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Jul 22, 2010 04:51 AM

Historical food market- old montreal?


I have read about it in the paper in past years but cannot find any mention of it on the web. Does anyone know what the historical food market put on in old montreal is called and when it happens? If i remember right they recreate an early (c1750) food market.

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  1. here is info

    I go every year as I enjoy strolling around old montreal and this way get to nibble on whatever food products are available from kiosks.

    For those who want to get out into the countryside there is the annual openhouse farm day September 12 where you can visit certain farms (100 participate across province) to enjoy their products, animals,demonstrations and lifestyle. A list of farms and descriptions will be provided later on--mid august

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    1. re: wilmagrace

      Thank you so much. I think my 5 year will love it. Never too early to be a foodie!

      1. re: Sabra Way

        in the press release they have a list of the products/farms at this years old market as well as activities

        Agricultural producers and craftspeople
        • Autour d’un pain, Montréal
        Loaves of country bread
        • Bergerie des Neiges, Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare
        Lambswool duvets and pillows, and lamb sausage
        • Pointe-à-Callière Gift Shop
        Treaty of the Great Peace of Montréal, New France earthenware, pottery, dice, escutcheons, pitchers, cups,
        oil jugs, maple kitchen utensils inspired by canoe paddles, tricorne hats for children and adults, Iroquois pots
        • Pointe-à-Callière
        Spruce beer, birch beer, and cookies
        • Bleuetière Point du jour, Lavaltrie
        Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
        • Cerises de terre Primera, Saint-Thomas-de-Joliette
        Ground cherries and jams
        • Distributions l'Escalier, Montréal
        Herb vinegar, flower jelly (rose, lavender, hibiscus), and jams
        • Érablière Varin, Oka
        Maple products
        • Ferme biologique Machabée, St-Chrysostome
        Market products, fresh and dried herbs
        • Ferme Bionicale, St-Alexis-de-Montcalm
        Beets, carrots, chicory, cabbage, cucumbers, beans, lettuce, corn, turnips, onions, leeks, peas, black
        and red radish, preserved garlic flowers, and melons
        • Ferme Intermiel, St-Benoît-de-Mirabel
        Honey products and mead
        Fromagerie Au Gré des Champs, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
        Raw cow’s milk cheese
        • Fromagerie La Moutonnière, Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester
        Sheep’s milk cheese
        • L’Arôme des bois, Rawdon
        Edible wild plants and preserves
        • La Feuille verte, Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley
        Medicinal plants and hemp products
        • Vin artisanal Le Ricaneux, St-Charles-de-Bellechasse
        Strawberry and raspberry aperitif, coulis, jelly, syrup, jam, raspberry cream, strawberry cream, and white elderberry
        • Les Caprices du Pré, Stanbridge Est
        Artisanal soap
        • Les Gommes de sapin du Québec, Baie-Saint-Paul
        Pine gum
        • Les Produits La Tradition, Sainte-Marcelline
        Flavoured oils and vinegars
        • Verger Au coeur de la pomme, Frelighsburg
        Apples, apple juice, and apple pie
        • Lorraine Labelle, Montréal
        Hand woven linen and cotton dishtowels
        • Mycoboutique, Montréal
        Fresh and dried mushrooms, mushroom flavoured condiments and oils
        • Un, deux, trois Chocolat, Montréal
        Chocolate truffles
        • Les condiments Varia, Beaconsfield
        Wine and port jelly
        • L’Auberge de la pointe
        • Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, Dunham
        White wine, aperitif, and sparkling wine
        • Cidrerie Fleurs de Pommiers, Dunham
        Apple cider vinegar, apple cider, onion and pepper confit, mustard, and apple butter

        Among the new features this year is a Café set up near the Château
        stage. ...This little rest stop will also feature an Abenaki counter where visitors
        can sample a menu of Amerindian snacks. Bannock and wild fruit jams, goose liver pâté, herbal teas, and Abenaki water (from
        a spring, located in Saint-François-du-Lac near Drummondville, that produces water with a high mineral content) will be prepared
        by young Abenaki chef and caterer Lysanne O'Bomsawin.

        1. re: wilmagrace

          moving it up as this is the weekend!