Beer, Farmers Markets, and What to Eat this Weekend

▪️ If you don’t feel like cooking this Saturday night, the Weekend Bundle Special from Meetings Overflow has you covered with pulled rib sandwich kits. You can assemble your own sammy of pulled ribs, buns, sauce, slaw, and dressing. You also get 12 of your fave Overflow brews, and it’s all for $75. Order for pickup and enjoy your Saturday (or Sunday, for that matter).

Also: Overflow has a fantastic opportunity for a Taproom Manager. Apply on their website. 

▪️ Perth’s Weatherhead Brew Co. wants to hear from customers about menu changes. Let them know what you would like to see on the menu when the doors reopen, hopefully in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, you can pickup some Weatherhead beer for this weekend.

▪️ Conspiracy Theory Brewing has just completed work on their awesome new bike rack. So pull up and grab some beer and perhaps a poutine or two to go.

Farmers’ Markets

Darren and Martha’s new herb garden has already been raided by critters, so it’s a good thing that there will be lots of plants for sale at this weekend’s farmers markets. Find out which vendors are attending your nearest market, and pick up something for the garden or your dinner table.

▪️ Westboro, Lansdowne and Barrhaven Ottawa Farmers Market

▪️ Carp Farmers’ Market

▪️ The Logfarm, Barrhaven

▪️ The Original Navan Farmers Market

▪️ Kanata Farmers’ Market

▪️ Byward Market

▪️ Parkdale Market

▪️ York Street

▪️ Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market

▪️ Main Street Farmers’ Market 

▪️ Almonte Farmers’ Market

▪️ Kemptville Farmers’ Market 

▪️ Stittsville Market at the Barn 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Number: Six. The number of conservation areas that are under threat according to the the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, inclusing Morris Island in westernmost Ottawa. The province wants to remove all amenities such as trails, washrooms, and parking lots from conservation area funding. The Province is accepting comments until June 27, with a comment form on the proposal page. [Mississippi Valley Authority] [Proposal from the Province]

Ottawan of the Day: Ric Cuming. As the chief nurse executive at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, Cuming adminstered the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to US president Joe Biden. [CTV]

Quote: It’s beyond frustrating all the other provinces are opening up before us, we’ve been locked down longer than anybody else’ – Banditos Restaurant owner Matt Loudon [CTV]


? 8,530,698 doses have been administered in Ontario

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⭕ The Province is shortening the time interval for the second dose, possibly as low as 28 days. The current interval is four months. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ The Federal Government's Expert Advisory Panel for COVID-19 says that the mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine for travellers should end. [Global]

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▪️ Will Amos, the MP for Pontiac, just can't stop being embarrassed on camera. Last month, Amos was caught on the Parliamentary Zoom chat changing clothes after coming back for a jog. This week, Amos was caught peeing on that same Parliamentary Zoom chat. Amos apologized again. [New York Times]

▪️ Federal civil servant fired after twice recommending her daughter for a job. The daughter was hired on a casual basis, and later her job extended on the civil servant’s recommendation, without disclosing the family relationship. For a while, the mom was the direct supervisor of the daughter. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Ottawa magazine lists three local hikes and companion bakeries to visit afterwards [Ottawa Magazine]

▪️ The giant warehouse and truck terminal near Barrhaven has been approved by the planning committee. Local residents had opposed the developement due to the number of trucks added to the roads and lack of amenities. The warehouse is needed due to the increase in online shopping. City Council will vote on the development on June 9. [Ottawa Citizen]


▪️ The CBC has created a virtual walking tour of Mechanicsville [CBC]

▪️ Andrew King tries to find the lost cavern of Pooley's Cave. Is it underneath Christ Church cathedral? Or below the old bottling plant of Pure Springs water?. [Ottawa Rewind]

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