Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande

Rougemont

Located in Rougemont, in the heart of the Montérégie, Le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande is an ideal place to enjoy the pleasures of the terroir. You can find a multitude of products or already picked from the fields, as well as several homemade products in their country shop. This agrotourism site was acquired from the family business Le Potager Mont-Rouge in 2016. From there was born the idea that it would be the succession of the market gardening company that develops and owns their own agrotourism niche. Consequently, this acquisition made it possible to concretize the expertise in the field and in customer service of the family business for the benefit of customers. All in all, Le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande met their needs.

Proud of their products, they want you to discover them and thus pass on their love of the land to you! From June strawberries to October pumpkins, including September apples, come live the Halte Gourmande experience where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables in addition to indulging in homemade products cooked on site. As a couple, with friends or with family, come and discover their specialties such as fresh apple juice, delicious apple desserts as well as their famous sweet potato fritters rolled in maple sugar. From gourmet pleasures to spacious play areas, they guarantee you a day filled with fun for both young and old. At the Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande, sustainable development is at the heart of their priorities.

With them, protecting the environment can be summed up in a panoply of concrete and avant-garde actions such as the use of trichogramma for corn, green manures, semi-direct, grassed alleys, protected riparian strips, use of recyclable packaging, etc. They are proud to participate actively in the protection of their environment, while guaranteeing you healthy fruits and vegetables of the highest quality.

They are certified Terroirs & Saveurs du Québec by the Association of Agrotourism and Gourmet Tourism of Quebec.In addition, they were the recipient of the honorary distinction of the Moisson d’Or in 2015 by the Association des producteurs maraîchers du Québec.

They have appeared in the gourmet books:

  • Prenez le champs! by Julie Aubé
  • Saveurs d’ici, by Renée Laurin
  • Mangez Québec by l’Association des producteurs du Québec
Address
154, rang de la montagne (route 229)
Rougemont (Québec) Canada J0L 1M0
Phone
Opening period
March to December - Every day : 9 a.m to 5 p.m
INFORMATIONS

Products

The season starts with the arrival of their succulent strawberries. Afterwards, their farmers will grow sweet corn and their pickles. Next, the Halte Gourmande will cultivate italian tomatoes, cherries, and Heirloom, of which there will be around 50 varieties. The season will carry on with  hot peppers, green peppers, eggplants, pumpkins and winter squash.

You can also find several varieties of apples available to pick on your own :

• Melba : mid-August
• Paulared : end of August
• Macintosh : beginning of September
• Spartan : mid-September
• Cortland : mid-September
• Empire : mid-September

Not to mention the sweet corn, the winter squash (15 varieties), the peppers, the eggplants, and many more.

In their selection of products, you will also find a large number of pies and pastries : pies, doughnuts, apple bread, fresh apple juice, apple slushies, honey, and maple syrup as well as other derivative products.

They also sell their products at several locations during the season:

  • Marché Jean Talon (June to November)
  • Couche-Tard corner store, St-Césaire (June to August)
  • Boni-Soir corner store, St-Pie (June to August)
  • Le Boisé corner store, Marieville (June to August)
  • Provigo grocery store, Marieville (June to August)

Prizes and honorary distinctions:

Determination prize, offered by the LADN Montérégie contest, 2017 edition
Local level Lauréat Défiosentreprendre 2017, biofood category, MRC de Rouville
Lauréat Succession Prize Montérégie 2017, offered by UPA Montérégie
Agroenvironmental Good Deed Prize 2017, offered by UPA Montérégie
Moisson d’Or 2015, offered by the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Farmers of Quebec

Services

  • Parking adapted for buses
  • Tractor rides
  • Boutique
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Large room to greet groupes with a maximum capacity of 100 people, sitting
  • Wifi available
  • Picnic area
  • Inflatable play
  • Labyrinth
  • Children’s playsets
  • Trampoline
  • Mini-farm
  • Standard Electric Charging Stations (2)
  • Interac available.
  • Certifié Keroul : http://bit.ly/2vGz3ZJ

Activities

Mini-farm, corn maze, tractor rides, playground, picnic area, Fresh product tastings, freshly squeezed apple juice right before your eyes, fruits and vegetables for sale. Playground, park, swing.

Le Petit Train du Nord!

This is a certified copy of the train situated at the station of the village of Nominingue, in the High Laurentian. Pleasure for young and oldest guaranteed!

Not to mention their famous giant trampoline and labyrinth!

Environemental practices

They cultivate their land with the thinking of borrowing it from the next generations. In that minding, they take care of it and use raisoned agricultural practices. As an example, to limit land erosion and have a better percolation of surface water, they have grass in between production aisles. Also, the majority of the agriculture is made on a biodegradable plastic mulch. This mulch allows them to reduce the application of phytosanitary products. It also optimizes the use of water and nutriments. The biodegradable caracteristic reduces the time it lasts in nature.

For the winter squash, the semi-direct production on a mulch of rye allows a better utilization of ressources by the plants. It also reduces the number of phytosanitary treatments to its minimum. This natural reduce the soil erosion, increase the quality of the squash and diminish the quantity of squash waste in the field. For the sweet corn, they don’t use any insecticide against corn borer. Instead, they fight biologicaly by using trichogramma, a natural predator of the corn borer. Every bag of trichogramma is suspended, one at the time, at the top of the corns. Finaly, for the weekly screening and for agricultural prescriptions, Potager Mont-Rouge is supported by the agrienvironmental club of the region, Dura-Club.

https://tourismecoeurmonteregie.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/tacdlm0086-200x133.jpg Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande Located in Rougemont, in the heart of the Montérégie, Le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande is an ideal place to enjoy the pleasures of the terroir. You can find a multitude of products or already picked from the fields, as well as several homemade products in their country shop. This agrotourism site was acquired from the family business Le Potager Mont-Rouge in 2016. From there was born the idea that it would be the succession of the market gardening company that develops and owns their own agrotourism niche. Consequently, this acquisition made it possible to concretize the expertise in the field and in customer service of the family business for the benefit of customers. All in all, Le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande met their needs. Proud of their products, they want you to discover them and thus pass on their love of the land to you! From June strawberries to October pumpkins, including September apples, come live the Halte Gourmande experience where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables in addition to indulging in homemade products cooked on site. As a couple, with friends or with family, come and discover their specialties such as fresh apple juice, delicious apple desserts as well as their famous sweet potato fritters rolled in maple sugar. From gourmet pleasures to spacious play areas, they guarantee you a day filled with fun for both young and old. At the Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande, sustainable development is at the heart of their priorities. With them, protecting the environment can be summed up in a panoply of concrete and avant-garde actions such as the use of trichogramma for corn, green manures, semi-direct, grassed alleys, protected riparian strips, use of recyclable packaging, etc. They are proud to participate actively in the protection of their environment, while guaranteeing you healthy fruits and vegetables of the highest quality. They are certified Terroirs & Saveurs du Québec by the Association of Agrotourism and Gourmet Tourism of Quebec.In addition, they were the recipient of the honorary distinction of the Moisson d’Or in 2015 by the Association des producteurs maraîchers du Québec. They have appeared in the gourmet books:
154 rang de la Montagne Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0
450 947-6663 Heures: March to December - Every day 9 a.m to 5 p.m >