“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
I'm loving this quote and spent the month of May embracing it. I've spent several hours outside basking in the sunshine, pulling weeds and planting seeds. This is a wonderful metaphor for what May was all about for Zengarry as well.
We've been planting seeds for the future in the Zengarry kitchen. Training new staff, making new contacts and nurturing new plans and ideas. Soon these seeds will take root and sprout and you will all get to enjoy the fruits of our labour!
In the meantime here is are a few of the things we've been doing over the past month.
What we ate....
What we did...
Where we went...
We visited the quaint historical town of Carlton Place just outside of Ottawa. The Granary Bulk and Natural Foods has taken down the wall, expanded into the space next door and given their whole shop a makeover. Lucky for us, they now have room to stock up on ZCC! We will be back with samples on June 13 for their official Grand Opening!
What's coming up in June...
We are busily preparing for the return of Ottawa Vegfest in a brand new venue, the RA Centre. There is an awesome lineup of speakers including Dreena Burton of Plant Powered Kitchen, Kristin Lajeunesse of Will Travel for Vegan Food and a Cooking Demonstration by our very own Auntie Loo!! We'll be there both days to tempt you with samples and prizes!
Some VERY exciting announcements are coming in the next couple of months as we expand our distribution throughout Quebec with the help of our new friends at Horizon Nature. They will be handling deliveries to several new stores around the province. Keep your eyes open and continue to look for ZCC in your favourite health food stores!