Quebec has a bounty of seasonal products to enjoy!
It's no secret: the best way to enjoy your favourite foods
at their freshest is to buy them when they're in season. We've
developed a calendar to help you enjoy a host of local products
all year round!
April marks the start of snow crab season. Every
year around this time, lovers of fine dining dutifully line up to
get their hands on these sensational shellfish. As the month nears
its end, lobster fishing gets going in the
Maritimes. We receive fresh lobster in stock up to four times a
week, so make sure to pay the seafood section of your nearest store
a visit. Yum!
When the weather starts getting warmer, it's a sure sign that your
local grocery store produce section will soon be overflowing with asparagus
and leaf lettuce. Asparagus can be a touch costly
the rest of the year, so May is the perfect time to stock up! You
can help your asparagus last longer by blanching it for about four
minutes, straining, letting cool and then freezing in a sealed
container or freezer bag.
Romaine and iceberg lettuce
arrive hand in hand with beautiful June weather. These veggies are
truly outstanding in their field, with crunchy leaves and fantastic
flavour! The end of June has its own great harvest, bringing green
onions, radishes, strawberries and broccoli.
Clearly the perfect time to whip up a delicious summer salad!
In the first weeks of July, cauliflower, spinach,
field cucumbers, celery and parsley all start
hitting grocery shelves, inspiring us to make delicious dishes like
and tzatziki. All the flavours of the Mediterranean, with all local
ingredients! Raspberries are also in the peak of
their growing season and are soon followed by green
peppers and sweet corn. Did we hear someone say
corn roast? Then in late July, it's your chance to stock up on cantaloupe,
peaches, yellow plums and Ontario coronation
grapes. Act quick so you don't miss out!
Summer might be drawing to a close, but Quebec's farmers will never
leave you feeling hungry. We're spoiled by a bountiful mid August
harvest of carrots, onions, yellow and red
peppers, blueberries and rutabagas! You can even
use this time to prepare for the start of the school year by
cooking some meals with fresh ingredients and freezing them for
later. Get a head start by using the final days of summer to make
some tasty red pepper based muhamarra,
soup or minced
Seafood lovers know that months ending in "ber" are the best time
of the year for slurping down d'oysters
. Whether you prefer sand free Beausoleil oysters for their fine
taste or juicy Malpeques for their delicate texture, the
fishmongers at your nearest Marché Adonis are sure to be your new
best friends. With nearly a dozen varieties of fresh oysters and
the very best mussels on offer, you'll have everything you need to
make a feast fit for a king!
Keep your eyes peeled for our new arrivals every week using our
calendar that lets you know which de
local and seasonal ingredients are at their freshest. Make sure
to also check out our new flyer every Thursday!