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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...
The hearings on Quebec's green paper for an agri-food policy that were supposed to take place this fall have been postponed once again. They have been rescheduled for January 2012, which means that there is no chance of any legislation being drafted before the spring. This is just one more delay in a process that began more than three and a half years ago, when the Provonost...
Actualité - 25 October 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Agricultural policy, Organic baskets
To mark the 15th anniversary of our family farmer program, we have published a book, L'agriculture soutenue par la communauté (Community supported agriculture). Readers will learn about the different aspects of CSA, including:
Actualité - 25 October 2011 - Tag : Book launch, Family farmers network, Organic baskets
Quebec-based entomologist Madeleine Chagnon, together with her UQAM colleagues, has shown that bees are adversely affected by the chemicals used in seed coating, particularly neonicotinoid insecticides. While this result has been demonstrated elsewhere in the world in laboratory conditions, over the course of this three year study, free-roaming bees in the wild have been shown...
Actualité - 18 October 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Food security, Organic baskets, Pesticides
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 Activities:  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.
Actualité - 22 September 2011 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic baskets, Organic World Congress