Gather your family or some friends, grab a basket or a cooler, and head to the Townships. You won’t find a more enchanting place for a great picnic starring the region’s best products. Stop by agritourism attractions where in addition to learning how local specialties are produced, you’ll also find all the ingredients you need to prepare your fantastic meal at the end of the day. The vineyards, food shops and public markets in the Eastern Townships
Visit the Vineyards
Le Cep d'Argent
Explore the ins and outs of the wine industry in one or many of the 28 vineyards you’ll find on the wine routes of the Eastern Townships. There’s the Brome-Missisquoi route totalling 140 km and the Estrie route with seven vineyards. All of them invite you to see the grapevines and have a taste of their many products, including this specialty: ice wine. Guided tours, gourmet events and the chance to take part in the grape harvest make for a memorable day. Come taste the passion of the region’s wine-growers!
Discover Regional Flavours
As you visit the food establishments and gourmet boutiques in the Townships, you’ll see that some products are labelled “Créateurs de saveurs”. This distinction certifies that the food has been grown, farmed or prepared in the region. Available in grocery stores, public markets and some tourist information offices, these quality products showcase the region’s local character and know-how!
Drop by the Market
If you want to know even more about local food production, the best way to do it is to stroll around one of the many food markets. Enjoy the lovely atmosphere as you take stock of the abundance of products and freshly picked fruits and vegetables. This is also where you get to talk to the friendly producers, who are always happy to share their passion with you. Once your basket is all filled up, you’re ready for your picnic in the Townships!