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Faubourg St-Jean-Baptiste celebrates locally grown food

According to most producers at the St-Jean-Baptiste farmer's market in Quebec City, more and more consumers want fresh local produce. Those same consumers also love getting to meet and speak with the people who grew their carrots, kale, and coriander. 

Our Julia Page went down to the market on a sunny Sunday afternoon, as farmers were packed up their produce after a long day of picking, driving, marketing and entertaining customers. Listen here.

Lennoxville Farmer's Market

Our Townships reporter Alison Brunette stopped by the Lennoxville Farmer's Market this weekend to see how producers have dealt with this year's particularly long and harsh winter. Along the way, she met the local market's founders, and some people who have travelled far and wide to celebrate Townships grown goods. Listen here.

Healthy, nutritious food now served in a Quebec City hospital

Hospitalfoodcbc.jpgEating hospital food has not always meant eating healthy. But, things are changing here in Quebec.

By next March, all hospitals in the province are supposed to meet new Ministry of Health standards for nutritious food. Some hospitals are ahead of the curve in implementing these changes.

One of them is in Quebec City, the Institut Universitaire en santé mentale de Québec - formerly the Robert-Giffard hostpial. France Couture is a nutritionist at the hospital.
She joined us this morning.

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