If you're in the Ottawa Valley, you know there's so much this beautiful area has to offer. From recreation, to community events and local markets with fresh produce and handmade goods, the Ottawa Valley is home to quite the variety of talented folk!
One way you can be sure to get the best of what's available 'round here is to shop with the Ottawa Valley Food Coop. Freshly baked goods, locally grown vegetables, free-range meat, and handcrafted products make for an amazing 50 mile diet or shopping experience and the best part is that it's available year-round with delivery right nearby!
The Ottawa Valley Food Coop is a non-profit organization that provides an internet-based ordering system to facilitate the buying and selling of local food and products. The Coop supports local food, seasonal eating, farmers’ markets, farm gate sales, food literacy and food events. It recognizes the value of relationships that connect consumers and producers in building resilient, local food systems. Activities of OVFC are guided by core values of healthy communities, environmental stewardship, social justice and vibrant local economies.
For a small one-time-only sign up fee of $50 (seriously, so worth it), you can become a lifetime member of the Coop and shop any of the products available. Every month, the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op is open for ordering for eight days at the beginning of the month, with delivery typically on the third Tuesday of the month. Shop from the convenience of your living room, and there's bound to be a pick-up location near you!
We joined the Ottawa Valley Food Coop both as producers and as members! You can now find our kombucha in the list of products available. Join us in supporting the wonderful local farmers and talented makers in the area!
Visit https://ovfc.ca and learn more about the benefits!
Killaloe has Laurentian Brew! We're featured on tap and in the fridge at Grandma's Pantry!
We're big fans of local collaborations and this was no exception. We're always super excited to be contacted by like-minded businesses, and Grandma's Pantry Health Food Store is a perfect fit.
Located at 184 Queen Street in the heart of Killaloe, Grandma's Pantry stocks your favourite Canadian natural food brands and supplements, bulk fridge and freezer items, beauty products, and features a refillery for household staples.
Locally owned and operated, Grandma's Pantry is also home to The Mixing Company, and Engine House Coffee, both of which have been recently acquired by the same amazing entrepreneurs. Talk about small business hustlin'!
With plans for expansion, owner Melissa Tremback's vision is nothing short of inspiring, melding the worlds of health and community with a passion for local initiatives.
We hope you stop in to check out their beautiful new location, fill up on kombucha, and check out what else Grandma's Pantry has to offer!
A new business venture, rĒCo Refillery has opened in the front room of our brewery!
We've always been passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and finding ways to reduce waste. Now we've created a space to support zero waste living in the Ottawa Valley.
And for a small shop, we pack a pretty good zero-waste punch!
Our refill product lineup includes laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain remover, dish soap, dishwasher tabs, hand and body soap, bubble bath, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, all-purpose castile soap, multi-surface cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, kitchen and bath cleaner, household vinegar, loose leaf tea, kombucha and more! Bring your own containers to fill or we have glass bottles, jars, and refillable plastic spray bottles and pumps in store for purchase.
Many other eco-friendly items are in stock including stainless lunch containers, laundry strips, wool dryer balls, reusable snack bags, soap bars, shampoo and conditioner bars, plant-based brushes, deodorant, bamboo cutlery, and other locally made goods like honey, soup-in-a-jar, handmade bags, cloths.. all designed with the earth in mind.
Stop in and say Hi, check out rĒCo, or pick up kombucha. We'd love to have you visit!
Our online shop is also live! Find our more about our local business collaborations and partnerships, and browse our web store www.recorefillery.ca
There's a new sunny spot in town! Sunsoaked Tanning and Wellness is now open in Pembroke.
Stop in and check out their tanning and esthetics services at the corner of Morrison Road and Pembroke Street.
For a new tanning experience, Sunsoaked offers three options to get your glow on. With an upright turbo booth, a laydown, and a spray tan booth, they have you covered, literally.
For the ultimate relaxation, Sunsoaked has a Sauna Pod, a unique wellness treatment that is warm and soothing while offering a multitude of benefits. Select an aroma to be diffused while the steam carries away your worries. We're definitely checking this out!
If you're looking for some pampering, Sunsoaked provides deep tissue massage, foot care, facials, and specialty treatments such as Aqua, collagen, and skin care. Ladies AND Gents, we can all use a little more pampering in our lives, am I right!?
