By Bird Bouchard
Despite blankets of snow still covering the soil on many local farms, registration for the Family Farmer’s Network 2023 summer baskets has begun.
Each year, more than 150 producers offer more than 500,000 baskets of organic and local vegetables to more than 30,000 families throughout Quebec and New Brunswick.
In the Estrie region, there are 30 options for families to choose from for a subscription basket filled with fresh, local vegetables. Among the laundry list of options includes Domaine Les Cèdres, a farm owned and operated by Jonathan Gosselin and Arianne Séguin Verner.
Séguin Verner, who will be in her fourth year putting baskets together, said when consumers subscribe for their baskets, they have the control of choosing what’s included in the baskets.
“Our subscribers can choose their vegetables from whatever is available in our gardens,” she said, highlighting the number of choices varies from 15 to 30, depending on the season.