Updated: Mar 10
Hello there, wonderful readers! Apologies for being MIA for a while.. you know, running a business, worldwide pandemic... I have my reasons. Just kidding, I promise I will try harder!
Anyways! As those of you who follow me on social media may know, I am starting a brand new monthly blog series entitled the Zoey Schvan Ottawa Small Business Corner! I'm not self-involved or narcissistic at all... I just like to attach my name to everything, apparently.
In all seriousness, I thought this would be a nice way to give back to the wonderful small business community that has welcomed me with open arms these past years. Every month, I will have a local small business featured here in order to support my new friends, as well as promote this recent #ShopLocal movement.
Back to me for a moment, please... Although, I swear this is a direct lead in to our featured business! A few weeks ago, I found out that my coaching / consulting business qualifies as a social enterprise, as I focus on social issues (helping disabled entrepreneurs). In all honesty, I only recently learnt what that actually means, and now that I do, I realize how cool social enterprises are. Helping people, helping society... it's all very cool.
So, without further adieu, I introduce you to the wonderful social enterprise called Social Harvest Ottawa! I have collaborated with these amazing people before, and can wholeheartedly tell you they are well worth supporting!
Let's get right into it, shall we?!
As mentioned, Social Harvest Ottawa is a non-profit social enterprise that works towards eliminating food insecurity within our community.
Here are some of the great products / services they offer:
- Workshops to promote urban agriculture
- Microgreen growing kits and packs through their sister enterprises
- Volunteer opportunities in their community gardens this spring
- A seasonal internship program to help promote youths professional skills
CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTION ALERT!
Their microgreen packs are $4 this week on marketmobileottawa.com/
Here is where you can find them online and get even more info about the amazing work they do:
They also have a donation page on market13.ca/products/donate where all the proceeds go towards supporting households who are struggling with food insecurity.
I would like to take a moment to thank my friends over at Social Harvest Ottawa for being my first featured business! I can't wait to continue this series! I have my March business lined up for you guys! Keep an eye on my social accounts to find out more in the next few weeks!
What were your thoughts on this first feature? Is there anything you think I should add to my next installment? You can leave your comments below! Thanks for coming along with my on this journey, it means a lot!
Do YOU have a small business in Ottawa? Feel free to reach out to be featured in this series!