Making connections between local food lovers and local food is our bread and butter — it’s why we come into work every day.
We feel like we’ve done our job when new connections, relationships and opportunities are created for our community; whether that be our members, our Feast ON restaurants, the small businesses we work with or most recently, our Jam-Jammers.
For our Annual Ontario Food Tourism Summit this year, we hosted a “Jam-Jam” celebrating some of our favorite preservers from around Ontario. We brought in Kitten & The Bear, Manning Canning and Spade & Spoon to sample their jams, jellies and pickled things — then paired them with Evelyn’s Crackers.
Amongst our delegates were folks from the CN Tower gift shop and from Google Canada. Who knew they were searching for new, authentic products to stock on their shelves and promote to their clients?
Since our Jam-Jam in November, Manning Canning and Evelyn’s Crackers are now in the CN Tower gift shop as a result of their Summit meet-cute.
“Connections like that have so much value for small business so I appreciate you creating opportunities for connections like that to occur!” said Christine Manning of Manning Canning.
What’s more, our Jam-Jammers and Preferred Purveyors were sought out the by the folks at Google Canada to be part of their Christmas Pop-Up Shop on Richmond Street. The kitchens at Google are working towards their Feast ON Certification as week speak — and this was just one more way they’re looking to spread the good food message.
Are you looking for awesome Ontario artisans to carry in your shop? Let us know! We’d love to make a connection.