Barn Warming Tickets
After three years of work we were delighted to finally open the doors on this beautiful heritage building that has served the Ottawa agricultural community for more than a century! When we arrived here she was but a shell of her former self - dilapidated, disused, and decaying. Despite the state we found her in, we saw the potential of this beautiful building, and in partnership with the NCC set about bringing her into the 21st century.
We were always passionate about this project, but when we first met the Ramsay family, and particularly 92-year-old Ed Ramsay, whose grandparents built this very barn, and received such warm and enthusiastic support for the project, we knew we were on the right track!
On Thursday, May 18 we opened her doors to the public for the first time and wow, what a welcome she received!
If anything calls for a party, this is it!
Barn Warming Party Schedule
The Sheepdog Grill serving sausages and kebabs from 11am-2pm
All ages & levels Contra Dance from 1:30pm-3:30pm with John Dahms on Fiddle, Ian Clark on Guitar & dance calling by Emily Addison
Field & Barn tour with Farmer Jo from 3:30pm-4:15pm
The Barn Warming will also serve as a fundraiser for the continuing development of the barn into the community space we have always envisioned. While the NCC has contributed to the project, their funding only went towards the structural work required to keep the barn standing. All of the internal work - electricity, plumbing, lighting, flooring, finishes and fittings - are all the responsibility of the Farm. It’s an expensive undertaking.
We know that the community is emotionally invested in this project, but now you can invest financially too!
And all it takes is buying a ticket.
The party is free for all Farm members (2023 CSA & Farm Market Members), but if you would like to contribute to the barn fund you can purchase a ticket, which are priced on a sliding scale.
*Donations will not receive a tax receipt*