Official opening of Pontiac Farmer's Store

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Kate Aley

Although the doors have actually been open for months, Le Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer’s Store in Luskville celebrated its Grand Opening on September 17 with a free BBQ, giveaways and snacks for all.

Jasmin Gibeau, general director for Agrodor’s Outaouais region, was on hand to welcome customers both new and established.

From left, marketing and communications agent Nathalie Guimond, Agrodor GD Jasmin Gibeau, clerk Sydney King, store manager Yves Fournier and clerk Christian Marcil.

“We want to be in the Pontiac and develop services for our customers, the farmers,” said Gibeau. “The opening is a chance for people to meet us and find out what we offer.”

The Farmer’s Store was created by the Crevier family and operated at the corner of Mountain Road and the Hwy. 148 until it was purchased by Agrodor in July 2014 and moved to its current site at 2950 Hwy. 148 in Luskville in March this year. Unlike the other Agrodor co-op stores, it has retained the original name.

Agronomist Pierre Oliver, originally from Fort Coulonge but now based in Buckingham, is also part of the Farmer’s Store team.

“Pierre will be on the road to see farmers and visit them on their land to talk about crop health,” continued Gibeau. “We’ve always been a service [offered by Agrodor] but as of this summer, it is now in Pontiac. It’s a priority for us to get someone who can advise farmers on animal health next."

“We want to be close to the people and offer good service and products,” he continued. “It’s because of the staff, when you get to know them and you can trust them. As our relationship increases [with the customer], that increases the confidence in our staff.”

Being a co-operative organization, Farmer’s Store customers can become a member by buying five $10 qualifying shares to gain the maximum discount on products. The shares are redeemable at any time. Being a member also allows customers to attend the Agrodor AGM and have a say in how the company is operated. Of course, membership is not necessary to shop at the store.

The Farmer’s Store currently employs four people; the Agrodor family employs a total of 42 among its four other sites.

La Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer's Store

2950 Route 148

Luskville

 819 455 2334

www.agrodor.com

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