Buying local: Quebec products and producers to look for


Visit the farmers’ markets, esp. Jean Talon Market, and choose small shops and épicerie fines over the super stores. (see Epiceries and Stores... 

Montreal Farmers'markets www.marché

Buy from a CSA, a local farm..

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Contact your regional 'table de concertation agroalimentaire' to find local farms and producers.


A database of Quebec artisans and chefs 


Meat and game

Agneau de la Gaspésie , Sylvain Arbour

Agneau de la Gaspésie nourri aux algues, produit selon un cahier des normes d'élevage précis.

L'Agno et le Lapin, à St-Julienne

Milk-fed lamb, heavier lamb - natural, top notch, sold by carcass only  410 la fourche, Ste-Julienne, Qc, 450-831-3424,

Les Fermes Morgan : duck, pintade, lamb, sanglichon, and sausages, quality organic meat

Le Lapin de Stanstead, natural rabbit from the eastern

Les viandes Nord-Est : Organic chicken, veal, beef and duck from Mont Laurier, at Marché Jean Talon

Cerf de Boileau; top farmed deer in Quebec;

Ferme Stairsholme Farm in Hemmingford; chicken, pintade

Ferme Gaspor; milk-fed piglet, St-Canut Farms

Staveley farms - goat meat; by the carcass or half

Porc Meilleur, natural pork at the Jean Talon market (specialty aisle 4)

Ferme C.A. Marois, Viande Charcuterie Bio: Organic and biodynamic beef, veal, lamb and pork in Kamouraska

199 Route 132 Est, Saint-André de Kamouraska, Qc, 418-862-2279,

Les Élevages du sud, Quebec goat meat, to be discovered.. Sylvie Lévesque, propriétere

14, rang du Bras, Saint-Denis, GOL 2R0, 418-498-2167,

Le Veau de Charlevoix (Marché Jean Talon) 7070 Henri Julien Local C-15, 514-270-7756


Cultivated greens and veg:

Jardiniers du Chef, Pierre André Daignault

Terra Sativa organic farm,


Dairy/Cheeses :

An official list of artisanal cheesemakers:


Purveyors/Cheese shops

Fromagerie Yannick (Fromagerie du Marché in St-Jerome),

Fromagerie d'exception Yannick in Outremont (1218 Bernard, 514-279-9376)

and on the West Island (11690 boul Salaberry, DDO, 514-421-9944)

Fromagerie Atwater, Atwater market, outside ground flour, downstairs

Qui lait cru in Jean Talon Market (aisle 4)


Producers to look for:

Beurrier La Patrimoine, organic artisanal butter, milk, cottage cheese and yogurt in Compton,, also available at Quilait cru and Marché des Saveurs at Jean Talon market, Fromagerie Atwater in Atwater market 

Fromagerie de la Table Ronde à Ste-Sophie: Le Rassambleu, Le Fou du Roy

Fromagerie Champs à la Meule: Victor & Berthold, Laracam, le Fétard, La Raclette de Joliette, Terre Promise in Notre Dame de Lourdes, 450-753-9217

La Moutonnière in St-Helen de Chester for all things sheep, feta and blue, they have a stall at Jean Talon market too,

Laiterie Charlevoix in Baie St-Paul: le 1608, a cooked, washed rind cow's milk (thermisé), 100% from the Canadienne heritage breed of cow, 418-435-2184,

Fromages Chaput inc., Chateauguay, 450-692-3555: Bouq Emissaire

Fromagerie Lehman, Hébertville, 418=344-1975: Kenogami

Fromagerie La Suisse Normande, St-Roch de l'Achigan, Barbu, Sabot de Blanchette..

Vache à Maillotte, La Sarre, Allegretto, a hard sheep's milk cheese that rocks, 819-333-1121

Troupeau Benit, Brownsburg-Chatham 450-533-4313

Au Gré des Champs in St-Jean de Richelieu, organic artisanal farmer's cheese, a firm washed rind that is floral, fruity and nutty at the same time..

