There was a good turnout among residents last Saturday to take part in the fourth edition of Rosemère Harvest Day. As in previous years, the event was held in front of the library, on a stretch of Grand-Côte Road, which was transformed into a pedestrian zone for the occasion. This event, which brings together exhibitors from the region, serves as an opportunity to mark the fall harvest and also to give a helping hand to Moisson Laurentides, a major provider of food aid in the region.
With ideal weather for the exhibitors and the people who came to meet them, Harvest Day gave the region's producers a chance to present and sell their seasonal products. The objectives of this event were achieved: to enable the community to celebrate this period of abundance, to meet producers from the region, to stock up on food for the winter and to help Moisson Laurentides build up its reserves for the next few months. People were very generous with both cash donations (over $180) and vegetables and food items (50 kilos).
"Once again this year, people answered the call by giving generously. This help will be invaluable for those in need, especially when we know that the cost of groceries is becoming more and more expensive," stated Eric Westram, Mayor of Rosemère.
On the entertainment side, the honey extraction workshop, conducted by the company À la joie des abeilles, highly delighted the visitors. The street entertainers—with “vegetables” as their theme—attracted the attention of the public and amused both children and adults alike. A DJ completed the atmosphere of the day with a variety of lively music.
A dozen local exhibitors
Visitors were able to meet nearly a dozen local agricultural producers, farmers and artisans who presented their mostly organic products. Organic fruits and vegetables, local products made with blackcurrant alcohol/wine, natural body care products and herbal teas made from wild medicinal plants, wild mushrooms, coffee and pastries, a 0-waste item, food, household and body products, candles, home fragrances and soaps, and lastly, honey and other beehive products were among the products offered by the exhibitors.