July 21 2014

Rosemère's Farmers' Market: farm products, handicrafts and entertainment from August 9 to October 11

From August 9 to October 11 inclusively, the municipal library’s parking lot will be home to the 8th edition of Rosemère’s Farmers’ Market, a highly popular event held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some fifteen local producers and artisans will be on hand to help you discover their know-how! This market is open to the general public, inviting visitors to enjoy the pleasures of summer while tasting fresh farm products and taking in different forms of entertainment with family and friends.

Market musts
Visitors will be pleased to see the return of fruits and vegetables from produce farmersÔ Sainte Terre, Demers et filles, and Verger Chantal Girard as well as Fines Herbes Patrick Lauzon. Bœuf Angus, Multiferme (ducks and poultry) and Ferme des Petits Cailloux (lamb, berries and maple products), will also be pleased to help you discover good Québec meats.  And let’s not forget Fumoir Gibily with its delicious smoked fish.

For those with a sweet tooth, Le Sucrier Fouand the Groupe Fabiola will be introducing their jams, chocolate and caramel. Prefer salty? The team at Buffet accès emploi will be on hand along with La Desserte, the food truck with breads, pies and desserts. As for coffee lovers, the fair trade coffees of the Brûlerie Santropol, Zyo teas and the fine extra-virgin olive oils of You Taste the Truth will be available several times throughout the season.

It should also be mentioned that, every week, popular food trucks such as Winneburger, Quai roulant, Saïgon, je me souviens and P.A & Gargantuawill be present to help visitors travel through foods from here at home and abroad.   

Activities for the grown-ups…and the little guys!

On Saturday, August 9, you’ll get to admire magnificent collectors’ Corvettes and meet with members of AGAR, the Rosemère Business Association. Saturday, September 27, meanwhile, has been designated Artists’ Day within the framework of the 2014 Journées de la Culture (Culture Days). 

Every week, the Market unveils the secrets of Québec gardens through the culinary workshops of the Jardins les Verts Collectifs. The joy-filled music of young up-and-coming artists will also contribute to the market’s upbeat ambience.

This year, for the first time, a refreshing green space will provide visitors with a welcome place to relax. Children can enjoy puppet shows, test their skills in circus workshops and be transformed at make-up sessions. Saturday, August 16, inflatable structures will make their appearance, followed by a pony carrousel on Saturday, September 13. And let’s not forget Saturday, August 23 when various Rosemère associations hold their Open Houses. The day will also feature impressive hip-hop demonstrations by dancers of the Propulsionschool.  Bringing the season to a close, youngsters will get to decorate cupcakes on Saturday, October 4 and pumpkins on Saturday, the 11th.   

"The Farmers’ Market is much more than just a place to buy fresh produce.  It’s a festive happening that celebrates the Rosemère family and promotes the importance of supporting local producers and artisans.  Every edition surprises me with its beautiful discoveries and delights me with the quality of the products its merchants offer us. I invite all of our residents as well as citizens from neighbouring towns to drop by!” concluded Rosemère’s mayor, Madeleine Leduc.

For the complete program of activities at the Rosemère Farmers’ Market, go to    www.lautremarche.org.

About the Rosemère Farmers’ Market
Organized by L’Autre Marché in collaboration with the Town of Rosemère, the Rosemère Farmers’ Market seeks to offer citizens a friendly, dynamic environment that also raises public awareness to the importance of local, organic fair-trade purchasing, as well as the arts and culture.

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Town of Rosemère

For information:
Michel Girouard
Director of Communications
Tel.: 450 621-3500, ext. 1243
Email: mgirouard@ville.rosemere.qc.ca

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