The Farm Feed

There is always something happening on the farm – New stories are created daily!

Here are a few recent stories about our amazing farm.

Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork finds new revenue stream in growing field of agritourism

What started as a humble vegetable garden to feed a small family has grown into an Ottawa Valley agri-tourism destination offering everything from accommodation and dining to education and tours.

In April, Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork received the new tourism product award from the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association for the farm’s focus on agri-tourism, including its farm-to-table dining events.

The original 100-square-foot barn, which was built in the 1860s, was renovated to transform the hayloft into a dining and event hall where Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork hosts farm-to-table dinners for up to 60 people, featuring entertainment and music as well as an organic, home-grown meal.

Read full story by Sarah MacFarlane, Ottawa Business Journal

Marshall Buchanan introduces visitors to the cattle during an Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork farm tour.

OVTA honours best of the best for tourism in the Ottawa Valley

Sustainability is a big topic for the brain trust behind promoting and enhancing local tourism.

The Ottawa Valley Tourism Association held its annual general meeting inside Renfrew’s myFM Centre on Tuesday, preparing their focus and direction for the next year.

Stefi Van Wijk, part of the OVTA Board, says that the Ottawa Valley’s tourism scene relies heavily on natural resources and is vulnerable to climate volatility.

Read full story by Kasey Egan, myFM

2024 OVTA Award Winners