Residents of Rosemère showed up in great numbers on Saturday September 17th to take part in the fourth repeat of the Rosemère Harvest Festival. As in previous years, the annual Festival took place in front of the library, on a section of Chemin de la Grand-Côte, which was transformed into a pedestrian only street for the occasion. The event, which brings together exhibitors from the region, makes it possible to mark the fall harvest, and to give a boost to Moisson Laurentides, an important pillar for food aid in the region.
With an ideal temperature for exhibitors and people traveling to meet them, the Harvest Festival allowed producers in the region to present and sell their seasonal products. The objectives of this Festival have been achieved according to the city: to allow the community to celebrate this period of abundance, to meet producers in the region, to stock up on food for the winter and to help Moisson Laurentides to stock up for the coming months. People were very generous with both cash donations (over $180) and vegetables and food (50 kilos).
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“Once again this year, people answered the call by giving generously. This help will be invaluable for people in need, especially when we know that groceries are becoming more and more expensive,” said Eric Westram, Mayor of Rosemère.
In terms of entertainment, the honey extraction workshop, by À la joie des abeilles, greatly delighted visitors. The vegetable-themed street entertainers caught the public’s attention and entertained children and adults alike. A DJ came to complete the atmosphere of the day with varied and uplifting music.
A dozen local exhibitors
Visitors were able to meet nearly a dozen agricultural producers, farmers and local artisans who presented their various products, mostly organic. Organic fruits and vegetables, local agri-food products with blackcurrant alcohol/wine, natural body care products and herbal teas from wild medicinal plants, wild mushrooms, coffee and pastries, zero waste items, food, household and body products, candles, home fragrances and soaps and finally, honey and other hive products were among the products offered by the exhibitors.