Aromas of freshly prepared pastries, unique encounters with local producers and a festive atmosphere, shopping at your local market has become an activity in itself, especially during the summer months.
We are therefore taking advantage of Public Markets Week in Quebec, which takes place until August 16, to suggest a few places not far from some Sélection Retraite complexes.
Marché public de la Vallée-de-l’Or
1300 8e Rue, Val-d’Or
Nice weather, bad weather, the brand new pavilion that houses the market is absolutely worth the detour! For the latest news and the producers who are there each week, visit their Facebook page.
Marché public de Rimouski
Parc de la Gare (corner of Avenue de la Cathédrale and Rue de l’Évêché E.)
Nearly 45 producers and farmers from the Lower St. Lawrence meet every Saturday from May to October. Recently, it has even become possible to have your orders prepared directly via their website.
Marché public de Sainte-Foy
920 Avenue Roland Beaudin, Quebec City
Every day until November 15, take advantage of the wide variety of seasonal food available at the Sainte-Foy market. Take a look at their Facebook page for the latest arrivals.
247 Rue Notre-Dame E., Victoriaville
This seasonal public market in Victoriaville enlivens the neighbourhood every Friday in July and August. Drop by after work to stock up on fresh, local food. To find out more, click here.
Marché public de Magog
132 Chemin de la Plage des Cantons, Magog
Located a stone’s throw from the beach, a park and picnic tables, this market is ideal for your Sunday family outing! Stay abreast of the upcoming products and activities on their Facebook page.
Marché public de Gaspé
8 de la Marina, Gaspé
Sailboats in the background, the market’s merchants will welcome you in the picturesque setting of the Gaspé marina. It’s a date every Saturday until October 10. For more information, consult their website!