Kiosques de la relève
Kiosques de la relève (next generation market stalls) is a pilot project launched in 2021 by Marchés publics de Montréal with the support of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ). The initiative makes turnkey stalls available by the day, specifically for up-and-coming agri-food entrepreneurs who want to introduce their products to the public. There are three stalls in Jean Talon Market for the project’s first year. Plans for the second phase include stalls in the city’s other public markets, depending on prospective tenants’ interest in the new format. Over the course of the season, urban agriculture companies will be joined by more traditional truck farms. The stalls are already heavily booked on weekends, and weekday slots are filling up fast. Check them out every time you go to the market!
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Jeudis de la rèleve UPA
Thanks to the support of the Union des producteurs agricoles and the Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec, the Jeudis de la relève UPA partnership offers half-price daily stall rentals every Thursday from August 5 to September 30, allowing producers to rent a market stall for a full day for just $35.
“I never believed I’d be selling my products at Jean Talon Market – it’s a dream come true” dans La Presse, June 5 2021
“… this year, new players in agri-food can take advantage of turnkey stalls at Jean Talon Market, available by the day,” dans La Terre de chez nous, June 7 2021.
“I’d say we can’t produce as fast as we can sell. Normally, we’re sold out by 3 p.m. We’re very pleased,” dans TVA Nouvelles, June 5 2021.
Come visit these artisans at Jean Talon Market
Ricardo Campos started growing mushrooms in the summer of 2020, in a 2500-sq. ft. space near Marché Central. Affiliated with Centrale agricole and assisted by AU/LAB, the entrepreneur and business graduate grows several mushroom varieties, including pink oyster, lion’s mane and pioppini. Together with business partner Philippe De Oliveira, who is also a pilot, the entrepreneur decided to show people the nutritional, ecological and even therapeutic benefits of these delicacies.
Open mainly on Saturdays from May to October
Founded in 2018 by Jonnie Lawson and Tristan Zeman, Interius Farms grows lettuce, kale and herbs in a 1500-sq. ft. indoor space in Ville Saint-Laurent, using vertical agriculture techniques. The two McGill University students have a passion for food innovation, and are working on new production techniques to increase Canada’s food independence – without pesticides. Quebec’s energy potential drives the two scientists’ ambition to grow more than 2 million heads of lettuce in a commercial facility, now under construction.
Open mainly on Saturdays from May to October
Launched in 2019 by Ronny Julien and Rebecca Turcot, Microgreenroots is a Montreal company that combines gardening and nutrition in the form of delicious microgreens. Driven by a desire to share the secrets of this type of gardening, which can be done in any household, they offer hands-on workshops and kits so that anyone can start their own little garden. In just ten days, you too can be ready to harvest tasty, highly nutritious food.
Open mainly on Saturdays from late May to October
Karine Jobin co-founded Sac Fraîcheur with a precise goal: to do her part to eliminate plastic from our lives. The items she designs help you reduce your environmental footprint and make your life easier – thanks to her ideas, it’s never been easier to store your market purchases. Come support this company led by two mothers who want to make the world a better place for their children!
Open mainly on Wednesdays from May to October
Les Boites Mai
This company’s mission is to make urban agriculture as widely accessible as possible. Co-founders Louise Fognia and William Des Marais sell seeds for novice and experienced gardeners, as well as portable gardening kits that make it easy to start a vegetable garden without special skills or a large space. The company, launched during the pandemic, wants every Montreal balcony to overflow with tomatoes, cucumbers and other beautiful vegetables.
Open in May and June
Jardins de la Fourchette
A former gardener at Ferme des Quatre-Temps, Léandre Raymond Desjardins spent much of his life in restaurant kitchens before moving up the food chain to become a vegetable farmer. Specializing in bio-intensive production, Les Jardins de la fourchette is based in Saint-Janvier. The company recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign that will make it possible to increase production year-round. The farm, which is working toward organic certification, will eventually grow more than 30 different vegetables.
Open on Fridays from June to October
The project is funded through the Programme Proximité of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec, a program run under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which includes a $2 billion investment for strategic shared-cost initiatives. The Canada-Quebec agreement for implementing the Partnership has total funding of $293 million over five years, provided by the federal government (60%) and the province (40%).