Fall trees in Montreal

Saint henri - lori.biz

It is never easy to start a business, ask any entrepreneur that you know. They will tell you that their journey might be a bit lonely and full of surprises.

I worked with a lot of startups around Montreal and if there is one thing that I learned, no matter how good your idea is, the success of the startup depends on those who run it.

That being said,it is important for the founders and entrepreneurs to be in the right environment. It’s important that they find an environment that empowers and motivates; an environment where people can come together to support each other and help each other overcome any obstacles that come their way.

There are five Montreal entrepreneurs that have come together to create the First Female Co-Working Space, it’s called Lori.biz.

LORI hub will offer work space by shared office space (desks) and personal offices (2-4 desks). The hub can accommodate 22 entrepreneurs. Air conditioning, heating, internet and furniture, activities and workshops are included. Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lori-hub/#/

This is a really great initiative and it is by ideas like this that we are reassured that our amazing city is growing and going in the right direction.

Check out their intro video that will give great insight on what LORI.biz is all about.

Join me in helping them make their vision possible by contributing to their crowdfunding campaign.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lori-hub/#/

As a personal note, I’m looking forward to see lori.biz grow, and empower all women enterprises around Montreal.

Apple Orchard Not Far from Montreal

Apple Picking Montreal 2017

Where to go for apple picking? 

Here is a list of the 4 spots to go apple picking that are not far from Montreal.

Apple Pie, apple crumble, apple jam, apple everything… Fall is definitely apple picking time.

With the leaves turning as red as the apples, fall is the prime time to get out of the city and go enjoy some time in the orchards.

Although Montreal does not have any orchards, there are plenty of them right outside of the city! So grab a jacket, a picnic basket, a camera and some friends, and off you go for a day outside of Montreal!

1. Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande – Pick your fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm

Would you like to have farm fresh fruits and vegetables you pick yourself? Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande is the place to go.

You can get fresh apples, strawberries, corn, tomatoes, eggplant, pumpkins, hot peppers, basil, pickles, kale, brussel sprouts, okra, broccoli, and cabbage just to name a few.

Apple Orchard Not Far from Montreal

You can choose to pick them yourself fresh from the orchard or from their store. In their store you will also find homemade delicious apple potato donuts, spaghetti sauces, salsas, apple bread, honey, jams, apple butter, apple juice, maple syrup and a variety of tarts and pastries. Everything is made with a lot of love and care.

They even have workshops to show you how to preserve your tomatoes, make tomato sauce, fruit jams and more.

This is a place children love too! They have a small farm where you can feed the animals, a parc, a giant (huge) trampoline and a corn labyrinthe to enjoy. They will want to stay for hours!

Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande has received a lot of prizes and distinctions, here are just a few:

  1. Lauréat du prix DéfiOsentreprendre 2017, niveau local MRC de Rouville, catégorie bioalimentaire
  2. Lauréat prix Détermination 2017, concours LADN Montérégie
  3. Prix Bon coup en agroenvironnement 2017, UPA Montérégie
  4. Prix Relève Montérégie 2017, Union des producteurs agricoles Montérégie

Read more on Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande

2. Vergers Petit et Fils

Address: 1020 Chemin de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

Right at the foot of Mont St-Hilaire, you can enjoy a lovely scenery while picking apples in their orchards. Enjoy tractor rides, animal farms, hedge maze and more. If you get hungry, set foot in the Petit & Fils Pancake restaurant and enjoy their extensive menu. Or just buy some apple product in their little shop and go enjoy it on their picnic tables right outside of the orchards (I highly suggest their apple bread and apple butter).

applebranch

3. Vergers La France

Address: 1020 Chemin de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

If you enjoy cider, this is the place to go! Tour their famous cider house. And try their international award winning ciders made right from the apples of their orchard! Enjoy apple picking in this famous orchard and bring back a few bottles of cider at the end of the day.

apple picking around montreal

4. Quinn Farms

Address: 2495 Boulevard Perrot, L’Île-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4

Located 30 min away from Montreal, Quinn Farms offers apple picking. But that’s not all, you can also pick berries, squash and even choose your own Christmas tree!! This is the place to go if you want to skip a trip to the grocery store and instead buy some local products from this farm.

Apple picking near by

From the Montreal Tips Family:

Happy Apple Picking Everyone!

 

 Source: ww.navut.com – pictures