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Mar 24, 2012 07:40 PM

New Thread on JTM and Atwater

We'll be coming next week but usually come to Montreal in June, so a bit different for us. Please tell me what's good/available at both markets this time of year? We are looking forward to a "different" montreal in March this time.

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  1. Well the only thing in season right now will be the maple products of course. Outdoor stalls will probably not be out too.

    1. Crab will be plentiful (maybe the first shrimps)

      Other than that, it's still quite early for fresh and local produces.

      1. Yes, as mentioned in another JTM post yesterday Snow Crab is available as of this weekend. Are you looking for things to take back home or eat on the spot?

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        1. re: ios94

          We won't have cooking facilities at our hotel and I don't think we can bring back crab or shrimp to the US, can we? I guess we'd settle for eating some on the spot, though! :-)
          So, no fresh fruits and vegies yet? Will only the indoor market be open? I will def. miss all the beautiful flowers and plants!

          1. re: shopgirl

            Nope, no fresh fruits and vegetables from here until late april where fiddleheads will begin. Like everywhere else in Canada and most states in the US...

        2. Depending where you come from you might find Sicilian Blood Oranges different and delicious. They are available at the Fruit stands on the South hand side of the Market.

          1. Any idea when Les Havre aux Glaces will be reopening for the spring?

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            1. re: OliverB

              It stayed opened all winter long I believe... I got some ice cream from them 2 weeks ago.

                1. re: OliverB

                  According to a few online sources, they are indeed open all year-round.

                  Hours: Summer: 9AM-10PM every day; Winter: Mon-Wed: 8AM-6PM; Thurs-Fri: 9AM-8PM; Sat: 9AM-6PM; Sun: 9AM-5PM

                  JTM website says "Year round"

                  1. re: kpzoo

                    Not the Atwater location, just JTM.

                    1. re: OliverB

                      Ah, assumed you were asking about JTM since you didn't specify. Thanks!

                    2. re: kpzoo

                      Marche Atwater website says May for Atwater location.

                      Hopefully, they will open earlier.

                      Does anyone know if Satay brothers will be back this summer?

                      1. re: hala

                        yes it is. I believe he told me may 15th