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You're invited to the first showing of "Virée agricole," a photo exhibit by Léonie Rouette Tétreault, as it begins its tour of Quebec. This exhibit – which stars one of the family farms in our community supported agriculture (CSA) network, Les Bontés de la Vallée – gives a rare insider view of what it's really like to work on a small organic farm in...
The Lanaudière action group, in partnership with the Collège Saint-Sacrement de Terrebonne, welcomes Steven Guilbeault, deputy executive director of Equiterre, for a talk on the green economy. The evening will begin with a "5 à 7" where farmers from Equiterre's community supported agriculture (CSA) network will hold information booths to answer questions on this...
Montreal, March 27, 2012 – The family farmers in Equiterre's community supported agriculture (CSA) network are now accepting orders from across Quebec for the summer season of deliveries. More than 80 farms (that have either been certified organic or are in the process of doing so) will be delivering weekly baskets of fresh produce to 371 drop-off points across 14...
Communiqué - 27 March 2012 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic baskets, Organic food basket
You want to eat more locally grown, organic food, but find shopping for groceries difficult enough to fit into your schedule as is... Did you know that you can arrange to have a farmer's basket full of healthy, locally grown vegetables delivered directly to your workplace once a week? Find out how easy it it to host a drop-off point for a family farmer in our community...
Actualité - 13 February 2012 - Tag : Family farmers network, Farmer's basket, Organic baskets
"The moment of excitement: the last meat deliveries before Christmas! Jean-Pierre graciously steps aside and lets Santa Claus take over for the day. We don't know where Jean-Pierre disappears to, but we have always been impressed with how well Santa seems to know our drop-off route.
Is Christmas a holiday that you celebrate, but with a feeling of deep reservation, even guilt, at the consumer excess and waste? Don't feel bad.  There's hope. You can give the season new meaning by choosing new traditions that reflect your true values. Here are some ideas to get you started. Share them with your friends and family. Who knows, you may even spark a...
For the 16th year in a row, producers are invited to Journées horticoles, two days of the latest in horticultural information, featuring speakers from Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario and the United States. The program includes talks on:
Looking for ways to make your holiday season more eco-friendly? You're invited a meet-up to share ideas on celebrating differently. Two Equiterre reps will be on site with tips on how to integrate organic, fair trade and local products into your festivities.  At Bar Populaire, 6584 Saint-Laurent. For more information, please contact Andrée-Anne D’Amours,...
Researchers have identified a higher presence of polyphenols – natural compounds that can protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases and some kinds of cancer – in juice made with organic rather than conventionally grown tomatoes. Why the difference?
Actualité - 9 November 2011 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic baskets, Organic food basket
Fifteen years ago, 250 Montreal families banded together with seven local farms to launch what has since become North America's largest community supported agriculture (CSA) network. This October, we asked you to celebrate with us. And celebrate you did! One hundred and thirty of you joined us at the Centre for Sustainable Development for a day of family fun. It was a chance...