Once you're feeling relaxed and looking great, of course you'll need to stay hydrated. What better to drink than kombucha! Sunsoaked has our kombucha on tap for a fill up by the glass or the litre. Another location to refill, for an eco-conscious, earth-friendly way to enjoy a healthy, locally made beverage.
Welcome and Congratulations to this new business!
Visit Sunsoaked Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm and head on over to their Facebook page to show your support.
Congratulations on your opening day, Oh-el-la Café!!
We're so excited for you!
Calabogie's newest reason for a road trip and the only café in town is simply gorgeous.
With a stunning interior, a beautiful view of Calabogie Lake, delicious eats, and seriously amazing lattes, Oh-el-la should be added to the "must-visit" list for everyone.
Owner Ella Guckes has done a mighty fine job at transforming the space into a bright and inviting coffee shop and we'll be sure to spread the word. Plus, she's added our kombucha to the menu, so we couldn't be happier!
We can't wait for our next visit!
Find our kombucha alongside many beautiful treasures, gifts and wellness products at The Nature Nook!
Located in Massey, Ontario, this beautifully renovated space is a new home for the wellness centre featuring a boutique, community studio, nature clinic, and offering healing services and workshops.
We would like to congratulate The Nature Nook on opening their doors TODAY, and invite you to stop in for a visit!
Deep River's Sports Bar now has a PATIO!
That's right. Now you can eat outside with a river view in the heart of downtown Deep River. Offering their full menu and drink service, you can call ahead to reserve your spot on the patio or swing by and chance availability.
Open daily from 11:30am until approximately 11:00pm, Long Shots is fully licensed, serving beer, wine, spirits, and has just added on Kombucha Cocktails to the list! We've stocked the fridge with a variety of kombucha to be enjoyed as a non-alcoholic refreshment or as a delicious mix for a unique cocktail.
A must-try is our latest creation, featuring Wild Blueberry Kombucha and Amaretto with a twist. This shockingly tasty drink is vibrant in both colour and flavour, igniting the palate with a tart, fruity sweetness similar to a cherry freezie. We're feeling all the Summer vibes on this one we call, ch-ch-ch- Cherry Bomb.
Ask for a Booch on the Beach and have your average "Sex on the Beach" cocktail amped up with Mango Lassi Kombucha or get your creative juices flowing and invent your own special blend.
Pair it with an appetizer or an entrée and you've got yourself a ticket to flavour town (where's Guy Fieri when you need him!?). Long Shots has all the fan faves of pub fare, including nachos, burgers, homemade fries, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pasta, fish, sharing platters, and darn good wings (2 for 1 deals on Sundays and Thursdays!). Daily Specials spice up the menu and keep you coming back for more.
Owners Mike and Cicely, who purchased the business just shy of a year ago, are grateful for the show of local support over a trying few months and are looking forward to stepping up the patio game downtown this Summer. We're just as excited as they are.
Let's all head to Long Shots!
Have you heard the news?
Maven Catering is opening Maven Café at the Deep River Yacht & Tennis Club Patio!!
Starting tomorrow, June 17th, you can stop in for a bite to eat while taking in the gorgeous views of the Ottawa River.
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am until 1:30pm, Maven will be serving up locally roasted Engine House Coffee, Tea, Kombucha, fresh baked scones, and a delicious LUNCH MENU (mmmm salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts!!).
PLUS on Fridays from 4pm until 8pm (weather permitting) Maven Catering will have HAPPY HOUR including an expanded appetizer menu with tacos, charcuterie, chips and salsa, beef sliders, wedges, and more!
With an extended patio area, there will be plenty of room to eat at a table, or grab a blanket and sit on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Such a wonderful addition to the Town of Deep River, Ontario!
We're happy to announce that our kombucha has found another new home within the Petawawa Esso!
Find six varieties of local booch in the convenient Snacks to Go store at the only Full Service Station in Petawawa located at 3416 Petawawa Boulevard.
Under new ownership as of last Summer, plans are underway to expand the offerings within the store as well as additional services that enable customers to remain in their vehicle to exceed their expectations for a full service experience. Owners Keri and Jordan Radford have added more local products to the shop and continue to explore new options for their customers.
