Where to get your holiday provisions
Did you know Brome-Missisquoi is the MRC that has the most agro-tourist businesses in the province of Québec? We would like to have provided a more extensive listing, but for lack of space here are a few places where you can stock up on provisions for your holiday meals.
Les Jardins de la colline (Brigham). Here you’ll find a complete holiday menu! Patés, desserts, marinades, meat from local producers, etc. https://createursdesaveurs.com/fr/les-jardins-de-la-colline
Chez Matis (Sutton). French pastries, gourmet and specialty products, meals to go…a great place to stop before hosting your holiday guests! https://tourismesutton.ca/repertoire/chez-matis-traiteur/
Canaël (Bromont). Breads, Dutch and other pastries in the same bake shop. You can also order one of their incredible Christmas logs. http://www.canael.com/
La Mie Bretonne (Cowansville). You won’t be going home empty-handed, that’s for sure! Breads, Danish and assorted pastries and gourmet foodstuffs…this is where you’ll find that special touch for your holiday receptions. https://lamiebretonne.com/
Capitaine Levain (Stanbridge East). Here you can buy an array of breads and pastries, all organic certified. http://www.capitainelevain.ca/
Bernard le boulanger (Dunham). Healthy and delicious bread…that’s the menu offering of this craft bakery, which bakes breads solely from stone-ground flour and organic ingredients. http://bernardleboulanger.blogspot.ca/
Panissimo (Lac-Brome). Established since 1995, this artisan bakery offers a great selection of breads made from natural ingredients. http://www.panissimo.ca/
Les Sucreries de l’Érable (Frelighsburg). Maple syrup, peach and pear pies, pets de sœur (brown sugar rolls), chocolate pear cake…we bet your mouth is already watering! http://www.lessucreriesdelerable.com/
Désirables gâteries (Bromont). You have your choice of a wide variety of pies and all sorts of alluring treats. You can also get your tourtières here. http://desirablesgateries.com/
And all of the other fine shops…
La Fromagerie des Cantons (Farnham). Seven different types of cheeses are on sale here, including raw milk cheeses. http://www.fromageriedescantons.com/
Le Canard du Lac-Brome (Lac-Brome). At the boutique, you can buy a variety of duck products, including whole ducks. https://canardsdulacbrome.com/
La Rumeur Affamée (Sutton and Dunham). You’ll find a nice selection of craft breads, Danish pastries, cheeses, sausages and much more.
Fumoir Gosselin (Cowansville). In addition to their classic smoked salmon, there is a whole range of local products at this Cowansville store. https://www.fumoirsgosselin.com/
La Fromagerie Missiska (Bedford). We love their delicious cheese made exclusively from Jersey cow’s milk. You will also find at their shop a range of local products (cold meats, milk, wine, etc.) https://www.missiska.com/
The many microbreweries. There are now 8 to discover throughout the Brome-Missisquoi territory. Most breweries have a boutique. It is then easier than ever to share a fresh local beer at the holiday diner table.
Vineyards and cider houses on the Wine Route. Twenty-two vineyards and cider houses stay open, some of them are even open in the winter months, to allow you to come and stock up on wines and ciders. Pick up a few locally made brands and surprise your guests! http://www.laroutedesvins.ca/
Bonus : La Coopérative Le Terroir Solidaire. On the website of this cooperative, it is possible to order products from around thirty local producers. Vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared food, you will find everything there! https://www.leterroirsolidaire.ca/