Marché de Jardiniers, La Prairie – Beyond the Wild Wild West Island

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Marché des Jardiniers
Marché des Jardiniers

By Rhonda Massad

I love an open farmers market. Makes me feel connected to mother nature and all she has to offer, especially in the summer.  I frequent Jean Talon Market all year long and have since I was a little girl with my grandmother.  My Tete and I  would seek out the best zucchini for Koosa and smell the tomatoes before considering a purchase.  She would bargain fiercely.

I am not a fan of the West Island Market on Sources because over the years the prices have gone up and there is really only one outside vendor.  I like a selection of vendors and I feel the competition keeps things fresh and fairly prices.  So I drive when I want fresh summer produce.

Last year I was introduced to Marché de Jardiniers in La Prairie. It is about 40 mins from the West Island, I like to take highway 30, the scenery is stunning.

This market is filled with local vendors selling everything from veggies to sausages. I eat the whole time I am there.  Fresh breads, cheeses and cooked corn were served up for customers.  A picture says a thousand words and in this case the carousel of pictures I have included above can give you the best idea of what to expect.

Marché des Jardiniers

1200 ch. de Saint-Jean
La Prairie

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Facilement accessible par les voies rapides, le Marché des jardiniers de La Prairie vous attend au 1200 chemin St-Jean à La Prairie. Par la sortie 62 de l’autoroute 30, ou encore par le boulevard Taschereau, vous atteindrez le chemin St-Jean et votre marché.

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