We had a great time learning how about lacto-fermentation a few weeks ago with Sarah and Michael from Wild Oak Homestead.
A lot of information was covered in a short time:
We also got to taste three of the unique (and delicious!) sauerkraut recipes made by Wild Oak Homestead!
Some workshop participants helped to transfer a large batch of kraut into jars for everyone to take home.
On our break, we got to hear all about the Lorne Sutherland Women's Institute and the work they are doing in our community. Thank you so much to the Women's Institute for helping us host this workshop and providing delicious goodies for everyone!
Thank you to everyone who came out!
Deep Roots Food Hub, Ottawa Public Health, and Sustain West Carleton have partnered to implement the designation of Nicholls General Store as a Good Food Corner Store. Developed by Ottawa Public Health, the goal the Good Food Corner Store initiative is to get more fresh produce and healthy staple items onto the shelves of corner stores, especially in neighbourhoods that lack a full-scale grocery store. Participating stores have agreed to carry at least three different fresh vegetables, three different fresh fruits and at least two whole-grain products, low-fat milk products and meat alternatives such as beans, canned fish, eggs, lentils or tofu. Nicholls General Store will be the first establishment in West Carleton to receive this designation and will celebrate the launch on September 9, 2017. There are currently four other stores in Ottawa with such designation.