New Agricultural Practices at La Fermette
After working on many different farms, including the Ferme des Quatre-Temps with Jean-Martin Fortier, a pioneer of small-acreage organic farming, Justine Chouinard and Annie-Claude Lauzon have launched their own vegetable farm. La Fermette grows more than 30 types of vegetables and is devoted to bio-intensive, ecological, diversified farming on a local and sustainable human scale. The company works closely with its partner restaurants in Montréal, La Buvette chez Simone and Le Parvis. Spotlight on the flourishing agriculture of tomorrow, a return to the land that fosters crop diversity and the emergence of innovations and new practices in organic production.
It was in Montréal that Justine Chouinard and Annie-Claude Lauzon were introduced to agriculture. Little by little, they got involved in community gardens and urban beehives. After environmental and art studies, they completed a great many internships and worked on various farms. They recently made their dream come true and now run their own vegetable garden. La Fermette is located in Hemmingford and revolves around their shared love of vegetables, flavours, and food culture. You may have seen Annie-Claude and Justine during the first season of Les fermiers, a television show broadcast on Unis TV.