Three weeks ago we sent our photographer Fadi on a quick (read: overnight) trip to Fromagerie Ferme des Chutes in St -Félicien, Lac St-Jean. There, he met Pierre and witnessed firsthand how they make artisanal organic cheese. To top it off, Pierre and his team also make some incredibly rich and wonderful organic yogurts that we started offering on the Marketplace shortly thereafter.
Free bagels next week
We’re excited to let you know that we’re offering you two free bagels next week. Because we love you and because we’re thankful for your ongoing support, you’ll be able to add 2 free bagels to your next basket. And they're not just any bagels—they're from Montreal’s bagel institution St-Viateur. Don’t forget to customize your order! This time, they’ll come in a plastic bag to ensure freshness (we realized last time that kraft paper doesn’t work).
It’s the middle of winter (well, technically we only have one more month to go before spring, but we all know March 21st is no guarantee of warmer days).
Let’s be honest, eating locally in Quebec is a challenge. Luckily—and thanks to local farmers, artisans, foodies and restaurants—there are more and more options for locavores.
Milène Laoun is a cake designer and the owner of Sophie Sucrée, a coffee and pastry shop located in the Plateau at 167 Pine E. The café is named after Sophie, Milène's grandmother. I went to go visit Milène this past week, and as soon as I arrived Milène greeted me with a beautiful cup of hot chocolate prepared with coconut milk. Wow. It was comforting, succulent (I have to say I’m a fan of coconut) and a great alternative to my typical afternoon coffee.