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Liste des Family Portraits du Marchés Publics de Montréal

Family Portraits

Producers, merchants and artisans together make up the Montréal Public Markets’ extended family. For years, often for generations, they’ve been getting up early, experimenting, sometimes starting over, nurturing, harvesting and flourishing! Day after day, they stand proudly behind their stalls as if by their own dining-room table, inviting us to feast. They’re the heart and soul of the markets – their very essence – and the reason we keep coming back. The Family Portrait series aims to pay tribute to all the pillars of our public markets.

The series is now being translated. More texts will be added each week.

This project is funded through the Programme Proximité of the ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation, a program implemented under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership according to an agreement between the governments of Canada and Québec.

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October 13, 2021

Aqua Mare: The Best from the Seven Seas

Since 2005, Aqua Mare has won over the tastebuds of many Jean-Talon Market fans with its vast selection of top-quality fish, seafood and oysters, as well as...

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September 15, 2021

Bio Locaux: Strength Is in Numbers… and Organic Food!

Every small organic farm has its own style, vision, and challenges, both large and small. That’s why some producers rely on mutual assistance and solidarity,...

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September 1, 2021

Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande: Fields of Fun

With autumn around the corner, the rang de la Montagne, in Rougemont, becomes especially lively. And among the many crowded orchards, the Potager Mont-Rouge...

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August 23, 2021

Fromagerie Atwater: The 1000-Cheese Man

Behind his vast counter overflowing with cheeses, Gilles Jourdenais is enthusiastically serving his customers while wearing his signature beret. Owner of La...

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August 12, 2021

Jean-Brillant Market: Feeding the Neighbourhood 24/7

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, residents of the lively Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood can buy fresh produce at the Jean-Brillant Market. So let’s meet...

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July 28, 2021

Havre-aux-Glaces: The Self-Taught Ice Cream Man

As a child, Richard Lachapelle was already an ice cream fiend. But he never imagined he would ever become an ice cream maker. This was not factoring in the...

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July 14, 2021

Ferme des Moissons: Fresh Garlic, the Spice of Life

“Small is beautiful.” “The best things come in small packages.” Two proverbs that describe well how Daniel Brais and Judith Canaff – garlic producers...

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June 29, 2021

Ferme Conrad Pitre: Strawberry Fields Forever

The Pitre family? They’re the real thing. Market gardeners from father to son, three generations deeply rooted in their land in Mercier. People known for...

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June 10, 2021

From Adélard to Éliane Bélanger, It’s 4 Generations of Butchers

The barbecue season is well underway and something is cooking at the Adélard Bélanger et fils: the Atwater Market pioneer is about to change hands. Over the...

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May 21, 2021

The Lacroix Family Profession: Horticulturists

The landscape has changed quite a bit during the last 70 years, when Paul Lacroix first started planting his fields on Boulevard Sainte-Rose, north of Laval....

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April 15, 2021

Les Délices de la Mer: A Delightful Fish Tale from the Gaspé Peninsula

The moment the glorious snow crab season comes to an end, lobster takes over. Every spring, the arrival of the crustacean from the peninsula – followed...

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March 31, 2021

Boucherie du Marché Maisonneuve: Butchers from One Generation to the Next

Daniel Jodoin didn’t just give a job to his two sons, Samuel and Simon. He gave them his love and passion for the butcher’s trade. His shop, kitchen and...

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March 5, 2021

The Lussier Family: Maple Syrup Runs Through Their Veins!

The Lussiers have been maple syrup producers and farmers for five generations. They draw their strength from the land, the woods, and the remarkable bond they...

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January 15, 2021

Pure Horticulture: Organic Veggies Year-Round

Valérie Benoit has become the go-to Atwater Market reference for organic vegetable lovers. And excellent news! Her customers will no longer be missing her in...

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November 24, 2020

Giancarlo & Luigi Bono: The Family Who Planted Firs

It’s a cold November morning. Sunrays struggle through grey clouds, snowflakes twirl in the air, yet nothing dampers the warm atmosphere of the Sapins Chez...

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October 5, 2020

Patrick Rémillard: Another ‘Next Generation’ at Ferme Jacques et Diane

Six generations of Rémillard have left their footprints on the farm in Saint-Michel-de-Napierville, in Montérégie. Following Louis, Adrien, and Alphonse,...

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September 22, 2020

Le Potager Asiatique: The Atwater Market Asian Veggies Lovers

Do you know what elephant ears, fragrant loofah, bitter melon and Asian squash blossom taste like? If not, it’s time to discover one of Atwater Market...

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September 16, 2020

Ethné de Vienne: World Ambassadress

Ethné de Vienne bustles between her shelves of her workshop where more than 400 different spices are stored in white bins and her trademark small metal...

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September 9, 2020

Fanny Beaudin: Sowing, Harvesting, Sharing

As a student, Fanny found work at the Jean-Talon and Atwater markets to help support herself. It turned out to be a defining event in her life, because she...

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August 26, 2020

Ibrahim Abdelgawad: Carrying On the Family Tradition

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cheese, and it’s much the same!” goes the saying. The adage takes on its full meaning when admiring the...

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August 19, 2020

François Brouillard: The Forest Forager

For François Brouillard, a mound of weeds is quickly transformed into a plentiful pantry. “There’s no such thing as weeds. They’re just plants that...

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July 14, 2020

Lino Birri: Growing Up Among the Market Stalls

Lino Birri has occupied the same address in the Jean-Talon Market since 1989, selling a hundred varieties of fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs in the...

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