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Buying local is the responsible-consumption behaviour that has progressed the most in Quebec since 2010, and food is at the top of the list of products that Quebecers prefer to buy local, according to the Observatoire de la Consommation Responsable. In its recent survey of 1100 Quebecers on their food-buying habits, 79.6% of respondents said that they consider the word...
It's that time of year where we start to crave soups, stews and casseroles – hearty winter cooking that calls for hearty winter vegetables.
Quebecers, now is the time to hit your favourite local u-pick apple orchard. Don't have a favourite? No worries. You can find a complete list of u-pick apple orchards on the Fédération des producteurs de pommes du Québec website (in French only). But you can also be pickier about your picking, and look for organic u-pick apple orchards near you.
Actualité - 28 September 2014 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic baskets, Pick your own, Recipes
Would you like to show your children where their food comes from? Are you curious to see what a farm looks like up close? Or maybe you are just looking for a nice way to spend time with family and friends. On Sunday, September 7, farms across Quebec are opening their doors to members of the public. A delightful activity for young and old.
Actualité - 28 August 2014 - Tag : Family farmers network, Local food, Organic baskets
Anaïs Berzi, AKA food blogger Nana Marmelade, sent us a recipe for double dark chocolate zucchini bread with pecans that was so good we just had to share.
Actualité - 13 August 2014 - Tag : Family farmers network, Local food, Organic baskets, Recipes
Over the past few years, our Quebec City action group has launched a new tradition, an annual bike ride to a local organic farm. This activity brings participants into contact with a local farmer for a chance to learn more about – and even try their hand at – organic farming. This year, the tour will visit the St-Achillée organic farm for an approximately...
Actualité - 12 August 2014 - Tag : Action groups, Biking, Family farmers network, Organic baskets
Forty-some family farmers recently braved the rain to take part in the second of four visits between farms this season. These visits give our farmers a chance to see how others operate. At Equiterre, we believe in the power of peer learning, especially for young farmers who are just starting out. These visits are one of the many services we offer to the farmers in our family...
On July 2, join us at the Centre for Sustainable Development to celebrate the first organic basket delivery of the season.  Chefs from La Récolte - Espace local will give a cooking demonstration featuring vegetables from an organic basket from Coq à l'Âne farm. You can also meet with the farmer or ask a member of our team about our family farmer network. Enjoy:
Josée Gauthier, advisor for Equiterre's family farmer network, explains that her family farmer helped her discover a greater variety of vegetables. "Maybe you're like how I used to be. You tend to buy the same things from the grocery store. You tend to always cook using the same recipes. I've changed my ways since signing up for organic baskets from a family farmer....
Would you like to enjoy fresh organic produce, support the local economy, and strengthen your connection with rural Quebec?