Awaken your senses and indulge in the pure beauty of rural Ottawa with Agri 150, a new Ottawa 2017 program stewarded by Just Food. More than 20 unique one-day outdoor events will take place over the course of the year in the following communities: West Carleton-March, Stittsville, Cumberland, Osgoode and Rideau Goulbourn.
Some examples of Agri 150 experiences include, among others:
Wine and Words Tour
Participants will visit several local wineries to sample area wines paired with local cheeses and other canapes. In partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival, at each stop, a local author or storyteller will entertain with passages that reflect the rural landscape and way of life.
This cycling tour will showcase tastes and innovations in environmental sustainability in rural Ottawa, including an off-grid farm, a conservation area, solar installations and greenhouse vegetable production. At each stop, participants will enjoy locally produced treats while interacting with expert tour guides.
Rural Fair Experiences
Working with farmers, producers and growers, rural fairs highlight local history and current food and farm culture. Agri 150 will ensure through marketing initiatives that even more residents and visitors alike will learn about rural resources and celebrate the distinct rural nature of the community in a fun and interactive way.
More details about the program and ticket information will be available in the coming months.