Stock up on honey, disinfectant and masks on Canada Day

Come visit the farmers market in front of the Jacqueline-De-Repentigny library, 5955 rue Bannantyne, Wednesday, July 1, between 3 and 7 p.m.

We’ll have products from:

URBAN seedling

Le Mielleux

LE POTAGER DES NUES MAINS

Potager des nues mains

HERBES DU SOLEIL

LE VERGER DU PÈRE DE LA FRAISE

LA FERME BIOLOGIQUE LES JARDINS CARYA

L’ÉPICERIE FINE LES DÉLICES DU VERGER

Delices du Verger
Delices du Verger

Madwax for working hands

LES MASQUES CHEZ NOUS

SAVONS ARTISANAUX DU LAC MASSON

LA FERME BIOLOGIQUE MACHABÉE

Sophie et Jacques Machabee

Seedlings, garlic scapes and the last asparagus of the season during la fête nationale

Come visit the farmers market in front of the Jacqueline-De-Repentigny library, 5955 rue Bannantyne today between 3 and 7 p.m.

Today, we have products from:

URBAN seedling

Le Mielleux

LE POTAGER DES NUES MAINS

Potager des nues mains

HERBES DU SOLEIL

LE VERGER DU PÈRE DE LA FRAISE

LA FERME BIOLOGIQUE LES JARDINS CARYA

L’ÉPICERIE FINE LES DÉLICES DU VERGER

Delices du Verger
Delices du Verger

Madwax for working hands

LES MASQUES CHEZ NOUS

SAVONS ARTISANAUX DU LAC MASSON

LA FERME BIOLOGIQUE MACHABÉE

Sophie et Jacques Machabee

Asparagus, honey, strawberries and a few ideas for Fathers’ Day

Come visit our farmers’ market in front of the Jacqueline-De-Repentigny Library, 5955 rue Bannantyne today between 3 and 7 p.m.

Today, we have products from:

Savons Artisanaux du Lac Masson

 

 

Les masques Chez Nous

 

Angie

Potager des nues mains

La Ferme biologique Machabée

Sophie et Jacques Machabee

l’Épicerie fine les délices du Verger

Delices du Verger
Delices du Verger

Herbes du Soleil

Le Mielleux

 

La Verger de la Fraise

 

Les Jardins Carya organic farm

and Urban Seedling

 

Fresh asparagus and new face mask colours this week

Please remember to order from our Verdun farmers market partners by Tuesday morning a 6 a.m. for delivery or pick up Wednesday. (Delivery within Verdun or the Bronx neighbourhood of Lasalle or pickup at Grand Potager between 6 and 8.)

As always, you can order online via: 
https://cooperative-de-solidarite-abondance-urbain-solidaire-caus.square.site/

If you prefer, you can pay us via our new partner, Slash local via their Apple mobile application or via the website at: https://slashlocal.com/caus.

After you’ve selected the products you want us to deliver, you can also choose to purchase from other local stores, including Bagel St. Lo and Sweet Lees Bakery. The site allows you to your credit card to pay all of us at once. 

Slash local was created by a local company and two of the owners live in LaSalle. They’re working hard to help people support local vendors and we’re happy to work with them. Since they’re concentrating on the pay side, MTL on mange complements their work perfectly and we hope to keep working with them moving foward.

Virtual market starts this week!

Check out some of the products available this week by clicking here.!

We have seven enthusiastic vendors offering their products this week. Several others will join us next week and in the coming weeks as the agricultural season gets underway.

DELIVERIES

We’re planning to deliver items every Wednesday night between 6 and 8 p.m. If you’ve made a order, you’ll receive a text or a telephone call as we arrive at your home so that you can retrieve your articles while we watch from the sidewalk. Please bring a box or bags with you so that you can transfer things out of our box relatively rapidly. After you close the door, we’ll pick up our box and head to the next delivery location. The entire process ensures no contact between people.

If you would prefer to retrieve your items yourself, you can make an appointment for a contact-free pick up.

All together in favour of biodiversity in Verdun

Are you a Verdun resident? Do you adore all the biodiversity in our borough?

If so, join us for a Zoom discussion about the flora and fauna that you regularly see in the borough.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting on May 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be in French, but everyone speaks English too, so questions and comments in the language of Shakespeare will be welcome.

