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A text published in the Hill Times on March 27th 2017, co-authored by Jane Rabinowicz and Karen Ross, Ph.D. Project Manager - Pesticides and Toxic Substances at Équiterre. Organic growers and researchers have been sustainably innovating on a shoestring budget for decades. Imagine what could be achieved with more. Investing in organics is worth our while, concludes a study...
Actualité - 27 March 2017 - Tag : Alimentation, Organic agriculture, Organic baskets, Organic farm
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...
Registration for 2016–2017 winter baskets are open! “Eating local organic produce all year round has never been easier with family farmers!” says Isabelle Joncas, project manager of Équiterre’s family farmer network. “In winter, it’s a real challenge to find a variety of organic vegetables in Quebec.
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 an effort to provide its family farmers with a comparison of market prices, for the past 12 years, Équiterre has recorded the price of fruits and vegetables on three separate occasions during the summer. An overview of the last four years shows the following trends:
Actualité - 15 June 2016 - Tag : Organic baskets, Paniers bio
Had enough of shopping for groceries and eating vegetables from Mexico or California? Don't miss the summer's best offerings: a weekly delivery near your home or workplace of freshly picked tasty food, the chance to see your children and your friends munching on vegetables and fruits without pesticides not to mention a way to increase your consumption of local produce!
Actualité - 11 May 2016 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic baskets
Montréal, March 30, 2016 – Today, Équiterre is launching the 20th season of the organic baskets of its family farmers network. Équiterre’s family farmers have been contributing to the good health of Quebeckers since 1996. Some 122 farms now feed close to 52,000 people through more than 17,000 subscriptions and 610 drop-off points across Quebec!
Communiqué - 30 March 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Organic baskets
* 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
Choosing certified organic foods in Quebec ensures a diet filled with freshness, flavour and nutrients, while supporting local farmers, who have decided to cultivate the land without using pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Discover all the advantages to putting organic food on your plate! Eating organic products is important:
In 1995, a small group of environmentalists floated the idea of bringing farmers, consumers and businesses together to create a supply network for fresh, local, organic produce. These “green” citizens were Équiterre’s founders, and the farmers were Madeleine and Jean Roussel, of the Cadet Roussel farm in Montérégie, very good neighbours of Équiterre cofounder...
Actualité - 14 July 2015 - Tag : Family farmers network, Organic agriculture, Organic baskets