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For many, September is synonymous with the start of school, cooler nights and the end of the unbearable wait for our favourite TV series to return. For those who enjoy local organic food, September brings an abundance of local organic vegetables from the fields of our family farmers and at local markets. It speaks to the flavour, colours and freshness of our local food, and...
Actualité - 29 August 2019 - Tag : Buying local, Food, Local food procurement
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Équiterre, Aliments du Québec and the Tables de concertation bioalimentaires from different regions of Quebec will be celebrating local food in all Quebec establishments! Whether you are a daycare, school, CEGEP, university, health facility or workplace, please save the date and register your establishment now!
Actualité - 18 June 2019 - Tag : Local food, Local food procurement
The arrival of spring is synonymous with the release of government budgets. Never before have the expectations of environmental organizations and ordinary citizens been so high when it comes to protecting the environment and fighting climate change. People and organizations throughout the world are mobilizing, including going on strike on behalf of the climate, and signing...
Opting for local food, grown or prepared in Quebec, means a shorter distance to your plate and therefore fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less need for preservatives. We can easily make these choices for the food we bring into our households, but what about the food that is served at school, at the daycare, at the hospital, at the office?
Actualité - 14 February 2019 - Tag : Buying local, Local food, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
Give the kids at your school the chance to develop a taste for cooking and healthy food! Recipe for Successful Cooking Workshops is a new, free practical guide to organizing cooking initiatives in schools. Available in electronic or print form, this practical guide aims to encourage and facilitate the implementation of effective cooking workshops. It provides tips and...
Actualité - 19 November 2018 - Tag : Local food procurement, Local food procurement, Sustainable cafeterias
Équiterre is proud to promote Farm to School Month, a pan-Canadian event organized by the Farm to Cafeteria Canada movement.
Actualité - 28 September 2018 - Tag : Local food procurement, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
Here are some helpful resources for schools and organizations looking for local/regional organic food providers. Some of the websites listed below link to existing directories and some go directly to the farms or cooperatives.  Learn more about local and organic food suppliers :
Solution - 27 August 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
The Sainte-Justine Hospital Centre has taken a big step towards healthier food options for its patients, visitors and staff members. Beginning this summer, Délipapilles, the hospital's food service, will be using local organic vegetables to prepare its meals.
Actualité - 13 July 2018 - Tag : CHU Sainte-Justine, CHUSJ, Food, Local food procurement
Équiterre, Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are pleased to announce that ten Québec schools have been chosen to receive Farm to School Canada grants of up to $10,000 each, to bring more local harvest onto the plates and into the minds of their students. In its second edition, the Farm to School grants program, financed by F2CC and WKF, has...
Actualité - 21 June 2018 - Tag : Food, Food, Local food procurement, Local food procurement