Register here.

We also have a Facebook group to publish photographs of flowers, herbs, trees, birds, mammals, anthropods, insects, reptiles, fish and whatever other flora and fauna species you see in Verdun. 

Biodiversity is an essential component of our fragile urban ecosystems. We want our page to inform people so that we’ll be able to protect them.

For each photo, please provide :
  • the precise name of the item in your photo, including the common names in English and French and the scientific names if you have them; 
  • the first and last name of the photographer;
  • the precise place where you took the photo;
  • the day and time of the photo;
  • anything else you notice that might be important; and
  • finally, don’t forget to include the keyword #BiodiversitéVerdun
Thanks for participating

(Please note that this project is a collaborative effort between the Maison de l’environnement de Verdun, the  Verdun borough, Demain Verdun, the Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier et Verdun’s urban abundance solidarity coop, CAUS.

 

2020 Season

Normally, the season would be well underway by now. We would have seen each other at Seedy Saturday, at our greenhouse kiosk or at some of the many local events we all love.

Things being what they are, we had no choice but to adapt and use the means at our disposal to reinforce the social and urban agriculture ties we’ve been strengthening for many years now.

We’ve also been working on ways to support you in your desire to eat good food locally, garden and minimize waste. You probably have lots of questions about CAUS operations, our annual general meeting, our farmers’ markets, our aquaponics courses and purchasing eggs, seeds, fruit and other products from your coop.

For a positive look at last year, you can also watch an interview from last summer. (Our section takes place during the last 15 minutes).

Farmers’ Markets on-line

We are in the process of setting up virtual farmers’ markets by delivery to enable you to purchase local products and support regional producers beginning April 29.

Our plan is to make hands-off deliveries to people who purchase products from our on-line catalogue via the “products” tab on this website. Our plan is to leave items on their porch, then text them from the sidewalk, and watch from a distance as they pick up their items. If necessary, orders from our markets later in the season can take place the same way.

Thank you Nancy

Nancy Snyitar, a worker member, has resigned from the board of directors. Nancy’s involvement as one of the three founding members of CAUS has significantly contributed to getting the cooperative started and running during our first five years of operation. On behalf of everyone, we thank her and wish her lots of success in her projects. Thank you Nancy.

Welcome Melissa

Melissa Simard, a consumer member, expressed interest in becoming a director to replace Nancy.  Her position was filled by resolution during the CA meeting held on March 17, 2020. As specified in our bylaws, she will run for election during our next AGM. On behalf of everyone, we welcome Melissa.

Annual General Meeting

Originally, our AGM was scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 16 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Centre Marcel Giroux. We have postponed it until Thursday, May 21  and we are planning to hold the meeting online, via Zoom.

Join us for the Crawford Park Christmas sale at the last farmers market of the season

Join us this Wednesday, November 6 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Grand Potager, 7 000 boul. LaSalle for the last farmers’ market of the season and the Crawford Park Christmas sale. (Note: our traditional Christmas Sale  takes place on Saturday, November 23.)

We will have jewellery from Polymeristique

the P’tit Coin d’Afrique

and from Milo

Art from Lyne

toys and cards from Jacqueline

soap from Naturacoeur

baked goods and hot meals from Délices des Patisserie

gluten-free croissants, hot cider, a grape-press demonstration, sprout and micro-green seeds, aquaponics vegetables and house plants from CAUS

vegan pastry and bread from Anastasiia

fresh certified organic vegetables from Les potagers des nues mains

apples from Miracle Farms

honey from Le Miellieux

 

and zero-waste products from Annick

and Michelle

We’ll see you there!

Halloween during today’s Farmers’ Market in Verdun’s greenhouses

Join us today, Wednesday, October 30 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Grand Potager, 7,000 boul. LaSalle.

CAUS will have a haunted house and our popular chili along with seeds for micro-greens and sprouts.

The Potagers des nues mains farm will offer lots of fall vegetables straight from the fields

 

 

Get apples by the bushel and half-bushel from Miracle Farms

and Michelle will be there with her Tupperware again so that you can pick up some containers to replace single use plastics.

 

See you there!