2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Presented by Fluff & Tuff Waterfalls®If there's one thing we picked up on over the past year is the importance of local consumption. Summer is well established and it's the perfect time to stock up on local products!
Whether it's to support small local merchants and farmers, to do something kind for the planet or even to make new discoveries, all the reasons are good for consuming local. So, this summer, let's discover the public markets and discover the joys of U-pick!
While grocery shopping isn't always the most exciting activity, shopping at a public market is another story! Enjoying the sun while browsing the stalls, smelling the aromas of fresh fruit and good hot bread, getting advice from passionate producers, discovering products that were previously unknown to us… It's a funny change from the neon lights of the supermarket, and it allows children to walk around more freely!
Think of must-sees like the Jean-Talon market, the marketAtwater and the Maisonneuve market or at traveling public and agricultural markets such as the Longueuil public market, the Lionel-Daunais Market in Boucherville and the Gardeners Market in La Prairie, there's no shortage of choice. And why not take the opportunity to organize a small picnic in a nearby park to savor all your finds and extend your family outing by enjoying beautiful moments spent together?
Ah, freshly picked strawberries, raspberries and blueberries! It tastes like summer and the purest happiness, nothing less! If you haven't yet introduced your friends to this little summer pleasure, now is the perfect time to remedy the situation. Equip them with a straw hat and sunglasses, choose a farm, field or greenhouse in your area and go on an adventure; you will see that they will not be asked to venture into the fields and fill their baskets with delicious berries!
Not only will you be encouraging our precious local producers while enjoying yourself, but you will also be doing a great thing for the environment. Because who says local consumption of course says reduction of our ecological footprint, and for that, the planet will say a big thank you!
And don't forget to shop around for butchers, fishmongers, bakeries and pastry shops in or around your neighborhood; it's a safe bet that you will also make some great discoveries there. BecauseEnjoying the pleasures of summer also means savoring all that Quebec has to offer. Kill two birds with one stone by organizing great outings with your whole little clan to fill up on local flavors! Psst! As a bonus, a visit to the public market or the farm makes for great photos to share on Instagram and cherish!