June 9th: The Market will be at Desjardins Expo Ormstown

 

The Farmers’ Market is partnering with Desjardins Expo Ormstown for the second straight year! Come encourage your local Chateaugay Valley producers at one of Quebec’s biggest agricultural fairs, Saturday June 9th from noon to 6p.m.

The Market’s kiosks will be beside the arena, facing the midway.

June 6th: Asparagus fest!

Come celebrate the season with Asparagus Fest at the market this Wednesday – and discover your favourite pairing with free tastings and mini-meals available from our 4 meat producers (think sausage and asparagus with parmesan, or butter, or lemon, or a gourmet sauce made especially for the occasion…)!
Prince Arthur Parc, Huntingdon, 3pm to 7pm.

May 23rd: 1st festive Cinq a Sept and tree giveaway!

Savour fresh local products direct from the producers while sipping a glass of wine or a craft beer, all while listening to the music of chansonnier Pierre Lachance under the big trees in Prince Arthur Parc.

Sounds nice?

Come to the summer-season launch of the Huntingdon County Farmers’ market, fill up your grocery bag with local flare and a few free trees fro the CRRC to top it all off!

Don’t miss it, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday until October 24th.

March 22nd: The AGM and summer markets brainstorming session

The Farmers’ Market invites everyone to two events on Thursday, March 22nd:

The annual general meeting (members have the right to vote, visitors can become members on the spot), as well as a brainstorming session open to everyone with the goal of discovering great new ideas for the themes and the weekly activities of the upcoming the summer markets (starting May 23)!

The brainstorming session in particular is a reflection of the participatory approach of the Farmer’s Market. “The Market is first and foremost a meeting place for local producers and local people,” says Ian Ward. “It’s makes sense that farmers, artisans, and citizens of all kinds should have the opportunity to participate in the programming.”

In order to encourage participation at both events, the market is offering a free light buffet of savoury local fare, following the brainstorming session.

Location: The Alfred Langevin Hall, 10 King Street, Huntingdon

4:30 p.m. – Summer markets brainstorming session  

6 p.m. – The Annual General Meeting

February 11th: Winter Market in St-Chrysostome

The Farmers’ Market returns to Saint-Chrysostome this February 11th!

Following on the heels of a successful trial in 2017, where producers and visitors alike come out in force despite a brutal winter storm, the Market is pleased to accept the Municipality’s invitation for a repeat.

The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market travels every year to various locations throughout the Chateauguay Valley, in an effort to make high quality, farm-direct and artisanal, products available to Valley residents, while supporting local farmers and artisans.

The Market will take place at the Saint-Chrysostome Community Centre at 400 Rang Saint-Antoine on February 11th, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Producers and artisans can sign up using this form

Rules and regulations

September 20th: The World of Honey – mini-conference

2 speaker-producers contrast their honey systems and describe the crucial role bees play in how our food is grown. The sweetest day of the year! Honey will (of course) be available in spades. This is the day to stock up for winter!

 

 

September 13th: the modern dairy farm with Jason Erskine

 

Come hear how dairy farms have evolved in modern times and are breaking stereotypes! From milk cans to modern robots, come hear how the Erskine farm is transitioning to organic fields and addressing the challenges of the 21st century – directly from an expert in the field: Jason Erskine. This Wednesday September 13th at 4:30p.m, Prince-Arthur Park, Huntingdon.

August 30th: Back to school and educator recognition day!

This August 30th, the Farmer’s market is recognizing a key pillar of our region, the exceptional people who take part in our school system: from students to staff, parents, techs and administrators. Come to the Market this Wednesday and be recognized for your contribution with a thank you and a free cookie by Esther Cavanagh, who is back at the market this week after a long convalescence!

This Wednesday August 30th, 3pm to 7 pm, Prince-Arthur park, Huntingdon.

 

 

August 16th: Conference on permaculture with Stefan Sobkowiak

The Farmers’ Market is honoured to welcome an internationally recognized speaker on permaculture for the Semaine québécoise des marchés publics: Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms, one of North America’s largest permaculture orchards, right here in Cazaville!

 

M. Sobkowiak is recognized worldwide for his orchard, a model for no-input, diversified and abundant fruit production using innovative techniques to reduce or eliminate the need of fertilizers and pesticides.

Come discover how to produce an abundance of fruit and vegetables on your own property, or just pick his and take it home! M.Sobkowiak will also have a selection of fruit trees and shrubs from his orchard for sale at the market.

 

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