The region we live in is incredible for food—we can find local vegetables, eggs, fruit, honey, grains, microgreens and so much more practically in our backyards. The local farmers and growers that provide Ottawa with all of this fresh, local produce is a very long list. When you add in the food makers—those chefs and makers who create everything from barbeque sauce to jam to preserves—that list gets even longer.
To celebrate all of this, Apartment613 is focusing our annual Support Local campaign on food. And our kick-off event is just two weeks away!
On May 15, we’re hosting #Grow613 Daytogether with our friends CHUO 89.1 FM and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Down at Makerspace North from 11am-4pm, you’ll find a huge variety of farmers, growers, makers and more—plus some delicious food (of course!).
Sara from Top Shelf Preserves will do a demo of how she makes her tasty treats. Britannia Backyard Edibles will give a quick talk about their microgreens (so delicious), while just a few doors down Beyond the Pale will be giving away hops for you to grow—and then add to a batch of their beer!
Ottawa City Woodshop and Ottawa Tool Library will also be running workshops on how to build a planter out of a skid. Combined they will be offering four workshops throughout the day. Each workshop has a limited capacity of 8 people. Tickets are available in advance for $30. Sign up now to ensure a spot!
There will also be a spot for the kids to decorate their own plant pot and start a few seeds.
So basically, there’s no excuse not to come—if you’re into food, curious about where it comes from, or want to learn more about growing in the city, come on out!
Admission is free except for the workshops!