Quebec farms get over 144,000 visits
More than 144,000 Quebecers took part in the 14th edition of the UPA’s Portes Ouvertes last weekend, visiting farms, meeting farmers and their families, and learning about Quebec agricultural practices. “The response of citizens to this traditional invitation from Quebec farmers was again very positive. My congratulations to the producers and hundreds of volunteers,” said the president of the Union des producteurs agricole (UPA), Marcel Groleau.
“In the regions and at the Montreal Olympic Park, thousands of visitors could see the passion the farmers have for their profession. Another successful edition!” said event spokesperson Marie-Eve Janvier, the popular singer and host of the show L’Amour est dans le pré.
Local farms that hosted visitors last Sunday were the Verger familial CR (Magog), Ferme au pied levé (Magog), Ferme Magolait (Magog), Bergerie et fromagerie Nouvelle-France (Racine), and L’Agneau maraicher (Melbourne).