Christmas farmers' markets in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:58
Have family in Ottawa? Those who travel to Ontario for the holidays this year may be wondering where they can get all the food they need for the impending festivities, whether they're shopping around for a succulent ham or just need basic ingredients for a side salad. Throughout the month of December, visitors can make their way to any number of farmers' markets in Ottawa and surrounding areas to find the perfect dish for their holiday meals.
Locavore Artisan Food Fair
On Saturday, December 8, visitors can choose from dozens of local vendors at Memorial Hall as they display their finest goods fit for the most decadent holiday dinner. Baked goods, homemade preserves and delicious chocolates are just a few of the items visitors can expect to purchase during this five-hour-long event. The Salty Don and SuzyQ Doughnuts are definite must-sees, because their incredible offerings are getting a lot of attention in the Canadian capital.
North Gower Farmers' Market Annual Christmas Sale
Need a last-minute Christmas gift before driving to the family's house? The North Gower Farmers' Market Annual Christmas Sale takes place just in the nick of time on December 1, so visitors can stock up on stocking stuffers and food items both. Attendees can also donate non-perishable canned goods to help those in need this holiday season.
Metcalfe Farmers' Market
The special Christmas market put on by the village of Metcalfe is not just a farmers' market, it's also a great day activity for first-time Ottawa visitors. This charming town is brimming with kind locals who want to share their fine goods with people around the world. From fresh produce and rich honeys to jewellery and apparel, this market is an ideal place to make some unique purchases for Christmas gifts.
Westboro Holiday Food Market
For two Sundays in December, Churchill Avenue of Westboro will be filled with vendors selling all sorts of holiday-themed goods. Be sure to try as many samples as possible before making a purchase - sometimes the assortment of choices can be overwhelming! As a culinary hotspot in the city of Ottawa, the Westboro neighbourhood is sure to put on a street festival that will satisfy every foodie’s palate.