Westboro’s Flavours of Ottawa Holiday Market – Supporting Local Food Artisans
OTTAWA ─ Ottawa foodies will not want to miss the second annual Flavours of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Market on Saturday, December 13th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. George’s Parish Hall at 415 Piccadilly Ave. in Westboro and sponsored by Diane Allingham & Jennifer Stewart and neighbourhood real estate brokers at Royal LePage.
A diverse group of 24 of Ottawa’s celebrated food artisans will be selling their products including, cake pops, macarons, cookies, pies, tortieres, teas, jams, chutneys, salsas, chocolates, honey, salad dressings and gluten free baked goods. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your holiday entertaining and gift giving needs. We are delighted to welcome some new vendors including Nat’s Bread, Texas Heat (salsa), Meow! That’s Hot (hot sauce), The Sweet Shot (flavoured drink syrup), I Deal Coffee, and Spread the Love Jams.
Be sure to come hungry so you can sample the gourmet products and stay for lunch served out of the Ottawa Streat Gourmet food truck.
Admission to the holiday food markets is free, but donations are welcome for the Parkdale Food Centre. “It is important for us to support a local organization in the community. The local food banks fit the bill because it is natural for a group of food producers to give to an organization that feeds people in the area,” explains Nicola Maule, the event organizer from connection360.
This event is organized by the Ottawa Specialty Food Association (OSFA) founded early in 2012. “We wanted to form an organization that supports local food creators,” explains Andrew Craig of Major Craig’s Chutney. “Our dream is for the OSFA to help mentor new food artisans, get better prices from supplies and promote more established food artisans with events such as Flavours of Ottawa: Holiday Food Markets.”
So if you only make it out to one holiday fair this season, why not come and support Ottawa’s local artisan food vendors at Flavours of Ottawa: Westboro on December 13th. You will come away with delicious gourmet products that will tantalize the taste buds of your friends and family this holiday season.