Stop in, fill up, and see what's in store!
Kombucha is in the fridge at Pantry Savings!
The bulk and health food store in the heart of Barry's Bay has been adding new products since a change of hands occurred last year. Co-Owner Sarah Van Hoof has been sourcing more local products for her store and the word is out! Pantry Savings stocks many health and alternative diet foods and supplements, locally made personal care items, household goods, and eco-friendly products.
A beautiful location at 55 Bay Street, the store welcomes many local shoppers but also sees a great deal of passersby customers and cottagers picking up items for their time away.
Their doors are still open during this time and the friendly shop owners are there to help you find what you need.
Stop in and see what's in store!
Knock Knock! Kombucha delivery!
We're offering doorstep deliveries on Tuesdays!!
We'll knock on your door, drop the booch, and back away slowly ;)
Order minimum 6-pack ($35 tax and delivery included) for Deep River/Chalk River and
minimum case of 12 ($65 tax and delivery included) for Petawawa/Pembroke.
Mix 'n Match assorted flavours:
The Apple of My Chai
Ordering is easy!
Simply send an etransfer to email@example.com and note your address, phone number, and any flavour requests in the etransfer message.
Order by 3pm Monday to receive your order the next day!
Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay hydrated. And keep your gut health in check.
Thank you for supporting small businesses!
NEW FLAVOUR! PEAR'LICIOUS is heeeeeere!! 🍐
From our "create a flave" contest, the winning flavour combo created by Liz Baltazar is now on tap at The Olive Tree in Deep River, Blendz Smoothie Shop in Pembroke, and The Nickel Refillery Inc. in Sudbury!!
Featuring fresh organic pear, smooooooth vanilla, and a wee bit of ginger, this flavour is juicy, sweeter than usual and soft on the bubbly.
Think: refreshing, upbeat vibes, chillin' in the sun.
Fill up on tap for a limited time!!
Do you have an idea for a special kombucha blend? Ever want us to make a specific flavour? Now’s your chance to get creative!
We’re leaving it up to you for our next kombucha flavour on tap! Comment, message, or head to our Facebook and instagram posts to let us know what ingredient combo you’d like to try and create a name for your fave flave!
We’ll be rewarding you with 4Ls of booch and mad props for the creation.
Feel free to share and get the word out to your fellow booch fans. Winner to be announced on February 10th. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
We hope you enjoyed the holidays and had a wonderful Christmas break!
We rung in the new year with a few of our favourite people, and a 30 year snow football game tradition we call The Toilet Bowl. True story. Our family and friends in the community have been getting together to play a friendly game of football in the snowy field beside my Uncle's property every New Year's Day for 30 years! It's a fun afternoon, complete with hot chocolate and a group photo at half-time, that gets us outside (and sometimes even helps us remember to not drink so much NYE knowing that we have to be so active the next day) and sets the tone for the year. BUT if we happen to over-indulge, there's always kombucha, right!? ;)
We're excited for what's ahead in 2020, thankful for what's behind us in 2019, and very humbled and grateful for your support over the last three (almost FOUR!) years.
May you all be blessed with a joyful, prosperous, healthy 2020. Cheers!
Whoa! We've won something! ;)
We're honoured to have received the Lux Life Magazine 2019 Food & Drink Awards for Most Outstanding Kombucha Brewery - Canada, and Best Organic Brewed Beverage Manufacturer - Ontario.
Thank you to those that nominated us and to all of you who continue to support Laurentian Brew Kombucha! 🙌
Full list of award recipients can be viewed here:
CHERRY CINNAMON is back!
It's been a while since we've made this flavour but we're in a festive mood and wanted to kick off December with a red booch featuring organic Ontario cherries and a touch of cinnamon. MmmmmMmmmm.
Dress up your glass with a few slices of orange and a cinnamon stick and you'll be in the spirit too!
Limited quantities available on tap at Blendz Smoothie Shop in Pembroke and The Olive Tree in Deep River.
We've tried something new! CRABAPPLE SUMAC!
Another locally harvested flavour made with ingredients from the beautiful Ottawa Valley.
We've hand-picked lots of crabapples in the area (thanks to friends and family!) and we're loving the fruity taste of this one!
