Les Jardins M.G. is a market gardening business of fifth generation. It is today in the hands of Guy Palardy (4th generation) and Sylvain and Hugo Palardy (5th generation). It has developed over the year an expertise in eggplant production and has become the largest producer of the province. They cultivate over 100 hectares of early flowers and vegetables requiring a dozen permanent employees and 20 more for the high season.
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 pre marinated pickles are generally very high in sodium? In fact, pickles do not contain sodium naturally, it is the brine that contains salt. By preparing your pickled pickles yourself, you can replace some of the salt with healthy aromatics such as herbs from your garden! Did you know that pickles […]
BEGINNING OF JULY TO END OF OCTOBER
Did you know that cucumber is eaten raw … but also cooked? To add variety to your menu, cook it like zucchini (stir-fry, braised, etc.)! Did you know there is a difference between cucumbers from America and those from Europe? Indeed, the American varieties are rather short and stocky while the European varieties are long […]
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 […]
Did you know that moussaka is the Greek equivalent of our traditional shepherd’s pie ? Rather than “steak, corn, potato”, it is made with eggplant, ground meat (beef or lamb) and béchamel. Did you know that the skin of the eggplant is rich in anthocyanins, the same type of antioxidant pigments found in blueberries? Although, not […]
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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