The farm André Lemire et fils is a two generation market gardening business in Oka. Knowledge and cultural methods have evolved since the time of his father, explains Stéphane Lemire, but the passion for the job remained intact. Fortunately, otherwise it would be impossible to keep up and continue cultivating his tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, sweet corn and pumpkin, all products sold at La place des producteurs.
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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 cabbage is so low in calories that it fits perfectly into weight loss menus? As a bonus, it’s economical and nutritious! Did you know that cabbage contains glucosinolate, a substance that appears to have powerful anti-cancer effects? Numerous experiments carried out in humans and animals confirm the beneficial effect of regular […]
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”. […]
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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