Published on Nov 24, 2020

The last weekend in November includes ‘Black Friday’ – an ideal opportunity to shop for Christmas and a great opportunity to support local merchants and artisans. Take a look at some of the terrific things on offer throughout the Townships.

Discover the creative world of ceramist Amélie Pomerleau

Do you like original, unique pieces crafted by hand? The work of Amélie Pomerleau, a noted Townships’ artisan, fits the bill. Discover her colourful collection of ceramics and her address book of the Townships.

Time to shop…..

…at the Marché Divers de Sutton

Every Saturday morning, from 9am-1:30pm, the merchants along Sutton’s rue principale (Main Street) are promoting themselves as a ‘Marché Divers’. There are a wide variety of artisanal and food products on offer – bread, pastries, vegetables, meat, cheese, essential oils, soap… C’mon - let’s support the locals!

…at the Farnham Christmas Market

This year, the Marché de Noel de la Station Gourmande in Farnham will take place online. How will that work? Just fill in the order form through the internet prior to December 10 and your basket of food will be delivered between December 17 and 19. Easy peasy!

… at the Memphremagog Christmas Market

An online Christmas boutique that represents a slew of craftspeople and merchants in the Memphremagog region? Indeed there is! Find out more at

… at the Haute-Yamaska Christmas Food Market

Fromagerie des Cantons, Domaine Ives Hill, Miel Fontaine, Délices du Verger - just some of the exhibitors at this agri-food fair.

November 27, 28 and 29 and December 4,5 and 6 | Centre Notre-Dame, Granby

... at the Marché Champêtre de Melbourne

This saturday from 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M, make gourmet provisions at the Marché Champêtre de Melbourne. You'll find everything you want to make a 100% local Christmas meal.

Pick out your own Christmas tree

Ah… There’s nothing quite like the piney scent of a freshly-cut tree to put you in the mood for the holidays! Head for one of our Christmas tree farms and pick out your own conifer, ready to waft its seasonal smells around your home and lend a touch of magic…..

Some suggestions for terrific gift ideas

We’ve got some great suggestions for gifts that are 100% local. They’re perfect presents for all types of people – foodies, art lovers, culture vultures, outdoor types. The list goes on…

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