A delicious brew that's not tot too tart, naturally sweet, and flush with flavour. Think freshly juiced apples with a hint of wild berries (and that's exactly what it is!).
Sumac berries are anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. Combined with Vitamin C from the crabapples, and the usual benefits of raw kombucha, this is the perfect beverage for this time of year.
Aaaaand Crabapple GINGER has returned!
We had to make use of every last drop of juiced crabapple, so back by popular demand is our Crabapple Ginger. Made with hand-picked local crabapples and freshly juiced organic ginger, this seasonal flavour is sure to please the palate (and help give your immune system a boost!).
Pour yourself a tall glass!
On tap at The Olive Tree in Deep River and Blendz Smoothie Shop in Pembroke.
Sudbury's first zero waste store, The Nickel Refillery Inc, will be opening soon!
We couldn't be happier that they are set to feature our kombucha on tap, with refillable bottles.
Pursuing a path of less impact on the planet, owners Liz, Trista, and Julie, came together to share their knowledge and passion of waste reduction by creating a storefront to provide convenient access to zero-waste products and supplies. In meeting with Liz (a wonderfully cheerful, down-to-earth, soon-to-be Mother of two), it was quickly apparent that her passion for this project runs through and through, and she is determined to spread the good vibes and her product knowledge to the Sudbury area.
“For a community to employ a zero-waste strategy, it needs to ensure everyone has access to tools to reduce, reuse and recycle waste where they live, work and play … we want to support this process”.
"We have sourced a variety of products with a focus on those that are local or Canadian, organic, non-toxic, preservative-free, and cruelty-free, all in bulk and without disposable packaging".
The Nickel Refillery's product lineup includes many household items such as metal and glass containers and straws, dish soap, laundry soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, bamboo toothbrushes, sunscreen, household cleaners, a variety of toiletries, beeswax food wrap, refillable bottles, oils, and several more items.
The store is set to open in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for their Grand Opening, follow them on social media, and be sure to pop in if you're in the area. Let's all raise a glass and give these ladies a hand for helping to make this planet a better place for us all.
Just grab a kombucha to wash it all down! J&E's Bored N' Saucy has quite the lineup of made-in-house BBQ sauces, marinades, hot sauces, specialty doughnuts, sweet treats, freezer meals, wings, burgers, fries, salads, sandwiches, wraps, alllllllll the grilled cheese, and check out that poutine menu!
But wait, there's more! ;) J&E's Bored N' Saucy also does catering and meal planning to help ease your weekly food prep. If you're a frequent customer, you get rewarded too! Earn points with your purchases for in-store credits with their loyalty program. PLUS if you're real good n' saucy, you'll feel extra warm n' fuzzy knowing that $0.50 of every bottle of sauce sold goes to support Wounded Warriors Canada.
A fairly new business in Petawawa, J&E's Bored N' Saucy was established by a husband and wife team, Jeremy and Elissa, (high-five fellow Ma n' Pa biz!) who started perfecting their own sauces at home, offering it to family and friends, and then spreading their saucy love all over the town when they opened their store this past Spring. Situated in the new plaza adjacent to Hyska's Your Independent Grocer, J&E's Bored N' Saucy is in good company with several new neighbours who have also recently planted their feet in the 'hood.
With so many reasons to stop by the area, you'll be sure to work up an appetite. Pop on in for a kombucha, grab a bite, order for your pals, and get saucy!
Café Obscura has opened their doors! Sudbury's newest coffee shop is drawing in a unique crowd, and it's not just for the delicious coffee. The shop is a one-of-a-kind print and film development store. That's right, FILM! What we once thought was a near obsolete craft has been making a resurgence over the last few years. Film sales have seen a slight increase as millennials and former film photographers gravitate towards using older cameras and developing their own film. A new light has been shed into darkrooms and black and white prints are back in style. As a former darkroom gal myself, there's something so serene, and rewarding spending hours printing your own photos.
Owner and photographer, David Wiewel opened the shop this month and has been thrilled with the success of the café over the first few weeks. Film enthusiasts have come out of the woodwork, customers have been bringing in long lost rolls of film they figured would never be developed, and curious residents have been stopping in to see the impressive collection of old cameras on display and for sale. David develops each and every roll himself, and has been pulling late shifts attending to the back log of film. He's also managing the café solo for now but is considering hiring a barista and front counter staff in the near future.
