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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
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
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 school break is coming up and many kids will be spending a lot of time playing. So we’d like to tell you about a few environmental and health issues linked to all those playthings our little—and big—ones love so much. Équiterre also wants to give you some great inexpensive and eco-friendly ideas for having fun.  
Actualité - 1 March 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
Cupid’s day is synonymous with showing affection in all sorts of ways (in other words, we ♥ love). February 14 is also a busy day for florists. In the United States alone, two billion dollars are spent on flowers and 250 million roses are produced!
Actualité - 1 February 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Fair trade, Responsible consumption, Valentine's Day
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,...
To counter the runaway spending and unbridled consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Équiterre’s action of the month is to buy less, spend more wisely and support local artisans and producers.
Equiterre was happy to be there on December 18 when François Gendron, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, unveiled a "buy local" strategy for Quebec hospitals and other institutions at the Hôpital Saint-François d'Assise in Quebec City.
Actualité - 6 January 2014 - Tag : Buying local, Food service, Healthcare facilities, Organization
Nearly 65% of Quebec's big produce buyers have taken steps towards sustainability, according to a groundbreaking new study by the Centre québécois de développement durable, which looked at the practices of 27 buyers from the public and private sector, including such major supermarket chains as Sobeys, Metro and Loblaws. Here are some of the findings:
Actualité - 16 December 2013 - Tag : Buying local, Organization, Sustainable development
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