The Montreal Public Markets, in partnership with Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, invites you to the 2nd edition of LAIT’vénement bio, which will take place during the long weekend of the Fête des Patriotes on the 21st, 22nd and May 23rd at Jean-Talon Market. A unique opportunity to meet certified organic milk producers in Quebec, learn more about their products and, of course, taste them thanks to special promotions from our merchants. Just like last year, nearly 4,000 bags of compost produced from manure from an organic dairy farm will be offered free of charge to gardening enthusiasts. Among the on-site activities, a quiz on organic milk will be offered to participants and will allow them to win a weekend in a hotel institution offering an eco-resort experience, a visit to an organic farm and a basket of products. organic valued at approximately $1,000.
The merchants of the Jean-Talon Market invite you to discover organic dairy products thanks to special offers, during the weekend:
- Marché des Saveurs du Québec will offer a 10% discount on selected organic dairy products.
- Qui lait cru!?! will offer 10 to 15% discount on selected organic dairy products.
- Première Moisson will offer an organic grand latte duo and an organic fruit and cream puff, as well as an organic cheddar focaccia, both for $5.
- Brûlerie aux 4 vents will offer its grilled cheese with organic Swiss cheese from here at a special price of $1.50, a large organic latte at $2.75 and an organic iced latte at a price of $4.
When cows graze organically, they produce organic milk and manure! And because cows are generous by nature, producers have decided to share these resources with those who love nature as much as they do.
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It’s natural. It’s nice. And it’s organic.
To obtain their organic certification, these producers must only use natural fertilizers for the pasture used to feed their cows. As cows eat organic, they produce milk, and therefore organic manure. Thanks to this cycle as well as rigorous standards, which take at least 3 years to put in place, organic milk producers contribute in a sustainable way to the health of soils and ecosystems.
Among the organic farms in Canada, 53% are in Quebec and represent 42% of the production in the country. Organic certification is obtained through 3 major processes:
Don’t pound into it. Plant in it.
- Organic farming: a sustainable cultivation method that relies on 100% natural fertilization
- Organic farming: cows grazing and fed exclusively on certified organic food
- Organic processing: finally, the resulting processed products do not contain artificial flavors or colors
Like organic milk producers, you can also use natural fertilizers in your garden! Fed exclusively on organic foods including pasture grass, hay, cereal grains and silage, the cows contribute to the organic cycle when they eventually expel this merry mix. You can also take part in this organic cycle by picking up your bag of organic composted cow manure.
About Quebec Milk Producers
The Producteurs de lait du Québec, affiliated with the UPA, represent the 4,643 dairy farms that deliver some 3.46 billion liters of milk, the sale of which totals farm receipts of more than $2.86 billion.
About the Montreal Public Markets Management Corporation
A social economy enterprise, the Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montréal is the reference in terms of planning, development and operation of a public market. Its mission is to improve access to fresh products through a network of public markets that bring the Montreal population closer to local agri-food producers and artisans. Since 1993, she has been mandated by the City of Montreal to manage the Atwater Market, the Jean-Talon Market, the Maisonneuve Market, six Neighborhood Markets and three Solidarity Markets. A non-profit organization, its governance is based on a mixed board of directors, made up of five merchants and five residents of the Montreal agglomeration, and its assembly of members brings together nearly 200 members who trade in public markets. Each year, more than three out of four Montrealers visit the Montreal Public Markets network, thus accumulating more than 3 million visits per year.