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Farm tourism and U-pick

Take the time to stop by a farm and you’ll meet real, down-to-earth Québecers with a long knowledge of the history and traditions of their region. Many agritourism farms welcome tourists curious to learn about agriculture and discover new products. Proud, enthusiastic and friendly growers await you, eager to share with you their know-how through activities, interpretations and tastings. Not only will they be happy to show you the fruits of their labours in the fields, orchards, vineyards, apiaries or sugar bushes, they’ll happily let you in on the myriad secrets of their trade.

Lodging and dining

For anyone keen on a full, immersive experience, why not treat yourself to a farm stay? What could be better than escaping the frenetic pace of city life and relaxing in the country... Whether you’re on your own, with that special someone, or the whole family, this experience is yours for the taking. Follow the Terroir et Saveurs du Québec signs and discover new culinary specialities on an adventure into the world of a Québec agricultural producer. The province’s country inns and B&Bs delight visitors with hearty breakfasts, expertly prepared using local products. Most country inns also offer gourmet dinners brimming with creativity inspired by terroir products!

Agritourism and gastronomy go hand in hand. Farm restaurants all across the province serve up delicious cuisine made from food products grown right there on the farm. What could be better than enjoying a peaceful meal in a lovely rural setting?

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Agritourism products and circuits

Take to your bicycle, motorbike or car and follow one of Québec’s gourmet routes. You’re sure to discover some original and mouth-watering products. Whether you’re looking for a gift or a special treat for yourself, buying locally made products is a great way to learn about and share Québec’s know-how while also contributing to the local economy. Cranberries, blueberries, apples, ciders, wines, cheeses, beers, maple syrup, venison, emu and honey are just some examples. And don’t overlook processed products such as handmade soaps, woolens and all sorts of creams and skin care products. 

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U-pick

With the highly popular U-pick format, you can play field hand and enjoy the rural outdoors as you choose the fruits or vegetables that look most appetizing to you. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears or pumpkins… it’s all so enticing. Bon appétit!

A must-see in early fall is the spectacular cranberry harvest, when the little red berries float atop the flooded fields.