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Eating fruits and vegetables grown and processed here at home offers many benefits that are often overlooked! FROZEN PRODUCE The vegetables are picked at peak ripeness and freshness before being rapidly washed, prepared, blanched and frozen at a temperature of -40 degrees Celsius. There are many good reasons to eat frozen foods:
Solution - 14 April 2020 - Tag : Ask for local, Buying local, Local food procurement
Would you like to see more local products on your grocer’s shelves but don’t know what you can do about it? Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find homegrown fruits and vegetables. Here’s a practical guide to help you demand more local foods from your grocer.
Solution - 14 April 2020 - Tag : Ask for local, Buying local, Local food procurement
Eating local foods is more important now than ever. It's a choice that has many great benefits, both for us and for those around us. What does it means to “eat local”? Eating local means giving preference to foods that are grown close to home, whether in our province or region, or even in our own gardens! It also means eating in a more responsible and respectful...
Solution - 14 April 2020 - Tag : Buying local, Épluche ta ville
For many, September is synonymous with the start of school, cooler nights and the end of the unbearable wait for our favourite TV series to return. For those who enjoy local organic food, September brings an abundance of local organic vegetables from the fields of our family farmers and at local markets. It speaks to the flavour, colours and freshness of our local food, and...
Actualité - 29 August 2019 - Tag : Buying local, Food, Local food procurement
Opting for local food, grown or prepared in Quebec, means a shorter distance to your plate and therefore fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less need for preservatives. We can easily make these choices for the food we bring into our households, but what about the food that is served at school, at the daycare, at the hospital, at the office?
Actualité - 14 February 2019 - Tag : Buying local, Local food, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to buy local and to show solidarity with Quebec farmers. Our local producers are used to facing unpredictability, but their resilience and ability to adapt are valuable strengths that allow them to continue to carry out their mission of feeding us. Here are some helpful resources for schools and organizations looking...
Solution - 27 August 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
The school break is coming up and many kids will be spending a lot of time playing. So we’d like to tell you about a few environmental and health issues linked to all those playthings our little—and big—ones love so much. Équiterre also wants to give you some great inexpensive and eco-friendly ideas for having fun.  
Actualité - 1 March 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
Cupid’s day is synonymous with showing affection in all sorts of ways (in other words, we ♥ love). February 14 is also a busy day for florists. In the United States alone, two billion dollars are spent on flowers and 250 million roses are produced!
Actualité - 1 February 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Fair trade, Responsible consumption, Valentine's Day
The family farmer organic basket 20th anniversary celebrations are still in full swing with delicious new recipes from celebrities! Fanny Bloom, Christian Bégin, Jérôme Ferrer and Chantal Fontaine are the latest celebrities to take part in our summer recipe challenge. Make the most of the remaining summer days and enjoy simple, delicious recipes made with fresh, colourful,...
To counter the runaway spending and unbridled consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Équiterre’s action of the month is to buy less, spend more wisely and support local artisans and producers.