The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative is a networking project for local food producers and consumers, whereby local consumers can connect with and buy from local food producers.
If you live in the Upper Ottawa Valley and would like to buy and/or sell locally produced food through our monthly online ordering and distribution system, please sign up by clicking on the 'Join' link to the left.
For more info on the co-op, download the OVFC Brochure.
Also, check out our listing of Upper Ottawa Valley Farmers' Markets for more local food buying opportunities in a town near you.
OVFC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Mark your Calendar:
Ottawa Valley Food Co-op's Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Thursday April 25th 2013
5:30 to 6:45 Meet and Greet with FREE Local Food.
7:00 to 9:00 Annual General Meeting.
Wesley United Church, 275 Pembroke St. E., at the William St. entrance (across from the courthouse). You may need to park around back in the big parking lot (ignore the permit signs, they apply only on weekdays), since there is only space for two or three vehicles at the small parking area near the William St. entrance.
The OVFC is Looking for a New Treasurer
The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative (OVFC) is an innovative non-profit organization with a vision of a local, sustainable food system in the Ottawa Valley. Its mission is to provide a marketing network in the Ottawa Valley for locally grown or processed foods and other locally made products for the mutual benefit of our producer and consumer members.
The OVFC is seeking a Treasurer who will also become a Board Member. This has been a volunteer position with reimbursement available for mileage. Remuneration is negotiable. The Treasurer's responsibilities include: managing the bank account, reporting to the board on the financial matters of the OVFC, overseeing the bookkeeper, and participating in the internal audits and budget process.
Ideally, the new Treasurer is an experienced business person with good financial understanding. Proficiency with spreadsheets and Simply Accounting are beneficial. This person plays a key role as the OVFC evaluates its activities and possible growth plans. You do not need to be an OVFC member to apply but you will be familiar with the web site, www.ottawavalleyfood.org and support the OVFC vision.
If this opportunity to contribute to a great local community initiative interests you, please send your resume or bio to email@example.com.
Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley
The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative, in collaboration with the Ottawa River Institute, has produced a wonderful 17 page booklet for Upper Ottawa Valley local food lovers! The free guide includes listings, locations, and contact details for Ottawa Valley Food Producer Members, Farmers' Markets, Pick-Your-Own Farms and Local Food Producers across the Upper Ottawa Valley. A valuable resource for finding and purchasing delicious and nutritious local foods!
Download it in PDF form here:
- Cover pages (2.8MB)
- Pages 1 to 17 (1.2MB)
- Text only contact & location information for all listings (300KB)
- The map (21.7MB)
'The Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley' will also be available at these upcoming events:
- OVFC Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 11, 2012, 7 PM, at Wesley United Church, Pembroke.
- Delivery Days at Wesley United Church, Pembroke, 8 AM - noon, 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month.
The Ottawa Valley Food Co-op gratefully acknowledges funding from: The Government of Canada’s Eastern Ontario Development Program, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and administered by the Community Futures Development Corporation serving Renfrew County. The County of Renfrew and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.