If you’ve been wanting to try more locally-made foods and beverages, now’s your chance. In partnership with Marche des Saveurs du Québec, Jean Talon Market will be offering samples of 100% made-in-Quebec products this weekend (Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th from 11 AM – 5 PM). And with plenty of Quebec-grown produce coming into season, there’ll be plenty of fresh foods and tasty drinks to go around!

The event, suitably named Boire et Manger Local, features locally-grown foods and handcrafted beverages made from local resources to celebrate all the fine products being made right here in Quebec. Fifteen locally-made drink products, ranging from cider, to wine, to maple and berry liqueurs, will be available to sample at a modest price of $1 for every two tastings. According to Marchés Publics de Montréal, the list of samples will include “products from Vergers Lafrance, Cidrerie du Minot, Vignoble Carone, Bo sirop, and Cassis Monna et filles.”

And for those of you who usually head to the market for the produce and food products, you can look forward to the market’s merchants also serving up samples of their delicious local goods. It’s not every day that you get to taste test your groceries before purchasing them!

11050089_10153309394053445_8915019242285673724_nTo top it all off, $0.50 of each dollar spent will be donated to a local charity, the Little Elves Foundation. Essentially, if you’re looking for a way to support local initiatives and try some great food & drink for next to nothing while you’re at it, you don’t want to miss this. So head up to Montreal’s favourite market this weekend and get your hands on some delicious local food and drink samples while you can.


Head to Marché Jean-Talon (7070 rue Henri-Julien) this Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 5 PM for Boire et Manger Local, and check out their Facebook event here.