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Small Batch: Taste the difference local makes

By Kelsey Sunstrum on October 16, 2014

Have you been meaning to participate in Support Local but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? We’re about halfway through the month and have already seen a handful of successful events. If you’re having a hard time choosing which event to attend, let your stomach be your guide; it will most definitely lead you enthusiastically to Small Batch this Friday evening.

A night dedicated to local artisans and gourmet goods, Small Batch will feature 15 local crafters and specialty food creators. Each vendor has been asked to concoct a limited number of products they’ve never previously made nor will make again in the future. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime soirée to experience the ingenuity and deliciousness whipped up by some of the city’s finest. Of course, to please the foodie crowd, guests will be treated with sips & nibbles during their shopping experience.

The event is hosted by Urban Craft, an Ottawa-based quarterly craft market boasting sellers from across Eastern Canada that has quickly become a staple in the city’s crafting community in only 3 years. Co-founders Krista Leben and Robin Sidhu are excited to be involved in this unique culinary gathering, as strong supporters of Ottawa’s local artisans.

In reference to their regular craft fair, Leben pointed to this sense of community and support that is fostered by the event as one of the biggest pluses. “For us, that’s been one of the most inspiring things–to see new friendships and business partnerships form as a result of our show, and to see the businesses that started with us grow and grow.”

To show your love for locally-made artisanal goods, pop by the ever-so-lovely JV Studios this Friday evening from 5:00 – 8:00pm. It’s a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping!

Check out Apt613 Live’s interview with Krista Leban from Urban Craft:

Small Batch – JV Studios, 1282A Wellington St. W, Friday, October17, 2014.