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Join the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op for the fourth annual Feast of the Farms dinner and fundraising auction event - part of Pembroke’s Sno-Spree on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 5 - 9 pm at the Calvin United Church Hall, 276 Church St, Pembroke. 


Local food lovers will have a unique opportunity to taste delicious Ottawa Valley flavours done up with an delicately spiced exotic flair, when chef Garth Watterson, prepares and serves a mouthwatering three course Asian Fusion sit-down meal using ingredients from Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative local food producers.

Enjoy some live music as you delight your senses with the sights, smells and tastes of Asian fusion foods beautifully displayed and lightly seasoned. You will have a chance to taste dishes like; green scallion crepes with roasted duck and micro greens, salad rolls with shaved beef and herbs, mild creamy chicken curry with seasonal vegetables and sides of flavourful and distinctive dips and sauces, topped off with baked apple roses with sweet corn pudding garnished with spun maple sugar and a coconut reduction- and many more dishes to savour! 


This will also be a great chance to try a glass or two of some local craft brews like; Square Timber’s Timber Crib Pale Ale and Deacons Seat Wheat Beer, along with Whitewater Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter and their Midnight Stout. As well at the cash bar you will find a fine selection of Ontario wines, and local non-alcoholic beverages including freshly brewed locally roasted coffee. 


Following dinner the fundraising live auction with auctioneer Mike O’Grady is guaranteed to entertain. There will be plenty of chances to bid on a wide array of interesting and creative auction items including; a weekend at an off-grid cottage, cross country ski lessons, local food baskets, a beer and pizza night, gift certificates for massages, guitar lessons, and gift certificates for the Whitewater Brew pub – the list goes on! AND all successful bidders will also receive a free lifetime membership to the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative, to keep or give away.


The event will begin at 5pm with drinks and auction item viewing until 6pm.  The sit-down three-course meal begins at 6pm and runs until 8pm. The auction will start at 8pm – don’t miss out, this will be a local food night to remember!


A limited number of tickets are available at $50.00 per person and can be purchased from the City of Pembroke Recreation Department located inside the Pembroke Memorial Centre, or by emailing the coordinator, Cheryl Keetch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contacting her by phone at 613-756-3884.

This event is made possible with financial assistance from the City of Pembroke and support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Approximately thirty members of the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative elected a new board at the co-operative’s Annual General Meeting, on Wednesday May 6th.  We do however, still have openings for more board members. If interested, contact us.
Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative 2015 Board members, left to right: Heidi Downy, Lynne Epps, Jessica Fuller, Bob Dobson, Joanne McManus (Treasurer), Kathleen Lindhorst (Vice President), Dan McCarthy (President), Chris Tanner (Secretary).


For More Information about the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative contact:

Cheryl Keetch

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Supporting local, sustainable agriculture is so important to us and the OVFC makes it remarkably easy to do so. It’s wonderful that we have the chance to reconnect with the community that we know and love even though we’re no longer living right in the valley.  The Co-op is one of the things we miss most about Renfrew County, so I was more than delighted to learn that you were adding a pick-up location in Ottawa. 

Sara Kowalski MacLellan

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