Situated at the corner of College and Elm Street, the café is spacious with loads of character. Vintage seating and wooden tables make for a cozy (and photo-worthy) place to enjoy your cup o' jo and catch up on the latest news. Serving up Sudbury's locally roasted Old Rock Coffee and freshly made soup and sandwiches by Beards Bakery and Pinchmans, there's something for everyone to fill up on at lunch and snack time. Patrons can wash down their meal with a glass of our kombucha as the café now pours kombucha on tap (cue happy dance!). Offering two flavours of our draught kombucha and four flavours in bottles, Café Obscura marks our third fill station, adding to the local flare and small business support of the shop.
Open Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 10am until 4 pm, head on over to Café Obscura to check out one of very few analog film and development stores in North America. A rare gem!
Wheelie Good Coffee is Muskoka's bar and barista coffee catering company offering delicious coffee, specialty beverages, and now kombucha! This unique Vespa car turned pop-up espresso bar is the first spot we hit up when we attend the annual Muskoka VegFest in Huntsville, Ontario.
In chatting with owner, Matt Tynan before this years event, we were thrilled when he requested our kombucha to add to his pop-up coffee bar. A professional barista, Matt serves up all your favourite espresso drinks right at his mobile coffee station. With an aptly named business, the bar on wheels is available for bookings at events throughout the Muskoka area and beyond.
Hit up Wheelie Good Coffee on instagram and Facebook to book or follow the wheelie journey!
Pour yourself a cold glass of Very Cherry kombucha!
This refreshingly simple booch made with organic Ontario cherries is sure to please the palate on a hot Summer's day.
Fill up on tap at The Olive Tree in Deep River, and Blendz Smoothie Shop in Pembroke.
This beautiful café is known for its perfectly made lattés (be still my former barista heart - a rosetta late made right!), fresh sourdough bread (hello monthly subscription!), made-in-house ice cream sandwiches, wholesome eats, and authentically chill vibe.
Located in the heart of Eganville and named after nearby rapids on the Bonnechere River, Fifth Chute is open Tuesday to Saturday, welcoming locals guests, cottagers, passersby, and road trippers alike. Open and airy, with loads of character, you'll come for the best coffee in the Valley, and stay for the pleasant music and friendly service.
We delivered freshly bottled kombucha to the shop, met some lovely customers (check out the little booch fan with the "Small Towner" shirt!), and enjoyed a perfectly poured latté by wonderful owner, Hilary. You'll want to stop in on your next tour through Eganville!
Just in time for the busy season, our kombucha is making its debut at the Sands on Golden Lake.
Now when you visit this gorgeous lakeside inn and restaurant, you can enjoy a cold, refreshing Laurentian Brew! We're so excited to be in the Sands! We've always loved this spot and how could you not!? A restaurant with amazing food and a beautiful view of the lake, guest rooms, chalets, or a cottage for overnight guests, a sandy beach, and a full-service spa for a complete self-care getaway. It's no wonder the Sands has such great reviews!
Open year-round, the Sands on Golden Lake is a travel destination for both locals and adventurers from afar. A dreamy spot for a wedding or conference, and a great family-friendly escape to the great outdoors, the Sands will whisk your worries away for the day, the weekend, or a full week vacation. With a golf course nearby, the OFSC trail system, special events, and live entertainment, there's plenty to keep you busy during your stay.
Check out www.sandsongoldenlake.com for more info or to book your visit. We'll be hitting up the restaurant for lunch on our next delivery day!
Just in time for the long weekend, our limited edition seasonal flavour Strawberry Rhubarb is here!
We infused our raw kombucha with organic Ontario strawberries and fresh, locally harvested rhubarb to create this refreshing flavour. It doesn't get much better than enjoying the fruit of our own backyard! Best served chilled over ice and enjoyed on a hot Summer day, this brew is sweetly satisfying and full of healthy benefits.
Fill up on tap at Blendz Smoothie Shop and The Olive Tree in Deep River. PLUS for a limited time, you can purchase a 1L booch refill AND a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie made fresh from B & R Bakery for only $20!!
Cheers to local goodness!
Wishing you a happy Canada Day long weekend!
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