Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network / Réseau agroalimentarie de l'est ontarien

Shop Local

Shopping locally, especially for food and beverage does wonders. Discover the great food and beverages, the unique flavours, and the beautiful people behind it all.

Buying local food builds the local economy for mutual prosperity. It supports small scale family farms and food artisans. It grounds you in local identity and flavours. It creates bonds and relationships between producers and consumers. 

This beautiful photo is courtesy of the Vankleek Hill Farmers Market.

Learn more about the benefits of a local food economy.

According to CBC Ottawa, local growers say they're anticipating even more demand for their products this season, as the pandemic continues to influence people's buying and eating habits. (Photo courtesy of Leela Ramachandran and CBC Ottawa.)

Find your local farmer and food artisan on the food asset map for eastern Ontario. They are all open for direct sales to consumers. Some vendors sell at other retail locations and/or local farmers markets. Some vendors will deliver to your home. Some farms offer venues for special events.

 

Meet the farmers and food artisans at central location such as farmers' markets. Some farmers markets are only open seasonally, so come back later to find more markets to visit from May through October.

The Vankleek Hill Farmers Market is open year round, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, on Derby Ave in VankLeek Hill.
The Ottawa Farmers Market at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa is open year round on Sundays from 10am to 3pm.
The Ottawa Organic Farmers Market at the Riverside United Church in Ottawa is open year round, on Saturdays from 10 am to noon.
The Ottawa Markets' Byward Farmers Market is open year round.

 

 

Look for these dedicated local food counters at selected retail outlets in the region: