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Pepper piperade with herb sauce

Serve as an starter with Pita bread or crackers. It can also be served as an appetizer with roasted ratte potatoes, yogurt sauce, garlic, dill and...
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Ferme J.P. Desgroseilliers: Market Gardeners from Father to...

Following in the footsteps of his parents Guy and Marie-Josée, Maxime Desgroseilliers is gradually taking over the family farm founded in 1956 by his paternal...
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Enjoy the 3rd season of Kiosques de la Relève!

Our up-and-coming farmers were back in action since May 5 at Montreal's public markets. Who are they? What do they offer? Why should you discover them? We tell...Our up-and-coming farmers were back in action since May 5 at Montreal's public markets. Who are they? What do they offer? Why should you discover them? We tell you all about it! Since 2021, from May to October, the Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets have welcomed dozens of young Quebec farmers thanks to the Kiosques de la Relève. This project provides small, often start-up, agricultural businesses with turnkey facilities one day a week to showcase their products. It's a unique initiative, and very popular with young farmers and farmers' market customers alike! As Nicolas Fabien-Ouellet, General Manager of the Marchés publics de Montréal, explains, "The Kiosques de la Relève meet the specific needs of the new generation of farmers, who don't yet have the volume of production or the manpower to set up shop with us seven days a week, while continuing to work in the field. With this new simplified rental formula, we're supporting a whole cohort of new farms to facilitate the development of their production, stimulate local agriculture in Quebec, and market without intermediaries in Montreal." An innovative solution to the challenges facing farmers in Quebec As we read in the media, we know that young people who want to take over their family's agricultural mission, or who are passionate about farming, face major challenges. Speculation in arable land is rampant, with its value jumping 248% over the past 10 years, according to data compiled by Farm Credit Canada.   "I rent the family land I farm in Mirabel, because I wouldn't be able to buy it right now. The prices are exorbitant," confirms Léandre Raymond Desjardins, a former chef who founded his market garden farm Les jardins de la fourchette in 2021. An early participant in the Kiosques de la Relève at the Jean-Talon market, he greatly appreciates this initiative, which enables him to quietly develop his commercial activities, centered around direct sales, subscriptions to weekly market garden baskets and deliveries to restaurants. But the price of land is not the only challenge faced by the new farmers. Martin Caron, general president of the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), points out that "labor problems, price inflation (fuel, inputs, equipment, etc.) and the need to adapt to new technologies all have an impact on the debt levels of Quebec farmers. As a result, today, 1 dollar of revenue is equivalent to 8 dollars of investment, as opposed to 2 dollars of investment before. It's understandable that many of them are running out of steam.   Caron also stresses the importance of farm succession, at a time when 40% of agricultural entrepreneurs have no plans for one, and are 54 years old on average. "It's a cause for concern, so we have to do our best to encourage young people who choose this profession. That's what we do at the UPA by contributing to the Kiosques la relève, which we see as magnificent showcases for young farmers, who can test their products and forge bonds of trust with consumers."   A dynamic and diversified new generation   Kiosques de la Relève are a concrete solution to the marketing challenges faced by the new generation of farmers. Spearheaded by the Marchés publics de Montréal, the project was immediately supported by the Ville de Montréal, MAPAQ and, of course, the UPA, which pays 50% of the rental costs for the kiosks.   This generous support has made it possible for 26 up-and-coming agricultural enterprises to take part in 2022 alone: organic market gardeners, urban farmers, garlic, herb and edible flower producers, breeders, winemakers, pickers... in short, something for everyone.   The 2023 season will be just as exciting, with two dedicated kiosks at Marché Jean-Talon, two more at Marché Atwater and one at Marché Maisonneuve. Since the beginning of May, young producers of microfoams, mushrooms and edible plants, as well as breeders of grass-fed ducks and Highland beef, have already been inviting visitors. And that's just for starters, as the Kiosques de la relève program stretches right through to October!   Several of the farms on this list are innovators. In addition to selling their produce, they have begun to set up a subscription drop-off point for pre-ordered market garden baskets. It's a happy hybrid formula, since customers who pick up their pre-orders can also top up their purchases with daily arrivals. So, once again, we can look forward to precious moments of discovery, indulgence and exchange at the Kiosques de la Relève. Léandre Raymond Desjardins, who will be arriving in June with his forty or so non-mechanized organic vegetables, is looking forward to the experience once again: "I'm happy to take time off every week to come and man the kiosk," he says. Direct contact with customers is invaluable. They're curious, open-minded people, interested in our products and our history. They come to us for inspiration, and they inspire us just as much in return. It's a win-win situation!     Text by Sophie Ginoux
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Oktoberfest at Atwater Market - September 30 & October 1

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Atwater Market invites you to its second Oktoberfest, on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1! Oktoberfest features nearly...From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Atwater Market invites you to its second Oktoberfest, on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1! Oktoberfest features nearly 100 craft beers, great food from the market's restaurateurs, and a line-up of music and activities to keep you entertained. Admission is free, and tasting glasses cost $3.50. Microbreweries will be offering uniform tasting rates of $4 for 5 oz and $7 for 10 oz.   Some fifteen microbreweries present During the event, you'll be able to taste several craft beer options brewed and developed by the expertise of some fifteen local microbreweries, all in a festive, family-friendly atmosphere! 🍺 Bob Magnale Artisans Brasseurs 🍺 Boswell Brasserie Artisanale 🍺 Brasserie artisanale L'amère à boire 🍺 Brasserie Memento 🍺 Brasseur de Montréal 🍺 Brasseur Noir 🍺 Farnham Ale & Lager 🍺 Les Sans-Taverne 🍺 Messorem 🍺 Microbrasserie Benelux 🍺 Microbrasserie Hopfenstark 🍺 Microbrasserie La Souche 🍺 Microbrasserie Trois Lacs 🍺 Overhop Brewing 🍺 Terre à boire (present October 1 only) 🍺 Trou du Diable   Fun for all! Families can enjoy an array of activities for their children, including inflatable games, face painting and creative workshops.   Saturday, September 30 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Inflatable and giant games 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Montreal Bluegrass Duo 1pm to 5pm: Face painting for children 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm: DJ Kelly   Sunday, October 1st 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Bouncers and giant games 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Face painting 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm: DJ Valentin   Les âmes du Sudbest, by Mathieu Baer and François Perras Documentary screening from 6pm Introductory speech, then screening followed by discussion.   The event is organized in collaboration with the Office montréalais de la gastronomie and SDC Les Quartiers du Canal.

Montreal's Public Markets: Mission, Vision, Values

A social economy enterprise, the mission of the Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montréal is to improve access to fresh produce through a network of public markets that brings Montrealers closer to local producers, market gardeners, retailers, restaurateurs and agri-food artisans. Since 1993, we have been mandated by the City of Montreal to manage the Atwater Market, the Jean-Talon Market, the Maisonneuve Market, six neighbourhood markets and three solidarity markets. A non-profit organization, our governance is based on a mixed board of directors, composed of five merchants and five residents of the Montreal agglomeration, and includes more than 200 members who commercialize at public markets.

Our mission

Improve access to fresh produce through a network of public markets that brings Montrealers closer to local food producers and artisans.

Our vision

Develop a network of public markets on a human scale that contributes to making Montreal an accessible, sustainable and healthy metropolis.

Our purpose

To allow families of producers and agri-food artisans to feed Montreal families.

Our values

Transparency – Conviviality – Agility – Diversity – Accessibility – Responsibility – Proximity

The Montreal Public Markets network is visited by more than three out of four Montrealers and allows, by promoting a short circuit model, to feed the population and offer access to local and quality products all year long, everywhere on the island of Montreal.

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