We're excited to announce that select Farm Boy locations in Ottawa now carry our kombucha!
You can find five flavours in the Train Yards and Westboro Farm Boy stores.
Hibiscus Ginger, Wild Blueberry, Beau-Tea-Ful Morning, Meta-Boost, and Strawberry Mint were selected to debut our partnership in this Canadian grocery chain.
In its 36th year, Farm Boy proudly serves the province of Ontario with over 27 locations, bringing fresh, local food to thousands of health-conscious consumers across 11 major cities. With a vision of using the best foods to create a better shopping experience, Farm Boy stores dazzle customers with a bright, open-concept layout, farm-fresh local produce, made-from-scratch food from the Farm Boy kitchen, a salad bar and hot meal bar for take out. Several locations also house a sushi bar, artisan pizza, stir-fry station, and a selection of beer and wine.
We're very happy to be able to access more of our Ottawa customers and bring our traditional, small-batch brew to a larger area. We are grateful for the opportunity and are fuelled by the passion to ensure a high-quality, live-cultured, true kombucha is available to our family, friends, and friends of friends. Thank you to all who made this happen! We truly appreciate your support!
The International free kombucha festival, BOOCHFEST took place at Landsdowne Park in Ottawa inside the Horticulture Building this past weekend.
We were floored by the absolute success of this festival! Founders and organizers, Drew and Samira took their love of kombucha and poured it into this event. They had a dream to bring an international kombucha festival to the area and boy did they make it happen!
The anticipation was high and we weren't sure what to expect but as the day progressed, it was clear that the event had surpassed expectations. After a brief opening ceremony with a word from the Boochfest Founders and ribbon cutting including Rise Kombucha, the crowds piled in and were given a sample cup to try all sorts of flavours of kombucha.
We were in good company along with brewers Culture Kombucha, Y Kombucha, Quetzal Kombucha, Brew Dr. Kombucha, GT'S Kombucha, Elikxir Kombucha, Cathy's Kombucha, Live Kombucha, Carlington Booch, Rise Kombucha, Bucha Brew, Vox Kombucha, Artizen Kombucha, Lao Kombucha, Pyramid Ferments, and from all the way overseas, Kombucha Iceland!!
"They just kept coming in", fellow brewers said as we re-capped the event. There was barely a moment for us to try other brews as most of us were a two-person crew, working non-stop from 10-4 to serve up samples, offering kombucha on tap and selling our bottles.
"It was crazy!" our heads are still spinning from the action. With music going, an excited crowd with bellies full of kombucha were mostly in the know about the fermented tea. This isn't the norm for us as we are used to explaining the process and answering numerous questions about the brew.
"Everyone already knew what kombucha was! We never get that".
It was an event to meet the makers and sip on new flavours. Attendees made the rounds and then decided on their faves or picked up an assortment to bring home. There was also a competition for homebrewers which was judged by a panel of commercial kombucha connoisseurs.
We met so many people, made wonderful new connections, learned about upcoming brewers, saw familiar faces and had visits from friends.
As a brewer, it was phenomenal. Well organized, nice facility, highlighted the industry, and had cold storage and ice on site. We can't thank Drew and Samira enough!
BOOCHFEST 2018 was a riot!! Can't wait for next year!
OTTAWA!!! We are here!!
This is HUGE! Our friends at EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle have welcomed our brew into their facility alongside their healthy smoothies and bulletproof lattes in the Basecamp Café.
EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle is a full service Personal Training studio, gym and alternative health care company located in the heart of Beechwood Village in Ottawa. EPIC offers a multitude of health services including Functional Personal Training, Holistic Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Energy Healing, and Pelvic Health Therapy.
The movement room is also host to over 10 different group exercise classes taught by certified functional trainers, yoga instructors and movement instructors that help include HIIT classes, advanced classes, and various yoga classes.
Founder, Stephanie Karlovits decided to take her longtime background in Personal Training and acquired designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and overhaul her EPIC Fitness gym to become EPIC Fitness + LIFESTYLE. Stephanie acknowledged the lack of overall happiness and success in clients even after they had met their weightless or training goals, and dove deep into uncovering what REALLY worked. The 4 pillars of the EPIC LIFE were created, combining Functional Training, Holistic Nutrition, Nature and Self-Care to target every aspect of healthy living.
A formula developed for success + highly trained professionals = an epic life !!
We are highly impressed with the facility and services. Having known Stephanie (and Kerri!) from working together back in the GoodLife Fitness days, we have seen the business grow from a dream to a reality and beyond. EPIC has now developed their own supplement product line!
You definitely want to check out this place (you can even just pop in to pick up a booch!) and stay tuned for what's coming up next!
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