City Council: Green light for local coffee, cheese at markets, new McArthur bike lanes
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By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, March 8, 2017

Approving the Stage 2 LRT plan was the main entrée at Wednesday’s city council meeting, but there were several juicy appetizers.

ByWard, Parkdale markets to offer local coffee, cheese and jamLocal coffee roasters, cheese makers and jam producers can soon set up stands at the ByWard and Parkdale markets.

The city is expanding the criteria for its outdoor markets to include a new “microprocessor” category. Microprocessors are considered small-scale, local producers who are “actively and directly engaged in the transformation or processing of an agri-food product” intended for consumption.