The third Wellington family market


Thank you to all our volunteers, vistors and participants!
– Sydney Vrana (classical guitarist)

11751866_935236409851292_6728076751314002502_n– LES BEURRES BECSUCRÉ (Becsucré Butters (artisanal apple butters)
FRASER’S FIELD (farmers)
LE MIELLEUX (Quebec honey)
FABRICE (sweet baked goods) + llemonade!
FERME ORACLE DES BOIS (artisanal bread)
– (FERME) SUD-OUEST CO-OP FARM: (semis / seedlings)
– Jacinthe Rodrigue (Verdun artist)



The second week at the Wellington family market

Sabrina Liu de Niagara Falls a des pierres semi-précieuses etc.
Sabrina Liu of Niagara Falls with semi-précious stones, etc.

**Here are our vendors / participants for Sunday, July 12!


Register here.

Jardins Tierra Viva Gardens (farmers)

Fraser’s Field (farmers)

Le Mielleux (Quebec honey)

Fabrice (sweet baked goods)

Ferme Oracle des Bois ( artisanal bread)

(Ferme) Sud-Ouest Co-op Farm (semis / seedlings)

Green Bunny Workshop (Origami jewellery)

Sabrina Liu (semi-precious stones, etc.)

Jacinthe Rodrigue (artist)


CAUS: herbs, decorative ceramics + plants

Jaya Thifault (hand-made soaps & candles) AND face painting for children!!!

***PLUS: Workshop presented by: “Un plant de tomate à la fois“:
Ma Calendula !

– 12:15 p.m.  (between 3 and 6 years)
– 2:15 p.m. (between 6 and 9 years)


“Learn how a plant eats and what it needs to grow in a fun workshop in which you will also get your hands dirty learning the proper steps of seeding and plant care!”

Workshops are bilingual.


First Desmarchais/Crawford Wednesday

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The Desmarchais/Crawford family farmers market took place today at 3:30 in the green space next to the principal entrance of the Centre Culturel de Verdun (bibliothèque), 5955 rue Bannantyne.

We had two certified-organic farmers, honey, cake, tea, coffee, beauty products, soap and jewellery.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped move tables, chairs, and tents.

Visit week 8 – The aquaponic system at the Douglas Institute Greenhouse



Come and see the aquaponic installation in the Douglas Institute greenhouse in Verdun on July 14, at 6 p.m.

We’ll explain how the system works and you can see the plants and the fish, which are growing quickly. After only 8 weeks of operation, some of our plants are immense and the tilapias have tripled in size.

For more information, see the Facebook event.

First family market day

Our first day was a success!

Verdun Family Markets


The Wellington Family Market will take place  Sundays between noon and 4 p.m. from July 5 until September 13, 2015 in the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church green space on Galt at Wellington.

The Desmarchais/Crawford family market will take place Wednesdays between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. from July 8 until September 24, 2015 in the green space in front of the main entrance of the Cultural Centre of Verdun (library), 5955, rue Bannantyne.



Family Markets in Verdun Messenger


Anne-Frédérique Hébert-Dolbec wrote an article in Le Messenger de Verdun:

Fresh products in every Verdun neighbourhood

Family public markets will be installed in all three borough neighbourhoods this summer. For the first time in six years, the mainland joins Nun’s Island in ensuring that all residents have access to fresh food and local products close to home.

Read the entire article in French.

Thank you to the borough of Verdun!


Tonight, Verdun borough councillors voted to give a subsidy of $20,000 to the Art of Raising Children (ARC) organization to animate farmers’ markets in collaboration with the Urban Abundance Solidarity Coop (CAUS).

Guillaume Voyer, the president of CAUS was there to thank them.

Watch his comments at minute 16.31 un the second part of the question period on the videao archives of council meetings.

Thank you everyone!