Introducing… Ottawa’s Locavore Artisan Food Fair!

Nicola Maule is an event planner who is always trying to bring a bit more excitement to Ottawa.

In recent years I have been struggling with the overwhelming commercialization of Christmas. Everywhere I turn, I feel as though I am bombarded with ads for new technology gadgets and latest toys.  This year, my eight year old’s letter to Santa this year  consisted only of items that started with an “i”! 

So instead of hunting for the latest electronics, I have been cruising the local craft shows for items that have been made with love and care for my loved ones.

So, I can recommend to you one fair that is not to be missed this December – the Ottawa Locavore Artisan Food Fair. On Saturday December 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 26 of Ottawa’s finest artisan food producers will be gathered at Memorial Hall at 39 Dufferin Rd. in New Edinburgh (part of the new Crichton Cultural Community Centre).

The locally made gourmet products will include cookies, pies, breads, macaroons, tortieres, teas, coffees, jams, chutneys, marinades, salsa, olive oils, granola, cheeses, soups, chocolates, ice creams, mustards, take home meals and gluten free baking – all wonderful gifts that will also reduce the stress of your holiday cooking and shopping.

Wood-fired pizza from The Flatbread Pizza Company (Photo Credit: Gen Brisson)

There will be lots of sampling of the products and the on-site café will be serving delicious soups all day long and The Flatbread Pizza Company will have their wood burning oven outside the hall making irresistible pizza that will make you dream of Italy!

Some of Ottawa’s well known food artisans that will be there such as Life of Pie, Pascale’s Ice Cream, Art-is-in Bakery and Rochef Chocolatier. Just think you can get all your holiday shopping done in one day, in one place and know that you are supporting the local Ottawa food scene.

Also, you can be sure that your taste buds will thank you too!

Admission to the fair is free and there will be a silent auction at the fair with products donated by the vendors. The proceeds will go to the School Breakfast Program which feeds 11,000 children in Ottawa every day.

Thanks Nicola! For more information visit: www.ottawaLAFF.ca.