Que­bec farms get over 144,000 vis­its

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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).

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