Over 200 market
shopkeepers await you at your public markets.
Throughout the year, these merchants proudly offer a wide variety of fresh, locally grown or processed products. For many of them, it’s a family adventure, with each generation passing on their passion for their vocation to the next.
A visit to the market is sensory experience: you’re encouraged to smell, look, touch, and even taste the produce on offer. It’s also a great way to learn more about Quebec-grown food and items from elsewhere.
We invite you to get to know your merchants, market gardeners, producers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs, and take advantage of their know-how and their advice. Enthusiastic and experienced, they’re always pleased to answer your questions and to share their tips… with a smile!
As you wander through the outside aisles of the public markets, where your producers and merchants have set up their stalls, you’ll be greeted by the scent of flowers, basil and other typical market odours. Their vast selection of herbs, flowers, leafy plants and accessories are guaranteed to answer all your gardening needs. Ask our horticulturists about growing a successful vegetable garden or a colourful flower-filled balcony. Plant trimming, repotting… they’ll be pleased to give you their advice.
Your restaurateurs have what it takes to get your mouth watering. To warm you up or cool you down, you’ll find a very wide selection of ready-to-eat dishes at all of your public markets.
Quebec’s farmers, processors and specialized merchants are all concerned with transparency in terms of their offering, and enthusiastic about highlighting Quebec-grown produce. Their distribution network adheres to the principle of short-chain marketing, with a maximum of one intermediary between you and them.
Your merchants are there for you every day of the year with their wide variety of locally grown and processed foods.