Good Choice Initiative


Burrow Shop by Buchipop:  an online grocery to help support local growers, makers and small business, with pick up and delivery options.

Love Local Delivery:  A food delivery service responding to the public “Stay at Home” Ottawa City Health guideline to contain COVID-19.

Mel’s Hangry Table: Founder of the #eatlocalmovement, Mel is Ottawa’s Local Food Blogger who has created a directory of the city’s best restaurants for people to support.

Together Apart Ottawa: a resource for the residents of this city to find local retailers and restaurants to order from and support during COVID-19.


For information about local arts & culture events in Ottawa

Apt613: volunteer-run not-for-profit organization and blog dedicated to uncovering the best of Ottawa’s arts and culture.

Buy local and handmade goods from producers

613flea: Flea market in Ottawa that features the creations of the creative community along with small independent businesses.

Cheerfully Made:  a handmade hub for local area makers and the people who love them; both a Canadian-made gift shop AND a series of craft shows that call the Ottawa Valley home.

Freewheeling Craft Market: curating the best independent Canadian brands, and creating inspiring markets and shopping experiences for you to connect with local creatives.

Ottawa Artisans: a marketplace for local buyers and sellers of handmade goods from the Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Farmers’ Market: all produce/food is fresh and homemade from within 100km or less of the farm to the buyer, and all goods are handmade directly by the artisans that sell them

Ottawa Handmade: a community of artisans and crafters that has come together to bring you a one-stop-shop for finding locally, handmade items

Ottawa Neighbours: a community photography blog focused on the people behind the businesses of Ottawa.

National Capital Artisans: Ottawa area’s premier artisans group bringing together well-known artists and artisans as well as new talent

Square Lemon: a non-profit artistic marketplace that celebrates and promotes Ottawa’s artistic talent by hosting regular craft markets and workshops.

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