Savour the landscape : cranberries

Savour the landscape

Now that food has become industrialized and globalized, a growing number of consumers are searching for goods that express local character, skills and landscapes. Family-run farms, social markets, gourmet routes and food festivals are proof of the desire to share Québec’s flavours and eat local.
We choose foods that grow in our fields, rivers and forests: blueberries from Lac-Saint-Jean, lobster from Gaspésie, lamb from Charlevoix and cloudberry and snow crab from Côte-Nord. As our tastes broaden, bok choy, lemongrass and broccoli grow alongside corn in our fields and greenhouses. Eating local isn’t necessarily eating traditional. It can certainly take on an exotic flair!
Food also comes from urban landscapes. Montréal bagels and smoked meat tell the stories of the city’s immigrants. With urban farms and chicken coops and community gardens popping up, it’s clear that citizens want to eat homegrown foods.

JouerVideo interview with Hélène Raymond about the movement "eating local". Eating local
JouerVideo interview with Marlène Dufour about the tourtière. Tourtière du Lac-Saint-Jean
Copper pan with two handle named a tourtière. Tourtière (pan)
Wooden rectangular box with metal rods. Blueberry comb
Lobster trap. Lobster trap
Urban greenhouse on the roof a an office building. Urban greenhouse
Le 1608 cheese label. Le 1608 cheese label
Photograph showing Trappists as farmers. Trappists
Three black lambs, four white lambs and two ewes in a sheep pen. Charlevoix lambs
Flooded cranberry field. Cranberries