Discover the quality and freshness of local products!

Discover the quality and freshness of local products!

Attractions to discover, September 20, 2021 2021-09-20
Union des producteurs agricoles
Discover the quality and freshness of local products!

A movement of solidarity launched by the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) has united Quebecers and farmers, thanks to the Mangeons local plus que jamais! app (in French only). This app allows users to discover Quebec’s regions and producers and to stock up on fresh, local products. Download it for free on your phone and plan a tour of local farms this fall. The app is part of a social project that aims to promote better understanding between consumers and agricultural producers.

In addition, a loyalty program has been added to the application that allows you to accumulate local “dollars” when you visit participating farms. These can then be redeemed at the UPA's online store.

Food producers and 16 ambassadors

From mid-June to mid-September, 16 celebrity ambassadors were paired with a region of Quebec and visited the farms, sugar shacks, microbreweries, dairy farms, food shops and other agri-food businesses in their assigned region. These ambassadors then shared their experiences on social media to inspire others to follow the same type of adventure. All of them learned a lot from their experiences and praised local eating.

Ambassadors included folk singer-songwriters Mélanie and Stéphanie Boulay, author Kim Thuy, comedian Philippe Laprise and TV host and producer France Beaudoin.

A different way to visit farms

The app, launched in the summer of 2020, has been improved for its second year. Not only does it allow you to geolocate participating businesses on a map, but it also offers themed tours that have been added to enhance the user experience. You can also use the app to find restaurants that use ingredients certified by Aliments du Québec. This is a great opportunity to replace the Open House event that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic and encourage local restauranteurs.

Follow the UPA Facebook page for all of the up-to-date information. Bon appétit!

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