Former partners and farmers, come celebrate with us!
Sunday, October 23, at 11 am in the Centre for Sustainable Development, our new green building in the Quartier des spectacles
talk by Laure Waridel (in video conference)
lunch made with local, organic ingredients
guided tour of the Centre for Sustainable Development
traditional Quebec music...
Did you love getting a basket of fresh fruit and vegetables this summer? Or are you just hearing about our family farmer program for the first time? Either way, we have good news: another delivery season is about to begin!
In fact, 96 drop-off points will be open this winter for residents across Quebec and in the Ottawa area.
What kind of vegetables can you expect to...
In 1995, Equiterre launched a pilot project involving one farm, Cadet-Roussel, and about 50 Montreal families, who agreed to pay in advance for a share of the harvest.
The next year, when we officially launched the network, it included 7 farms and about 250 families.
A lucky member of our team is going to Seoul to present our family farmer program, which has provided Quebecers with easy access to locally grown food for 15 years. Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a focus of the Organic World Congress, which runs from September 28 to October 1.
On September 24, the Parc-Extension neighbourhood of Montreal celebrates food security at Parc Athéna, at the corner of Jean-Talon and De l'Épée. On the menu: talks by many different organizations, including Equiterre.
Also on offer: workshops and other activities for the whole family, e.g., making a garden out of bins, an explanation of food security, and a guided visit of...
Congratulations to Alexandra Semard of Gatineau, grand prize winner of our family farmer contest. She wins:
Do you sometimes eat organic, sometimes not? Although it's better to eat conventionally grown fruit and vegetables than no fruit and vegetables at all, there are still some choices that you can make to limit your exposure to toxic pesticide residue.
To help shoppers prioritize when to buy organic, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has updated its lists of...
Quebecers have been waiting since 2008's Provonost report for the agri-food policy green paper, which was finally tabled yesterday.
Although the paper does make some encouraging proposals, including:
cross-compliance, i.e., attachment of environmental conditions to government support policies
developing Quebec's environmental and agricultural assets
it disappoints in...
Montreal, June 2, 2011 - Equiterre offers Quebecers a new online directory listing more than 300 initiatives that encourage farm direct purchasing in the province. The directory, which is available to the general public on the Equiterre website, includes different kinds of short food supply chains, such as public markets and online markets as well as grocery stores and other...
Signing up for a basket of fresh fruit and vegetables from one of our family farmers is a good way to eat well, encourage local agriculture and reduce middlemen. But if, for some reason, that's not possible for you, don't despair: there are other options.
To make it easier for you, Equiterre has made an online directory, Manger local au Québec,* for Quebecers interested...