July 2, 2013, Montreal, Que – To 30,000 Quebecers, grocery shopping doesn’t involve walking up and down store aisles, comparing produce for ripeness, examining ingredient labels and languishing in long lineups. Instead, it means meeting their local farmer at a neighbourhood drop-off point to receive a weekly basket of just-picked organic vegetables.
This community-supported agriculture model is nothing new, even if it isn’t that well known. The Montreal-based social-environmental group Équiterre has been connecting farmers and consumers since 1998. READ MORE
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