Our Impact

The Ottawa Farmers' Market works to give back to the the vibrant communities that support us!

With the help of our Community Partners we connect more neighbours with good food, champion local artists, and create positive social impact. See below for our 2023 Impact so far!

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Lionhearts Food Rescue Partner

1030+ kgs of Local Food Rescued To Date!

Lionhearts is our official food rescue partner! Every Sunday, they collect unsold, quality produce and food products from the Lansdowne Market. This food is distributed to local agencies that support our most vulnerable friends and neighbours.

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Community Event Partners

Local Organizations, Big Impact!

So far this season, we have had the pleasure of hosting several events led by organizations in our community. These events brought new community members, experiences, knowledge, and fundraising opportunities to our Markets!

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July 2023

We hosted a Strawberry Sundae Funraiser for our food rescue partner Lionhearts, where we raised over $1600!

Summer 2023

The Master Gardeners have been giving out free expert gardening advice to Market patrons. Let’s get gardening!

August 2022

The OFM partnered with the Capital Ukrainian Festival to bring a Ukrainian Market to Ottawa featuring food booths, cultural demonstrations, and more!

BIA & Community Association Partners

Building Community Together

Thank you to the BIAs and Community Associations local to each of our markets for being a connector between the Ottawa Farmers' Market and the community!

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