubs in Eastern Ontario
Food producers in Eastern Ontario often work together, co-market, distribute, and re-sell each other's products. It is a great way for consumers to find a wider range of local products in one location, for small producers to find another channel to market, and for larger producers to expand their offering with other local products and be more attractive to customers.
Members of the EOAN and other food and beverage operators are invited to reach out to these leaders who are offering the following initiatives, to join their activity, and develop your own business by working with them.
Les Fruits du Poirier" in St-Eugène operates a mixed orchard and fruit farm, an inspected kitchen to produce value added products from crops, and a retail store to sell his products. Robert Poirier is looking for other local products from fellow producers to stock his store.
Discover their local permaculture farm where they grow a variety of therapeutical superfruit that you cannot find in your local grocery store. Their organically-driven farm has lots of activities to choose from including pick-your-own fruits.
Fiat Farm in Russell is a local and sustainable food source for our community. It is also a place that fosters collaboration and authentic connection.
Fiat Farm hosts a Spring farm Bazaar and a Fall Harvest Celebration. They invite local farmers and artisanal vendors who value community and sustainability to join them for the celebrations, sell to the public, and build your respective business.
Chateau Glengarry features retirement living in picturesque Alexandria, centered between Ottawa and Montreal, close to where the action is, far enough to get away from it all. All meals are freshly prepared daily on the premises.
The home is making an important shift to purchase more local materials to produce more food for the community. They are keen on sourcing quality flavourful local products from their neighbours.
The Mariposa Farm in Plantagenet is a mixed farm that specializes in the production of ducks, geese and pork. On a smaller scale, the farm also produces vegetables, beef, eggs and flowers. In addition to offering our its Mariposa ducks, geese, pork and vegetables, they offer a wide selection of top-quality food produced locally on a small-scale by passionate farmers and entrepreneurs.
Hidden Trails Farm in Rockland is a happy producer and distributor of fresh wholesome regenerative local meats, produce and food products. All animals are rotationally grazed on pasture or in the forest and fed organic feed.
Hidden Trails Farm operates a small scale organic farm doing door-to-door deliveries weekly across Rockland and Ottawa while carrying an array of products from other local producers.
Cornerstone Organics in Long Sault is a producer and distributor of locally-grown, organic food. They deliver vegetables to 30 CSA members once per week. It now has three greenhouses. They sell vegetable seedlings in the spring, produce all summer long, and apples from the orchard in the fall, plus teas, garlic and their own honey.
In 2020, they opened an online hub for local vendors with the ability to deliver vegetables to customers and offer amazing local products from all over SDG.