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Two Montreal schools have chosen to innovate this year by launching a new type of fundraising activity for their projects. Thanks to the project Schools Take Root: For Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food, these schools are giving youngsters and their parents a chance to discover the surprising and delicious root vegetables of Quebec. Featuring healthy, organic produce grown...
The family farmer organic basket 20th anniversary celebrations are still in full swing with delicious new recipes from celebrities! Fanny Bloom, Christian Bégin, Jérôme Ferrer and Chantal Fontaine are the latest celebrities to take part in our summer recipe challenge. Make the most of the remaining summer days and enjoy simple, delicious recipes made with fresh, colourful,...
In November 2015, 450 participants met in Montreal to help put healthy, local, sustainable food on school menus across the country. Throughout the year, many of us continued our projects in the field, likely drawing inspiration from the informative presentations shared last year. You can carry on the work of knowledge transfer and collaboration by registering today for one of...
Équiterre won the 2015 Les Vivats award in the Alimentation [food] category for its Benefit Cocktail in Montreal! The Les Vivats awards, launched in 2012 by the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables [Quebec council for sustainable events], are intended to recognize sustainable practices in event planning in Quebec. Some 82 applications were submitted for the...
* Cost * Constraints (set times to pick up the basket, inability to choose what’s in the basket, etc.) * Fear of wasting or having to cook too often * I am not familiar with the organic baskets from Equiterre’s family farmers * I don’t eat a lot of fruits and vegetables * I don’t find that consuming local and organic fruits and vegetables is important
Équiterre is proud to be one of the four finalists in the Alimentation [food] category at the 2016 Les Vivats contest for our annual Benefit Cocktail. Some 82 applications were submitted for the 5th contest, which is intended to recognize sustainable practices in Quebec.
Montreal, February 1rst, 2016 – Équiterre, the Pointe-de-l’Île School Board and the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de Montréal are unveiling the results of the project Consommer localement, c’est goûter les saveurs d’ici! (Eat local and savour home flavours.) The initiative aims to increase the share of local foods served to residents and...
Communiqué - 1 February 2016 - Tag : Local food, Local food procurement, Local procurement
Équiterre, the Pointe-de-l’Île School Board and the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de Montréal are unveiling the results of the project Consommer localement, c’est goûter les saveurs d’ici! (Eat local and savour home flavours.) The initiative aims to increase the share of local foods served to residents and employees of the four long-term care...
If you want to eat local all year round, canned, frozen or pickled vegetables from Quebec are the perfect solution. They’re practical, tasty and nutritious. In partnership with the Fédération québécoise des fruits et légumes de transformation [Quebec federation of processed fruits and vegetables] and Bonduelle North America inc., Équiterre has just developed fact sheets...
Actualité - 14 January 2016 - Tag : Local agriculture, Local food, Local procurement, Organization
The first-ever pan-Canadian school food conference, Changing the Menu, opened a month ago with a picture of Canada’s School Food Map showing over 700 activities underway involving nearly 700,000 students across the country!