The 2019 Winter markets: More, better and a wider reach!

The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market is proud to announce a new series of 5 Winter Markets!

Winter markets are few and far between across Quebec, and interest has been building for several years, so we’re happy to take on a more important role to respond to the demand. This year the new Howick market (March 31st) will allow residents of Ste-Martine, Mercier and even Châteauguay to shop directly from local farmers and artisans just a few minutes from home, in the middle of winter no less!

All markets will be from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. – free entry and on-location food service!

February 10th, Valentines Day: Saint-Chrysostome, at the salle communautaire, 400 rang st-Antoine

March 10th, Saint-Patrick’s Day: Huntingdon, at Saint-Joseph’s Parish Hall, 13 York st.

March 31st, Spring celebration: Howick / Très-Saint-Sacrement Town Hall, 1180 rte. 203

April 14th, Easter: Ormstown Rec Center, 87 Roy st.

May 5th, Mothers Day: Huntingdon, at the Centre d’hébergement, 123, Châteauguay st.

To sign up as a producer or artisan, please download the form Here

Time to register for the annual Christmas Market!

Producers and artisans of the Haut-Saint-Laurent and beyond: It’s time to register for the annual Christmas Market!

A tradition for locals and considerable draw for visitors from the Montreal area, the Ormstown Christmas market brings together close to 40 of the best exhibitors around, offering just about everything you need for a unique Christmas experience.

To register please download the form below and mail with your payment before October 15th to reserve your space.

Christmas Market sign-up form 2018

Rules and regulations

 

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.

Starting May 23rd, new producers and events at the summer markets!

There will be even more to taste, see and do at the market this summer, starting May 23rd and every Wednesday thereafter until October 24th.

Come taste the quality, diversity and freshness of the Chateauguay Valley and shop directly from the producers themselves!

New producers this year include a winery (Vignoble Montpetit), mushrooms (Les jardins de Marie), local coffee and sweet spreads (La Maison Piol), lamb (Les petits cailloux), and kid’s clothing that grows with your child.

And don’t miss our monthly festive Cinq à septs du Marché featuring local and artisanal wines, ciders and beers. The May 23rd launch will feature the first Cinq a sept as well as Pierre Lachance on the guitar and the CRRC’s annual tree giveaway!

Don’t miss the market every Wednesday starting May 23rd!

4 New Markets This Winter

The Winter Markets are back, and we’re adding a bonus market for good measure! Four markets to satisfy your appetite for locally-made, farm and artisanal goods: Saint-Chrysostome February 11th for Valentines Day ; Huntingdon March 11th for Sugaring Off ; Ormstown April 8th for Spring Fling at the Rec Centre ; and all new this year, a 2nd Ormstown market May 6th for Mother’s Day at the Centre d’hébergement behind the Barry Memorial hospital.

Your favourite farmers and artisans will be on hand – come savour the quality and diversity of the Valley and surrounding regions.

To register as a producer, please click here

Rules and regulations

 

The Farmers’ Market partners with Desjardins Expo Ormstown!

The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market producers will set up shop at the Ormstown Fairgrounds Saturday June 10th from noon to 6pm!

Discussions about a partnership began in 2016, when the market participated in the parade and several producers donated produce and meat for the Taste of the Valley café. It was clear however that the region’s premier agricultural fair and it’s one and only farmers’ market should join forces to offer a unique experience to festival goers.

Therefore this year, visitors to the fair will be able to get their hands on some of the freshest and best quality food and artisanal goods from the Chateauguay Valley, while meeting the producers in person.

Producers will, of course, continue the tradition of  donating their products to the Taste of the Valley Café.

With this strengthened partnership, Expo Ormstown and the Huntigndon County Farmers’ Market are helping improve agricultural awareness, as well as improve access to local, high quality agricultural products.

 

Fostering new ties with the Huntingdon 4H

The Huntingdon 4h will be back every week for the 2017 summer markets. The partnership began in the fall of 2016 when the group approached the Farmers’ Market to partner for a weekend event, a zucchini race. Producers provided the raw materials and the event was a big success: one thing lead to another and the group began attending markets with popcorn and drinks, and eventually cotton candy. All proceeds from sales were being donated to causes such as prizes for the cow show at Ormstown fair.

There were no prizes in 2016 so the cow show didn’t run – if that were to happen two years in a row, Ormstown could loose its official fair status, making the 4H’s work all the more important.

“We love having them here,” says market coordinator Ian Ward. The kids are fantastic, and they’re learning a lot about market sales and customer service, and the 4H is extremely important for the future of farming in the Valley. The Market is very happy to be able to help out in any way we can.”

As an added bonus, the group’s presence has brought many more young people to the market, contributing to the lighthearted and fun atmosphere.

The 4H plans to be at the market every Wednesday for the 2017 season.

Winter markets: New vendors and a new location!

Three successful winter markets were held in 2017 – including the first ever held in Saint-Chrysostome. Several new vendors joined the market, to the delight of visitors who even braved the winter’s 2nd biggest snowstorm to check out the local food and artisanal goods.

“Several visitors in Saint-Chrysostome told us how much they appreciated the opportunity to attend, since the usual locations, Huntingdon and Ormstown, are just too far away.”

In addition to extending an invitation to the Farmers’ Market, the Municipality also helped promote the event, contributing greatly to its success.

The second and third markets in Huntingdon and Ormstown drew good crowds as usual, and have become much anticipated events providing a welcome break from the long Valley winters.

The best events around!