Exhibitors of the day included small farm producers with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs offering regular organic food baskets for consumers; urban gardeners; beekeepers; promoters of wild edible plants; folks offering a variety of ecological gardening and homesteading workshops and programs in the community; and groups committed to supporting local, sustainable, organic food producers. See below for a full list of exhibitors.
A series of workshops was also offered, including “Growing your Own Sprouts” facilitated by Indigo Holley, "Homemade Wine" facilitated by Helmut Kuhn, and "DIY Home Greywater Systems" facilitated by Alister and Brittany from Roots2Fruits. The Festival included a fantastic potluck dinner, which a volunteer team from the Fellowship managed exceptionally well. Following dinner, the film ”Land Awakening” was shown. The film encourages all of us to reconnect with the land around us and become more aware of how food comes to our tables.
Much gratitude goes out to our amazing volunteers: Stefan Wesche, Joe Pouliot, and Marilynn Kuhn and her team from the Unitarian Fellowship.
The Festival of Local Food was co-organized by Indigo Holley of Indigo’s Nuts, and Brittany Boychuk and Alister Augé of Roots2Fruits.
Notre petite ferme - Our Little Farm
Canadian Organic Growers
Aster Lane Edibles
Good Food Box
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa