The Bastien family is all about familyship, authenticity, product quality, healthy client relationship and passion for locality. They moved to St-Lin-Laurentides in 1984 to start in the cucumber business but made a turn in ’89 choosing to focus on greenhouse flowers. Today, they have 25 huge greenhouses bursting with flowers, indoor plants and fine herb, fruit and vegetable plantations. Also, Bastien Farm acquired over the years some land for field vegetable production, such as broccoli, winter squash and cauliflower. They sell pretty much everything at La Place des producteurs, but also have an online catalogue and deliver everything under the flower category.
Types of culture
Did you know that the squash is native to America? Indeed, it has been cultivated by indigenous peoples for centuries. Do you know the two kinds of squash? There is the winter squash and the summer squash, allowing us to enjoy them all year round. The so-called “summer” squash, like zucchini, have a tender, edible […]
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 […]
Mid-June to Mid-November
Did you know that broccoli contains several compounds that can help prevent certain types of cancer? Among these is sulforaphane, released during the chewing of broccoli! Did you know that the stems of broccoli are eaten after peeling? Add them to your vegetable stir-fries, cook them in a pan in a little olive oil or […]
Do you know the tomatillo? Hidden behind a thin beige film, it looks a bit like a ground cherry, but it is much larger. It belongs to the nightshade family like tomato, potato and eggplant, it is green, yellow or purple in color and its taste is similar to that of gooseberry or a slightly […]
MID-JUNE TO END OF JULY
Did you know that Quebec is the largest haskap producer in Canada? Since the start of this industry in Quebec in 2013, the production has continued to multiply. The province counts 60 producers, mainly located around the Lac Saint-Jean. Production reached 200,000 pounds in 2020, 50,000 more than in 2019. Did you know that haskap, […]
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