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December 11, 2014: Summer Re-visits Kitchissippi; New initiative provides all-season produce.

December 11, 2014: Summer Re-visits Kitchissippi;
New initiative provides all-season produce.

By Phoebe Berkeley

The Parkdale Market was established in 1924 as a seasonal outdoor market running between April and October. The market provides local farmers with the opportunity to sell their produce in the heart of Kitchissippi.

Three years ago, the market expanded with the creation of the Field House, allowing farmers to sell their local produce all year round. The addition of the small building means that dairy products, baked goods, and meats can now be offered for sale. And now, the same Field House has become the pick-up point for Savour Ottawa’s on-line service.

Savour Ottawa producers have partnered with Just Food and the City of Ottawa to create a new shopping service that allows consumers to order local food products online, and pick them up at the Parkdale Market Field House.

All year round, customers can visit www.savourottawaonline.ca and place their orders for various food products. The website is organized so that customers can shop by food category depending on their needs.

Available categories include fruits and vegetables, dairy and eggs, ready-made baked goods, meats, prepared meals, and natural made soaps and lotions. The pick up times are Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Customers must place their orders by 11:30 p.m. on the Sunday before Thursday pick-up to allow enough time for farmers to process the orders. The field house continues to operate its regular sales operations from Thursday to Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. It is located on 21 Hamilton Avenue North.

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