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 impact from January 2023 to now!
Lionhearts Food Rescue Partner
2,280+ kg 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.
Local Events, Big Impact!
We have had the pleasure of hosting several events in collaboration with local organizations and community members. These events brought new people, experiences, knowledge, and fundraising opportunities to our Markets!
To celebrate Halloween, the OFM hosted a Kids Market! 24 entrepreneurial young vendors between the ages of 6-15 prepared spooky treats and creative crafts to sell alongside the Lansdowne Market. They got the full Market Vendor experience and had fun doing it!
In honour of International Chef’s Day, OFM farmers donated fresh fall produce to the Ottawa Mission. This produce was used by Chefs Ric, Jesse & Phil to prepare 1,000 meals for our neighbors while also mentoring students in the Food Service Training Program.
At the Barrhaven Market Harvest Fest, we ran a fundraiser for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard and raised almost $1,000.
We hosted a Strawberry Sundae Funraiser for our food rescue partner Lionhearts, where we raised over $1600!
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!