La Ferme de l'ile: : Thursdays from 3pm to 7pm, starting June 16th
Annie and Dean run la Ferme de l'Ile, an organic farm in Senneville. Meet them and their team at the Co-op every Thursday, starting June 1st. This talented team also grew the organic vegetable seedlings currently on sale at the Co-op! It's still possible to register for their organic CSA baskets--just follow the link above to sign up.
Ferme la Recolte de la Rouge: Saturday from 10am to 1pm, starting June 10th
Mathieu and his team run their organic farm near Mont-Tremblant, which, as you might guess from the name, specializes in Québec fruits and berries! They also sell vegetables and some other local products. You can sign up for their prepaid market cards on their website (click the link above) which allows you to pick only what you want from their stand and save on the regular market price of these products!
For several years the Co-op has been working to develop relationships with local farmers and to support agricultural development in our community. Two of them will be putting their food kiosks in front of the Co-op this summer to provide a local market in our neighbourhood. We’re hoping this will create some momentum for our farmers and foster the community spirit we often miss.
Working with and supporting local organic farmers is something we don’t see enough of in our fine city, even though the tradition dates back many decades. The Co-op is truly proud to keep this valued relationship and connectedness to our food alive. If you or someone you love runs an organic (even uncertified) farm, there is an open spot in our market rotation (Friday afternoons). We also are always looking for even more fresh local products to sell in the store, so if you're staring at a bin of market surplus, trying to find a place to sell your veggies for the summer or have a hot tip on a farm we should work with, give us a call or shoot Amie an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.