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

Published: 15 May 2024

What started as a Mac alum and her husband's humble vegetable garden has grown into an Ottawa Valley agri-tourism destination offering everything from accommodation and dining to education and tours, the Ottawa Business Journal writes.

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.

Business owner Kathleen Lindhorst grew up in Montreal, where she trained as a dietician at McGill University and earned her master’s in nutrition. After working a variety of nutrition roles, Lindhorst moved to the Arctic to work with First Nations and Inuit on healthy eating, food security and maternal and child health programs.

“Growing up, we always had a garden,” explained Lindhorst. “It’s fundamental to who I am to have agency over the food I eat and know where it comes from and how the environment is treated.”

By learning more about agriculture, farming and nutrition, she said it helps everyone grow.

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