Fréchette Fruits and Vegetables located in St-Hilaire is a three facet business enabling (allowing) contact with its clients all year round. First, its dedicated workers sell pine trees during the winter season. Then, the horticultural department offers during springtime the best accompaniment for flower and plant lovers searching to embellish their garden or bring more color in their indoors. Finally, they supply their customers with the inevitable fruits and vegetables from Quebec, such as fresh tomatoes, blueberries, sweet corn, cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts, all of which are sold at the Place des producteurs.
Types of culture
END OF JUNE TO END OF OCTOBER
Did you know that cauliflower is a field vegetable and that each plant only produces one per year? Did you know that cauliflower fell into oblivion between Antiquity and the 17th century? Indeed, it was very much loved by the Greeks and then the Romans, but disappeared from the map until the Italians introduced it […]
END OF JULY TO END OF SEPTEMBER
Did you know that blueberries are among the most antioxidant-rich berries? The different flavonoids they contain can help prevent certain aging-related diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Did you know that Quebec grows two different species of blueberries? There are highbush blueberries (grown in managed blueberry fields) and wild or lowbush blueberries (grown in wild […]
MID-JULY TO END OF OCTOBER
Do you know why corn is atypical? It is actually a sweet tasting cereal eaten as a vegetable. It is one of the richest vegetables in carbohydrates. Did you know that corn retains all its flavors after cooking on the BBQ? Just cook it for about 15 minutes on each side without peeling it, removing […]
End of July to mid-October
Did you know that the tomato belongs to the same family as the potatoes? In fact, the tomato is a fruit that is eaten like a vegetable belonging to the nightshade family! Did you know that the tomato comes from South America? It was discovered around the 16th century and named by the Aztecs “tomatl”. […]
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