Roger Bibeau is a market gardener and entrepreneur from the Les Cèdres, in West Montreal. He works tirelessly from March to November to produce lettuce, cauliflower, Spanish onion, beans, pumpkins and squash. Mr. Bibeau surrounds himself with loyal seasonal employees to ensure the entire cultivation process until harvest of his 80 hectares of field. He sells his entire production at La place des producteurs and also sells products from the Centre Maraîcher Eugène Guinois located in Châteauguay.
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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 […]
Did you know that the orange color of the pumpkin reveals the presence of beta-carotene? Like other members of the cucurbits family, the pumpkin is rich in pro-vitamin A. Can you tell the pumpkin from the potiron ? Although similar, we can tell them apart by looking at their peduncle. The pumpkin’s is tough and […]
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 […]
Did you know that there is a difference in taste between yellow beans and green beans? Indeed, the yellow are sweeter, while the green have a slight bitterness. Purchase Beans are available year round in a canned form, but they’re in season from July through September. To choose well, go for the ones that are […]
END OF MAY TO END OF OCTOBER
Did you know that lettuce, from the Latin Lactuca, owes its name to the fact that its species contain a white latex, lactucarium, –lac, lactis, milk – which drains from wounds on the stems? Did you know that adding salad dressing to lettuce increases its nutrient supply? This is because the carotenoids contained in lettuce […]
Did you know the onion was a universal condiment? The onion is found in kitchens all around the world. Its flavors, shape and size vary according to where it comes from, the climate in which it grows and the variety to which it belongs. Do you know why some people react badly to onion? Onion […]
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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