An excellent way to do this is to join Equiterre's Organic Baskets program. It allows you to receive,
throughout the summertime, a weekly basket of good-quality fruits and vegetables produced without
synthetic pesticides by a Quebec farmer who is committed to the health of both people and the
Encourage the Local Economy
Delivered by the farmers themselves, the organic baskets of Equiterre's network of family farms help
support the local economy by encouraging the farmers of Quebec. We strongly support this option,
given that a farm disappears in La Belle Province every day and that most industrial farms use
pesticides, insecticides, and GMOs in their crops, without knowing the actual long-term effects these
products have on the health of humans.
All farmers who are part of the network of Equiterre family farms cultivate Quebec land with care and
wish to make a difference in our communities by rejecting the dominant model of industrial agriculture.
For example, while in Canada the average age of farmers is fifty-four, the median age of Equiterre
family farmers is thirty-six. This is a network where young farmers adhere to the concept of organic
local production and depend on the support of the public to succeed and continue their activities!
Freshness and Better Taste
You will see for yourself the difference: your food will be delivered fresh and, above all, will taste
better. What's more, by joining the program, you not only get a basket of good fruits and vegetables
each week, but you also help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, knowing that imported food travels an
average of 2,500 km before getting to our plates.
In addition to encouraging the Quebec economy by buying your Equiterre organic basket, you
minimize your chances of contracting diseases related to the ingestion of chemicals in fruits and
vegetables. Indeed, all the farms in the Equiterre network are certified (or in the process of being
certified) organic. The organic certification guarantees that the food has been produced according to
Quebec's organic farming standards.
By purchasing food from organic farms in Quebec, you can be sure it complies with organic
certification standards (see here www.cartv.gouv.qc.ca
More than a hundred farms, in almost all regions of Quebec, offer subscription baskets; all offer
summer-autumn baskets, some offer spring baskets, and a few offer winter baskets composed of
There are close to 600 points of delivery! To find the one closest to you, go now to paniersbio.org
If you want to develop an organic farm, team up with Equiterre!