Feb 27, 2015

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Customer Service: Fermes Lufa Bonjour!

What’s the first thing you hear when you dial (514) 669-3559 any Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm? That’s right, it’s “Fermes Lufa bonjour!” by Nuno or Lassaad. 

Our last behind the scenes blog post was about Yoland, our Purchasing Manager. This week the spotlight is on Ahmad, Nuno and Laassad, our Customer Service team.

Feb 20, 2015
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Lufavore sugar shack day!

This week we have a little surprise for all of you! The Desgroseilliers family (who also grow your strawberries at Pur Délys) is celebrating their 57th season of farming with a day of fun and dancing at the sugar shack LaBranche 2015. On March 7th, they're having a special day for Lufavores, and tickets are available exclusively through the Marketplace.

Here's what to expect:

Dancing!

The whole day you

Feb 13, 2015

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It’s time to warm up!

Sunday, February 22, come take a break from wind and snow at our Midwinter Open House! On tours of 45 to 60 minutes our team will tell you how we grow fresh food where people live, grow it more sustainably and harvest super-fresh vegetables all year round!

If you were following our behind the scenes series, it’s your chance to meet the team and visit our warm and sunny rooftop greenhouse. Questions are more than welcome, so make sure you come prepared!

Check out the

Feb 9, 2015

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Hey Cupid!

This is a special week that’s going to be full of love, romance, gourmet meals and delicious sweets. A few of our awesome partners prepared something tasty for you and your valentine. If you normally get your basket on Monday (which is today), don’t worry, it’s not too late to get those special goodies. Just log in to your account and add an On-Demand basket (the little + sign in the top right-hand corner of your screen).

Let’s cook

Feb 6, 2015
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Greenhouse update: Whiteflies abandon the battlefield

This week we’re introducing a new series of posts which will be your window into our greenhouses. Lauren, our Greenhouse Director and Founding member will write up short greenhouse updates, like this one, every month or so. Read on to see what's new this month.

The whitefly war

As you all might already know, we’ve been battling whiteflies at our Laval site for some time. It’s been a brutal struggle and a lot of work, with production and plant losses along the way. We’re

Feb 4, 2015
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Our milky way

This week we have exciting news: several new partners have joined our family and brought with them super awesome dairy products, from whole milk to gourmet Quebec cheeses.

Milk lovers

First let’s start with Laiterie Trois Vallées, a company composed of 63 shareholders who are all local farmers located no more than 50 kilometres from the processing center. We

Feb 3, 2015
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Grain to Plate

Some time ago we told you a story of Marcus and Liz from Les Fermes Valens, a group of farms you get your meat products from. This week we’ll tell you about a special farm, that raises grain-fed chicken, Ferme La Rose Des Vents.

Located in the Laurentians, Ferme La Rose Des Vents is a family owned farm that has a long history of responsible farming starting from 1945, when Jean-Guy Lacelle’s grandfather, William, settled on

Jan 30, 2015
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The Little Secret of the Laurentians

We know how much you love those homemade ready meals, so this week we’ll tell you all about Patisserie Le Caveau. Located in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, this second-generation family-owned business offers the best homemade pies, bread and meals to tourists and neighbours.

For the past 37 years, this place has been operated by the same family. Mathieu Lemarre bought Le Caveau from his father and since then the happy couple, Mathieu and Katerine Joly, Mathieu's family and friends, altogether forming a team of 20 people, have

Jan 29, 2015

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Fine dining discovery

With a crazy schedule, finding time to cook isn’t always possible. That doesn’t leave much choice at lunch time. This week we’re happy to tell you about our new partner for ready-to-eat meals, Académie Culinaire.

Founded by François Martel over 20 years ago, Académie Culinaire offers online and on-site fine dining cooking classes for professionals, newbies and even kids, in addition to

Jan 27, 2015

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Purchasing & Merchandising

Last week we completed a part of the behind the scenes series that told you a story of “seed to plate.” In other words, you now know everything about how the freshest veggies, bread, coffee and other amazing products get to you week after week.

This week we’ll go back to the distribution center, but instead of our pick-and-pack team

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