As was recently pointed out in a comment, I have not been keeping up on my posts lately. My apologies, but these days all I want to do when I get home after an hour and a half to two hour bus-through-snow commute is flake out on the sofa.
However, this weekend I’ve decided not to try to do anything outside of the house, but just to sit tight and weather out this latest storm, so I have time to post. I don’t even have to go grocery shopping because while I was at work yesterday afternoon, Ottawa Organics stopped by my house and filled the cooler I keep on the front porch with fresh organic fruit and vegetables, warm-from-the-oven bread, and milk in a glass bottle.
Ottawa Organics and Natural Foods is a local company that started up in June of 2007. They offer local and imported organically grown fruits and vegetables through a food box program or a la carte. They also sell dairy products, local grains and flours, locally-roasted coffee, chocolate bars, locally produced condiments, and baked goods from two bakeries: Art-Is-In and Bread and Sons.
Ottawa Organics makes an effort to offer a wide variety of produce in their box and to change what is included from week to week. We find the medium-sized food box is perfect for a couple. They also offer small and large boxes, or you can just pick from a list of fruits and veggies. Everything we have ordered from them has been high quality. I have also been impressed by the minimal packaging they use.
While they do try to source as much as possible locally, at the end of a long winter such as we are having this year, most produce comes from elsewhere. For a carless couple with busy lives, the best part Ottawa Organics is that for a minimum order of $25 they deliver to our door. Orders have to be placed on-line by Tuesday evening for Thursday or Friday delivery.
Ottawa Organics and Natural Foods, 333 Catherine St #215, Ottawa, (613) 234-1515, firstname.lastname@example.org