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Apples put Rougemont on map

September 18, 2009  By Montreal Gazette


apple02September 16, 2009, Rougemont, Que. – Jules Bessette, 83, who
moved to Rougemont, Que, from his native St. Lambert 75 years ago, knows his
apples.



September 16, 2009, Rougemont, Que. – Jules Bessette, 83, who
moved to Rougemont, Que, from his native St. Lambert 75 years ago, knows his
apples.

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Bessette is credited with
taking apple orchards that were already in place in the Rougemont region after
the Second World War and organizing them into co-ops that eventually became A.
Lassonde Inc.
, one of Quebec's largest food-processing companies.

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