Plan a road trip that revolves around good food! Meet the
agricultural producers and food artisans of Quebec who showcase
the generous bounty of the land with passion and know-how. This
is the opportunity to taste the fruit of their labour directly
on site! Follow country roads toward fresh local produce, fine
wine, delicious honey and exquisite cuisine.
back to basics
Freshness, good food and bliss in the
Coeur de la Montérégie subregion
Start at Ferme Guyon in Chambly. This
farmer’s market is stocked with a wide variety of products, and on
site you’ll also find a bakery, cheese shop and butcher’s shop. A
pedagogical mission is at the heart of this place, which is
committed to teaching visitors about the day-to-day reality of the
agriculture industry and about how ingredients are transformed.
Continue your drive into the Coeur de la Montérégie subregion. The food-themed circuits of this
destination known for its production of apples can be explored by
car or on a bike and will lead you to several orchards, vineyards
and cider houses. Another place that promises gourmet discoveries
is Saint-Hyacinthe, where you’ll find a downtown market, craft beers and
Verger Champêtre is a place that
offers a liberating experience to its visitors, giving them access
to its trails and petting zoos populated with more than 250
animals, like deer, alpacas, miniature horses, sheep and goats. On
site you can also pick your own fruit and enjoy a delicious
home-cooked meal. There’s even a comfortable cottage that you can
book for an overnight stay.
An impressive amount of cranberries is
harvested in the area of Victoriaville
A tasty trip
to the vineyards in the Townships
Is it wine o’clock yet? The highest
concentration of vineyards in Quebec is in the Eastern Townships
on the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route. Follow this signposted circuit
that runs by some twenty vineyards and drop in for a wine tasting,
a guided tour or even a chance to saber Champagne!
You could also visit the Cep d'Argent vineyard, where you’ll
learn about traditional Champagne-making methods. This pioneer
winery lets you choose from a variety of packages so that you can
discover their refined, high-quality wines.
specialty cheese and more!
Ever witnessed the opening of a
beehive? Honey – along with the fascinating world of bees – will
be at the heart of your visit to the Miellerie Lune de Miel,
located 5 minutes away from the major city of Sherbrooke. Watch
the bees hard at work behind the glass and visit the museum, which
is shaped like a huge beehive. And whatever you do, don’t forget
to stop at the Nectarium, a shop where you’ll find all
kinds of flavours of pure honey and plenty of melt-in-the-mouth
Head east to the Centre-du-Québec
region to the gourmet destination of Victoriaville. This area
known for its cranberry harvest and numerous cheesemongers is sure
to impress you with its rich diversity of local food producers.
Iconic snack cakes in an old-fashioned
setting at Maison J.-A. Vachon
Where food and
Your next stop is in the Beauce
subregion at the Maison J.-A. Vachon, the ancestral home that
belonged to the couple who created the Vachon snack cakes. Named a
historic monument, this tourist attraction presents the history of
the company since its modest beginnings and invites visitors to
take a guided tour, which ends with each person receiving two
The last part of your trip is on Île d'Orléans, an enchanting island accessible by bridge from Québec
City. A place where traditional Quebec lives on, Île d’Orléans is
home to the Paillasson – the first cheese ever
produced in North America! The very fertile soil of
this beautiful island makes it ideal for a variety of cultures,
and the products made there are known for their quality and
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