I apologize for not posting many entries lately. For personal reasons, I haven’t been able to focus much time on agritourism lately, but hopefully that will change as the weather warms up and the growing season gets into full swing.
Here are a few recent agritourism-related developments that readers may find interesting:
1. New Garden Centre in Carp opening on Saturday, May 7th: Our friends at Kings Creek Trees and Ornamentals are opening a full service retail garden centre at 153 Donald B. Munro Drive. This is exciting news for the Carp area, which is also home to the new organic farm at Carleton Growers. For those not familiar with Kings Creek Trees, have a look at my previous article about their tree farm and perennial garden business, where they grow an interesting assortment of trees, ornamental grasses, exotic thistles, and wetland plants. Their new business in Carp is a welcome addition to the community, and definitely worth checking out on their opening weekend!
2. Farmers’ markets opening dates: Many farmers’ markets are starting up this weekend. Here is a list from Ottawa’s Rural Affairs Office:
- Ottawa Farmers’ Market – (Lansdowne) open May 1
- Carp Farmers’ Market – open May 7
- Kanata Farmers’ Market – open May 7
- Metcalfe Farmers’ Market – open May 7
- Parkdale Market – open May 7
- Main Farmers’ Market – open May 7
- Ottawa Farmers Market – (Orléans Centrum) open May 13
- North Gower Farmers’ Market – open May 28
- Cumberland Farmers’ Market – open June 18
- Vanier Farmers’ Market – open July 2
- ByWard Market – open year round