BÉCANCOUR — For its 24th season, which gets underway on may 19, the Market Godefroy will welcome its customers in the new facilities, which have required an investment in excess of $ 100,000.
Thanks to the financial support of the CLD of the MRC of Bécancour and of the City of Bécancour, the infrastructure works were intended to replace the canvas of the structure and construct a deck more spacious.
“The goal is always to make the space more rustic and pleasant as possible”, said on Wednesday the president of the solidarity co-operative market Godefroy, Pierre Duplessis, under the new dome was newly installed.
For edition 2018, consumers will be able to not only recreate the atmosphere of the market, but also discover several new features. Thus, in the objective of improving the offer to existing products, the Market will welcome six new dealers. The Fromagerie des Grondines, Drinks Roy (alcoholic drinks of berries), Olive del Mondo (olives, olive oils, nuts), Farm Weeds (deer), the Sheepfold Gold Star (lamb), and Farm Legend rural (products lactofermentés and organic fresh) will join the 30 merchants usual.
The programming of this season-of-place experience at the heart of the activities. Among other things, a new arrangement around the bread oven will allow consumers to observe the chief Fred Chappuis in the baking of bread. And “first,” he said, an oyster bar will also be held every Sunday from 9 September until 28 October, inclusive.
“The major public markets, have their oyster bar, in the large cities. We wanted to register in this movement that allows the consumer to enjoy a fresh product while interacting with the chef that the kitchen” says the chef, who delights in cooking demonstrations and musical entertainment listed in the programme.
In addition, the Appointment of the Wines and quebec cheeses (August 25-26), enhanced by the addition of the component cheeses, and artisans (21-22 July, 22-23 September), as the second edition of the Big day for small entrepreneurs, in collaboration with the Company to aid the development of communities of Nicolet-Bécancour, will be back.
In addition, the director-general Marianne Mathis was pleased to announce a new partnership with the Microbrewery In the Drum, which is also a cooperative.
Thus, the Market will offer a diversity of beers brewed with barley, local and organic, in addition to a Session IPA to the image of the market, the P’tite cocotte Godefroy, to taste on the spot.
“The Market began a large shift to green, which aims to reduce the waste by half. To do this, several measures have been implemented, or the implementation of a compost and a sorting station to three-way as well as the reduction of printing and packaging”, she revealed.
For his part, the councillor in agro-tourism and commercialization at the ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec, Kim Lafond, has unveiled a financial contribution of 35 $ 500 for the enlargement of the terrace and the purchase of new equipment.
If the latter spoke of the “buy local” as a gesture win “on all fronts”, the mayor of Bécancour, Jean-Guy Dubois, said he was proud of the Marché Godefroy. “Pride, it is the taste to show what we succeeded”, he concluded.