Savour Ottawa Chef/ Media Farm Tours
- Monday, 23 August 2010 04:52
- Written by Jantine Van Kregten
Last year, Savour Ottawa, an initiative that links local farmers and local chefs, hosted two Chef / Media Farm Tours, where we invited travel and food journalists and Savour Ottawa member chefs to a daytrip in Ottawa’s countryside to visit three different Savour Ottawa farms. We’re doing it again this year!
On Monday, September 13 and Monday, September 27, we’re hosting two different tours. We’ll meet in the ByWard Market for breakfast and quick tour, then head out on the road. We’ll visit three farms, and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by The Branch Restaurant. We’ll return to the ByWard Market in the mid- to late afternoon.
Limited places are available to travel and culinary journalists (including bloggers). We’re sorry but this tour is NOT available for the general public. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to media(at)ottawatourism.ca with your name, contact info, outlets and preferred date. Please note that the number of places on the tour is limited so participation is not guaranteed. We will confirm your participation as early as possible.
See what last year’s participants had to say:
Savour Ottawa is overseen by Ottawa Tourism, the City of Ottawa (rural affairs and markets management) and Just Food, an organization that works closely with farmers and on sustainable agricultural practices.
Restaurants, caterers and retailers who join Savour Ottawa have shown a commitment to sourcing local food, which is identified as coming from inside the boundaries of the City of Ottawa, any county that touches the borders of Ottawa or from the Outaoauis region in neighbouring Québec.