Good things growing at weekly Farmers' Market

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

Created this year, the Friday evening farmers' market in Bristol is a great way to get your greens, as well as many other delicacies all grown or produced in the Outaouais.

Two regular vendors at the market hail from the Municipality of Pontiac. Pays Vert, owned by Serge Sini, is on the Third Line in Quyon.

Kyla Bourassa-Choquette at the Pays Vert stall last week.

The farm prides itself in naturally grown produce without the use of chemicals.

Newly-dug potatoes... simply crying out for melted butter and cracked black pepper.

The farm produces over 40 types of fruits and vegetables, either grown in the ground in the four-acre garden or in one of the greenhouses which cover 10,000 square feet.

Fresh and crisp yellow and green beans.

The farm is open to customers on Saturday from 2 p.m. or contact Garry at 819 790 8545  to organize home delivery.

Pontiac-proportioned cucumbers.

www.fermepaysvert.ca

Miellerie Semples Honey is a well-known purveyor of natural sweetness in the Quyon area, in business for 30 years.


Evelyn Semples at the Bristol Farmers Market.

Evelyn Semple and her family make all of their products, ranging from golden pure bees wax candles to pungent garlic scape powder.

Not forgetting the 18 varieties of honey, including creamed, in the comb and those infused with delicious flavours such as mint, sage or ginger.


Better get extra bread to make the toast you are going to need to taste all these.

Evelyn also stocks a number of healing balms and skin creams, all containing the famed Semples honey or bees wax.

The Semple family have certainly been busy bees.

Contact: estrongsemples@hotmail.com

The Bristol Farmers' Market is set up at the intersection of Ch. Wyman (opposite Ch. Aylmer) and the Hwy. 148, the start of the PJJ bike trail and the site of the "log cabin' information booth.

The market is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday evening until October, "or first snow", according to spokesperson Michael Peterson.

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Riding in style: massive upgrade to Pontiac bus route

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

It's smooth and it's quiet with internet access, a 36" flat screen TV and reclining seats and it leaves Allumette Island at 10 minutes to 5 am every day. This is the new coach that runs Route 148 and you can be on it. This week, riders taking the Campeau Bus Line to the city were treated to a brand-new luxury coach, a demonstration vehicle in service before the permanent vehicle becomes available in about a weeks time.

Slipping back: background facts

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

Welcome back. While I wait for my file on the accident (December 4) to be retrieved by the MRC des Collines police, I placed calls to two local people, experts on the trucking of manure. For those who are coming in late to this, see my previous "slippery" stories archived here.

Slippery story: the update

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

On Monday December 4, a serious accident was caused by some kind of slippery fluid being splashed all over the highway in Luskville. Many people commented on the unexpectedly deep puddles, the effort it took to stay on the road and the horrible stink of it. There was so much, a snow plow was called in to strip it off the road. What was that stuff? Where did it come from? I managed to find someone to talk to from the MTQ within two days. But as yet, my attempts to get information about this incident from the MRC des Collines police have been unproductive. 

Warming up for Christmas at the Santa Claus Parade

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

Once more the Quyon Lions' Club Santa Claus Parade, held Saturday December 9, was a great success. Warmly-dressed families lined the streets to enjoy the decorated floats, horses and of course, St. Nick himself. As the Beach Barn is conspicuously absent this year, the parade's normal route was reversed, with participants gathering at the Ste. Marie's Catholic church parking lot and walking down the hill to the intersection with Clarendon. From there, the parade continued to the Onslow Elementary School gym where hot food and drinks were served as kids lined up to speak to Santa about a few important matters.

Slippery sh*t: unidentified effluent causes accident

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

A serious single-vehicle roll-over was caused early morning on December 4 by a deep slick of some kind of waste matter spilled on Highway 148 near Parker Road in Luskville. Pools of what appeared to be septic waste or liquid animal manure were at least two or three meters in length and possibly 4 cm in depth, according to witnesses.

Christmas House Tour lights up the night

Categories: 

by: 

Kate Aley

The houses on the Quyon Pastoral Charge Christmas House Tour warmly received 150 visitors this year. Five family homes in Quyon and Luskville were decorated to perfection to the appreciation of all. Above, the Draper homestead in Luskville.

Pages