Coop Les Racines de l’Île is a new small-scale farm in L’Île-Bizard, Montreal (Tiohtià:ke*)
Our objective: To grow vegetables from a biointensive and regenerative agriculture that uses no herbicides, no GMOs and no chemical pesticides, and provide fresh produce to local communities – starting with you!
Following the proven Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, we offer subscriptions to receive a basket of vegetables from our farm, every week. Three options :
Our current delivery locations :
- Éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro – 13 Rue Centre Commercial, Roxboro – Wednesdays, 16:00 to 19:00.
Includes an exchange basket to swap a vegetable for another.
- Veux-tu une bière? – 1451 Rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montréal – Thursdays, 17:00 to 21:00
- Chez Maryse et Pierre (Ville-Émard) – 6910 rue Jogues, Montréal – Thursdays, 16:00 to 19:00
- Centre ambulatoire de Laval (employé-e-s seulement) – 1515, Boulevard Chomedey, Laval – Thursdays, 15:30 to 17:30
- It’s also possible to retrieve your basket directly at the farm, 1530 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac, l’Île-Bizard
We’ll contact you as soon as subscriptions will be open
A group of friends with a passion for growing food, the environment, self-sufficiency and popular education, we rent a two-acre plot at Ferme incubateur Bord-du-Lac, which allows us to launch confidently while receiving a precious support.
With our different backgrounds, we now commit to a regenerative agriculture that restores the soil as a place for life to thrive naturally, all the while reducing the need for fertilizers and water. To accomplish that, we grow nutritious and delicious root and leaf vegetables, among many others, but we choose not to grow “heavy feeders” such as tomatoes, cucumbers and their like. We build a workers cooperative to cultivate societies, feed communities and regenerate agriculture.
More than an seller-buyer relationship, a partnership
By buying our production in advance, you help us cover the expenses required for that production, a lot of which happen at the very beginning of the season. It’s an amazing helping hand, as no farmer is shielded from nature’s unforeseeable changes of mood. In other words, you share with us the risk of a lesser harvest and the boons of an abundant one. We guarantee that you’ll always get your fair share of vegetables, while supporting the emergence of an ecological and innovative approach to farming.
* Tiohtià:ke is the name given to what we refer to as “Montreal” by Kanien’kéha:ka (“Mohawks”) who have been occupying the territory long before settlers came, and have never ceded or surrendered it.