See also, My Real Food Sources. I place an emphasis on pastured animals and organic produce when selecting my food sources. Some may choose local over organic, but I choose organic first. That said, I have discovered just how many great farmers we have around Ottawa and how much we can get here both local and organic. I’m listing here the farmers who I know are raising pastured animals and organic produce. Most of these I have bought from or at least talked to at markets or through emails.
**Look for these vendors at many of the farmers markets around Ottawa
Ashton Glen Farm (Beef by the cut) www.ashtonglenfarm.ca
BearBrook Farm (whole chickens, chicken pieces, wild turkey breast, duck breast & legs, pork, variety of meats, sausages and game meats, gluten-free) www.bearbrookfarm.com
Bob Dobson’s Beef – email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dobsonfarm.com
Canreg Station Pasture Dairy (best lamb ever, I buy in bulk often) – Josef Regli www.pasturedairy.com/
Elk Ranch http://www.elkranch.com (great burgers, stews etc)
Funny Duck Farms (lamb, eggs, kefir, etc) – www.funnyduckfarms.com
Miskin Meadows (pork, lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, goat) – www.miskinmeadows.com
Totally Natural Beef – L.J. Helferty www.totallynaturalbeef.ca
Trillium Meadows Red Deer & Wild Boar Farm: 613-678-1679 email@example.com
Upper Canada Heritage Meats (heritage pork) www.uppercanadaheritagemeat.ca
Canreg Station Pasture Dairy (sheep milk cheeses) – Josef Regli www.pasturedairy.com
Given the legal problems that raw dairy farmers are having in Canada, I won’t post information about who is selling raw milk. Contact me if you are looking for a source in Ottawa.
Bryson Farms – Home Delivery CSA (Local CSA, fruits, vegetables)www.brysonfarms.com
Connaught Acres – Home Delivery Basket (Local CSA, produce, eggs) www.connaughtacres.ca/index.html
Life Organic – Home Delivery Basket (Mots local/regional, fruit, vegetables, dairy, eggs, coffee) www.lifeorganic.ca
Ottawa Organics – Home Delivery Service (Most local/regional, fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, cereals) www.ottawaorganics.com
Roots and Shoots Farm – Vegetable CSA www.rootsandshootsfarm.com
Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables
**Note: not all these farms are certified organic but they strive to use the most natural methods possible.
Dekok Family Berry Farm – strawberries, raspberries, apples www.dekokberryfarm.com
Rubicon Farms – blueberries, many varieties, fully Organic See their Facebook Page for info
**Note: Not all vendors at the market sell organic produce or meat, make sure to ask them what their farming practices are like!
Carp Farmers Market – www.carpfarmersmarket.com
Cumberland Farmers Market – www.cumberlandfarmersmarket.ca
Kanata Farmers Market – www.kanatafarmersmarket.ca
Main Street Farmers Market – www.mainfarmersmarket.org
Orleans Farmers Market – satellite of the main Ottawa farmers market
Ottawa Farmers Market – Westboro www.ottawafarmersmarket.ca
Ottawa Organic Farmers Market – Open year round! Heron & Bank www.oofmarket.ca
Vankleek Hill Farmers Market – www.vankleekhillfarmersmarket.ca
Eastern Ontario Local Food Co-op – Organic produce & meat www.easternontariolocalfood.org