Written by Mariklôde Tardi
Ferme Giroflée is already reaching its 10th anniversary. Always in agreement with the initial mission which is to work in symbiosis with nature and communities, Giroflée remains open to ideas coming from members of the community, thus allowing the co-creation of projects that meet the expectations of the Montérégie territory.
Maple grove, enrichment of plant biodiversity and self-service kiosk open 24 hours
In this year of celebration, a small maple grove under construction is quietly being erected along the forest trail for walkers in all seasons. In addition, a plant diversification development project including flowers, native and ornamental plants will beautify the enchanting site of Ferme Giroflée and a self-service kiosk open 24 hours will be inaugurated this summer to offer affordable prices for organic products grown by different member-producers of the Collectifs Giroflée and Bleuets Bio Local.
In a spirit of solidarity between producers and towards local communities for the achievement of food sovereignty, this first pilot project which we would like to formalize as a cooperative enterprise was developed with the aim of pooling the strengths of organic and local producers in order to succeed in offering together a large and regular quantity of certified organic fruits and vegetables with the aim of increasing their circulation in the food market via different distribution channels. distribution. Our 24-hour self-service kiosk is therefore a new initiative that we will be implementing this year and which aims to meet the needs for the supply of healthy and fairly priced food in a time when the cost of living is rising intensely feel.
For us, the transition from collectives to the cooperative association is part of a logic allowing cohesion and social adhesion with the aim of co-constructing a project aimed at achieve food security. A social project where organic producers, institutions, citizens and consumers are invited to get involved and work together to make it happen.
A place serving the community
Since the beginning of the Giroflée adventure, we have known that our place must serve the community and to enable this dream to be achieved, our multidisciplinary team is now ready to hear the ideas from motivated, committed and proactive people who share our mission and values. Without further ado, we invite you to come and meet us to discuss it and, with the festivities preparing here this year, stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter and following our social networks. And don’t hesitate to share!
See you soon!