Quebec farms gear up for “Portes ouvertes”

Over 100 farms across Quebec are preparing to open their gates to provincial residents during the fifth annual “Portes ouvertes” (“open doors”) day on September 9.

The event, organized by l’Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), is an “extraordinary occasion” for Quebecois to familiarize themselves with the different aspects of farming in the province, said provincial agriculture minister Laurent Lessard in a release.

The provincial ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food (MAPAQ) will have interactive displays at about 40 of the participating farms, including a quiz game for parents and children to test their knowledge of the province’s farm production, demonstrations of environmental management practices and distribution of children’s colouring books on the same topic.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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