If you’re looking for fresh, local organic produce, you might want to pass by the Coop la Maison Verte in NDG one Thursday afternoon.
Throughout the summer, every Thursday from 3 to 7 pm, Ferme du Zéphyr sets up a market stand in front of the Coop, at 5785 Sherbrooke Street West, corner Melrose Avenue.
If you live in Pointe-Claire, you can visit their stand at the Coop des Bons Voisins, at 247a Bord-du-Lac, every Tuesday from 3 to 7 pm.
Ferme du Zéphyr is a certified organic vegetable farm located on the western end of Montreal Island, in the community of Senneville.
On the day I passed by, Alex Godley was selling various kinds of lettuce and other greens, herbs, cucumbers and zucchini, most of it picked the previous day. The local vegetables were supplemented by organic bananas, lemons and ginger from elsewhere.
Organic veggie baskets
Ferme du Zéphyr is also one of the farms offering weekly organic vegetable baskets, through the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. It’s not too late to sign up. You can check out the Coop website for more information.
Or, see Equiterre’s website for a list of participating farms and drop-off points across Montreal.
Finally, a friend of mine recently told me about the Lufa Farms rooftop greenhouse in Ahuntsic, which offers year-round organic baskets, with drop-offs at various locations.