The high summer season in August marks one of the most anticipated harvests of all the flavour vegetables -- GARLIC! Heck, it flavours so many of our dishes I dare say we couldn't or shouldn't live without it.
At Ferme Tourne-sol, they celebrate the garlic harvest with a festival they have worked up with their local town market and got many other vendors on board.. in Ste Anne de Bellevue. This year marks the 3rd annual Garlic Festival.
So, like usual on every Saturday, there are all the food and specialty vendors selling their wares, but on this coming weekend there are garlic-themed displays, products and even little presentation workshops. To be sure Dan Brisbois or someone from Ferme Tourne-sol will conduct a garlic braiding workshop. And it goes on from there.
Last year it was on print:
The Second Annual Garlic Festival is on today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ste. Anne de Bellevue farmers’ market on the boardwalk by the bridge, near city hall at 109 Ste. Anne St. Four garlic producers will be on hand with varieties of garlic bulbs for sale along with braids. Other market merchants will have garlic bread, garlic cheese, garlic sausage and garlic chocolate-chip cookies for sale. Three informal, bilingual and free workshops take place in the morning: 9:30 – Know your garlic varieties, with Daniel Brisebois; 10:30 – A garlic braiding demonstration with Alison Hackney in which people will be able to make their own braids and buy them; 11:30 – garlic growing Q&A with Brisebois.
This year... go check it out.
Ste Anne de Bellevue, boardwalk by the lake
9am - 2 pm.
For the fourth summer in a row, the Marché Sainte Anne will offer to the public the opportunity to purchase fresh products in an outdoor farmer’s market setting starting June 12th. Visitors will find organic and conventionally grown produce from local farms, as well as “artisanal” products, such as soaps, candles and pots. The market will be held every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4.pm., on the boardwalk, opposite the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue point of service.
For a full journalist's reporting of last year's fest check out: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/arts/story.html?id=6fcd93a8-90d7-4858-a7d2-c1bd9817d16a