Archive: Nov 2013

  1. LocAle, Ottawa’s Local Apple Beer!

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    LocAle is a limited-brew local apple beer, combining Kichesippi blonde and our local apple syrup.

    It started with a few apples falling near Wellington Street. A team of six volunteers met up for a Harvest Event one evening and picked more than one hundred pounds of apples from a single tree!

    As with all Hidden Harvest events, the bounty was shared with the home owner, volunteer harvesters, a local food agency (this harvest went to the Parkdale Food Centre), and a quarter stayed with Hidden Harvest Ottawa. Photos of apple picking.

    This final quarter share we took to be pressed into juice:  Coronation Hall provided  custom pressing in their inspected facility and Soup Jackie from Stone Soup Foodworks was contracted to pasteurize and boiling down into syrup.

    Apples + Beer + Collaboration = LocAle

    Our brewing dreams were made a reality when CreativeMornings Ottawa partnered up with Kichesippi Beer to create a hyperlocal beer for Apartment613’s Support Local Month.

    LocAle combines a classic Kichesippi blonde and our local apple syrup – it’s a limited brew available at two locations this November & December: Herd Magazine’s 1 Year Anniversary Party and The Standard Luxury Tavern on Elgin Street.

    15% of LocAle sales will go towards Hidden Harvest Ottawa so please don’t hesitate to support us (responsibly)!

  2. My Giving Moment

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    Share your Giving Moment!

    What inspired us to start Hidden Harvest? We had the chance to share our Giving Moment tales with our Governor General, David Johnston, for his new Giving Moment campaign to encourage Canadians to find their reason to give. Watch Jay’s story, hear His Excellencies thoughts, and see us behind the scenes!

    Share your own story here:

    Coming soon: You can also join the Hidden Harvest Ottawa group to share and comment on giving moments relating to planting, harvesting and sharing food-bearing trees!

    Your Giving Moment: Ways you have given back to your community

    Inspired to Harvest Local Food?

    There are groups just like ours all over the country – connect with the one nearest you to get started!

    Not Far From The Tree, the Garden of Eating, Operation Fruit Rescue and Les Fruits Défendu to name a few…

    This video mentions many of the groups we know about from coast to coast and more are sprouting up every year. Find a contact list here.

    Get Involved with Hidden Harvest Ottawa

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