Cheverie Fruie d'une Passion, St-Ludger, 819-548-5705: try Les Joyeux Fromagers

Fromagerie Le Mouton Blanc, La Pocatière, 418-856-6627, try Tomme de Kamouraska

Fromagerie Bergerie Janine, St-Remi de Tingwick: try an organic raw milk sheep's cheese Monarche

Fromagerie Le Presbytere, St-Elizabeth de Warwick: try a raw cow's milk blue Le Bleu d'Elizabeth

Fromagerie des Cantons in Farnham: try an artisanal raw milk brie called La Brise des Vignerons

Fromagerie FX Pichet in Ste-Anne de la Pérade: try the Baluchon and the Reserve, an aged organic raw milk washed rindcheese

Fromagerie Les Grondines near Quebec city: try Le Grand 2, a raw goat and cow's milk cheese


 Beers :

Les bieres de Nouvelle France in St-Arnould (Tremblant): Blonde d'épautre, Ambrée de sarrasin, Claire fontaine

Le Chaudron in Montreal : Ceour d'or, Cobra IPA, Chanvre rouge

L’Alchimiste in Joliette:

L'Ecume (Iles de la Madeleine), my favourite beer ever..

Microbrasserie Charlevoix in Baie St-Paul: Copine blonde et copine rousse, La Coteilleuse, la Blanche and numerous others..

McCauslan: Griffon Extra blonde, my first favourite microbrew


Condiments and sweets :

Maison Legrand, terrific basil and sundried tomato- olive pestos, assorted sauces

Maison d’Orphée oils and vinegars,

Honey : Miels d’Anicet : Tasty organic honey from Ferme Neuve in the Laurentians,

Organic Spices, Herbs and Teas : La Clef des Champs,

La Belle Excuse olive oils finished here in Lanaudière

Miso Massawippi: organic, unpasteurized, gluten free, probiotic, local and very tasty!

Cranberry producets :

Biodélices, 999 rue Chritophe-Colomb, Thetford Mines, QC, 418-423-1143, www.biodelices

Organic maple syrup and pure maple products (syrup, sugar, butter, jelly, chocolates) that represent our country often abroad as the Prime Minister and other dignitaries bring maple syrup as a gift along their travels.  Available all over Quebec.

La Gélinotte (Intermiel)  10291 La Fresnière, Mirabel, QC, 450-258-2713 ou 1-800-265-MIEL,

A pure maple eau de vie, good for sipping as a digestive with coffee or cream, or for cooking.  They also do a blueberry one porto style and hydromels.



Poissonerie La Mer 1840 René Levesque E, 514-522-3003

Pecheries de Gaspé in Jean Talon market in season

Help with sustainable choices:


Coffee :

Café Rico : Excellent Fairtrade coffee available at La Maison Verte on Sherbrooke O. and in many fine stores all over Montreal.

Lenoir Lacroix : Fair trade, organic, roasted and blended in Blainville, 450-434-3357,, certain blends available at Fromagerie Yannick



Les Divins Chocolats de Sandra (fair trade) 820 rue St-François Xavier, 450-471-9275, available at Maison Verte in NDG and Dix milles villages stores

Les Chocolats de Chloé, 375 Roy E.


Heritage seeds:

Jardins de L'Écoumène, semences biologiques


Eco-Cleaning products that work:

Lemieux all purpose detergent (effective as a floor cleaner): I like the citrus scent too.

Biovert dishsoap, laundry detergent and all purpose cleaner: gentle, effective and smells great.


Local designers

Montauk Sofa, an earth friendly furniture store on St-Laurent near St-Zotique



Andy Thé-Anh,

Soia & Kyo:

Metamorphose: Vêtements uniques fait à la main, Karine Demers, 514-245-2526,

Aime come moi: 150 Ave. Mont-Royal E., 515-982-0088

Myco Anna: A Quebec designer using recycled fabric, high fashion; 4660 St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, 514-844-7117,

Bodybag by Jude: 17 Bernard O.,

Envers by Yves Jean Lacasse, 4935 Sherbrooke O.,

Foxy Jeans: Eaton Centre,

Marie St-Pierre : 2081 dela Montagne,

M Siamo by Marisa Minicucci : M Galleria, 4200 St-Laurent, 514-849-1207,

Muse: 4467 St Denis,

Nevik: 240 St-Jacques O,

Rudsak: 1400 Ste-Catherine O,

Rush Couture: 3963 and 3971 St-Laurent,

Dinh Bà: Aime com Moi, 150 Mont-Royal E

Soku :

Touch of me :

Toronto's Preloved, 4832 St-Laurent,

Oom Ethikwear- made in Quebec from organic cotton and bamboo, Rien à Cacher 4141 St-Denis,

Big box local heros:

La Maison Simons from my home town, 977 Ste-Catherine O.,

La Senza



Wooden toys: Les Jouets de Bois, Richard Emond Inc., 418-354-2867, 1-877-245-9643,

Gravel leather hats, mits, slippers etc: Cuirs la Gravellerie in St-Jacques de Montcalm, 450-839-6507,