According to Wikipedia, “A locavore is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market.”  But I don’t just try to eat local.

A locavore from Ottawa Ontario, I love cooking with local seasonal ingredients from scratch.  Although I mainly obsess over local food, I also love exploring local shops, events, and rural places too.  Most local things I write about are in and around Ottawa, but I extend my locavorism when I travel and love checking out restaurants, shops and places that make other locales unique. Local, to me, means the things that are most intrinsic to where you are at any given time.

I name farmers, producers, stores, shops, products, restaurants, markets and other food-stuffs and food-related businesses on this blog.  I truly believe in these products and the people who stand behind them and want everyone else to know just how awesome I think they are.  I am not paid or otherwise compensated for promoting the businesses I name on this blog and all opinions are my own.  All photos are also my own or used by permission, and recipes that are a spin-off of one of more previously published recipes are referenced with links to the originals.  Please pass on the good karma and link to my site if you use one of my recipes.

If you’d like to contact me, send me an email at locavoregirlinthecity [at] gmail [dot] com.


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  1. Hey Locavore! Great blog, and love your stance on local is best. As a Canadian, I agree wholeheartedly, and when I lived in New Brunswick I took it very seriously. Now I live in Norway and somedays I struggle to find the value in this locavore mentality due to politics and market manipulation. But I try. As a lover of food, quality is key and unfortunately here, local doesn’t always mean quality. Keep up the great writing!!

    • Thanks for your kind words! I know how lucky I am that Ottawa has a great local food scene that just keeps getting better and better. I also realize everywhere isn’t like that and I agree with you that quality in food is paramount. Thanks for stopping, I’m looking forward to following your blog!

  2. Great blog! I definitely know what you’re talking about when you talk about being obsessed! I made the mistake of telling someone (I really don’t know why I said this!!) that I eat “aggressively local!” (I really don’t know even what I meant with that adverb!) Then I made the mistake of telling my friends that I had said it and they haven’t stopped quoting me….. Anyways, sometimes our passions make us do/say funny things. But it’s great to be passionate about local food!

    • Haha, that’s awesome! “I eat aggressively local” is totally something I would say, and then later regret. I once said I was an “eco nerd” which similarly got quoted and passed along for a while. Passion is so import to food as well as life! I’m following your blog now as well. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I would like to make you aware of a local gourmet artisan Holiday Food Market that is taking place in Westboro and hope that you will help us spread the word on your website and via social media. A poster is attached.

    Name: A Taste of Ottawa- Westboro Holiday Food Fair
    Date: Sunday, December 9, 2012
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. at Byron


    Over 20 local artisan gourmet food vendors will be selling their products such as baked goods, coffee, teas, chocolate, honey, tortieres, vanilla, jams, chutneys and ice cream to name a few. It is a one-stop-shop for all your holiday food and gift giving needs. Benefitting charity is the Westboro Region Food Bank. For more information visit: http://www.osfa.ca; Twitter: Taste_of_Ottawa; Facebook: Taste Of Ottawa

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