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Local Food at the Menu at Jean Talon Hospital, Montreal

Jean-Talon Hospital in Montreal was the first hospital to join Équiterre’s Soup’s On pilot project in 2007. After 5 years, the hospital continues to offer local fruits and vegetables when in season. 15% to 20% of the total fruits and vegetable purchases made are local produce. During the harvesting season from June to October, at least 1 local...
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Farm to Cafeteria to Entrepreneur!

I went to the Farm to Cafeteria conference in Richmond, BC, with a kernel of an idea–a seed, really, if you can pardon the really bad pun. My idea was to launch a catering company, Piknik, with a very specific niche: providing a fun, healthy, and inclusive hot lunch day option for kids. About a...
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Local Food in Laval

Just north of Montreal, almost a third of the City of Laval is fertile farmland. It is a city that has great potential to provide fresh, local and nutritious produce direct to its citizens. However, much of the fruits and vegetables found in grocery stores travel an average of 2 600 km. The City recognized...
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