Published on Jul 5, 2022

Producers, bakers, restaurateurs, winemakers... The region abounds with terroir artisans who create an exceptional amalgam of flavours. If the Townships taste so good, it's largely thanks to these craftspeople! We're happy to introduce them to you here.

Marie Bourassa – Co-Owner of Deça Deci Agrotourism Farm

In Marston, near Lac-Mégantic, Marie Bourassa and Sylvain Denoual, owners of the agrotourism farm Deça Deci are happy to share with you all their great knowledge and passion for animals.

Marthe Tremblay - Founder and Coordinator of La Mante du Carré

Founder of the Mante du Carré in Danville and fourth-generation farmer, Marthe Tremblay have one objective : to offer quality local products to the population all year-round.

Sébastien Authier – Co-Owner of the Rural Brewery 11 comtés

Sébastien Authier has been involved with the microbrewing industry since 2008 and had the idea of starting a small industrial microbrewery, in a rural setting, that could distribute its products throughout Québec. That’s what the rural brewery 11 Comtés has become today.

Tony Scott—Vegetable Farmer and Manager of the Ayer’s Cliff Farmer’s Market

Tony Scott has been involved with the Ayer’s Cliff Farmer’s Market since 1991. So clearly, he understands all the mechanics of the event! It’s somewhat in spite of himself and because of his great involvement that today he holds the position of President of the event.

Julie Mayrand—Director of the Comptonales Farmers Market and Dairy Farmer

General Manager of the Virée gourmande des Comptonales and a sheep’s milk producer, Julie Mayrand is passionate about promoting the indispensable work of the region’s producers and processors.

Guillaume Leroux—Co-Owner of Val Caudalies

It was in 2005 that Guillaume Leroux, Julien Vaillancourt and Alexis Perron launched the Val Caudalies vineyard. Fifteen years later, a well-renowned vineyard, led by three guys who are still as passionate as ever, is what we discover in Dunham, on the Route des Vins de Brome-Missisquoi.

Marie-Chantal Houde—Co-Owner of Fromagerie Nouvelle France

Marie-Chantal Houde and her brother Jean-Paul started the Fromagerie Nouvelle France cheese factory in 2010 in their hometown of Racine, in the Eastern Townships. They quickly made their way in the cheese industry thanks to their delicious products, made from sheep’s milk.

Jean-Sébastien Béraud—Co-Owner of La Mie Bretonne

When Annie Huard Langlois and Jean-Sébastien Béraud decided to open a bakery, it seemed natural for them to settle in the region. In 2009, after having visited many regions in Québec, hoping to find the perfect place to open their artisanal pastry shop, they finally chose Cowansville and established La Mie Bretonne.

Olivier Simard – Co-Owner of the Farm Au Pré Bleu

For the past 15 years, brothers Olivier and Nicolas Simard have been the proud owners of the Au Pré Bleu farm, located in Ascot Corner. Well known among self-picking fruits and vegetables enthusiasts, you can pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and even sweet corn throughout the summer.

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