Équiterre is proud to be one of the four finalists in the Alimentation [food] category at the 2016 Les Vivats contest for our annual Benefit Cocktail. Some 82 applications were submitted for the 5th contest, which is intended to recognize sustainable practices in Quebec.
For the second year in a row, Équiterre presented awards at the family farmers network annual meeting on February 2 in Sainte-Rosalie.
Choosing certified organic foods in Quebec ensures a diet filled with freshness, flavour and nutrients, while supporting local farmers, who have decided to cultivate the land without using pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Discover all the advantages to putting organic food on your plate!
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In 1995, a small group of environmentalists floated the idea of bringing farmers, consumers and businesses together to create a supply network for fresh, local, organic produce. These “green” citizens were Équiterre’s founders, and the farmers were Madeleine and Jean Roussel, of the Cadet Roussel farm in Montérégie, very good neighbours of Équiterre cofounder...
This summer, our fantastic family farmers will be featured on ICI Radio-Canada’s Par ici l’été, from Monday to Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Expo 2015 is being held in Milan on the inspiring theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” The civil society and farmers' movement will be holding a parallel think-tank alongside the world fair. During the People's Expo, participants will be led to discussion on how agroecology fits into food sovereignty and the possible solutions to the food system crisis.
On August 16 and 17, Frelighsburg will host its first organic/fair trade fair, bringing together thirty Quebec exhibitors offering fair trade and organic products such as fresh produce, bread, cheese, honey, oil and soap. The event will also include talks, local music, children's entertainment and food samples.
The festival promotes an environmental and equitable culture. In...
Would you like to enjoy fresh organic produce, support the local economy, and strengthen your connection with rural Quebec?
Can Quebec's agricultural sector reduce its reliance on fossil fuels? A new report from Equiterre and ÉcoRessources says yes.
Right now, Quebec's farmers are so dependent on fossil fuels that a price increase of just a penny per litre of fuel costs the industry an extra $3.8 million in fuel expenses and $4.9 million in fertilizer costs.
Farms were responsible for a whopping 2....
Every morning at 5:30 Chef David arrives for work at the CPE Le Petit Réseau, a daycare on the second floor of the Maison du développement durable in Montreal. His job is to feed 77 preschoolers, but also to help them discover local and organic fruits and vegetables.
CPE Le Petit Réseau has been a partner of the Du Coq à l'Âne farm since 2012. This farm is in Bury in the...