It’s snowing(!) as I write this! According to World Atlas, Ottawa is the world’s 7th Coldest Capital in the world! So how do you eat locally when you live in such a cold city! Here are some hints: root vegetables, cabbages and potatoes!
As we head into December here’s what’s available from our local suppliers.
Local (within 100 km of Ottawa)
Carrots and Rainbow Carrots
Baby Bok Choy
Savoy, Red and Green Cabbage
Red and Green Kholrabi
Yellow and Red Onions
Parsnips – maybe you want to try this Parsnip Ice Cream with them?!
Red, Yellow and Russett Potatoes
King Eryngii Mushrooms
Lettuce from Growcer –
Regional (Ontario and Quebec)
Squash – different varieties
Yams – Ontario
Apples – several varieties
Red Yellow and Orange Sweet Peppers
Mushrooms – all varieties
Tomatoes – most varieties
British Columbia Apples – several varieties
And in terms of other grocery items goodfood2u always prioritizes local and regional food. Flours from Quebec, beans from Ontario, oats from Saskatchewan, tofu made in Gatineau, meat and cheese from Ontario and Quebec, fish from Ontario, eggs local! You can decrease your food miles AND eat well each week – even as it is snowing!