Word from the President

A word from the President

For the past several months, members of the Board of Directors and I have been working diligently to bring you this 17th edition of the Foire. Although the task is daunting, we are all driven by a common purpose: promoting regional products. Our reward is seeing thousands of food lovers congregating at the Foire Gourmande, curious and eager to discover what local growers, agro-processors and microbreweries have to offer!

This year, we are delighted to welcome special guest Stefano Faita. We jumped on this opportunity to add some Italian flair to our program. We are also pleased to receive other guests from the greater Montréal area, in addition to exhibitors from Témiscamingue, Abitibi, Northeastern Ontario and many other regions in Quebec. I would like to thank all the artisans with a passion for food who participate in this expression of our regional culinary identity. Organizing an event of the magnitude would not be successful without the loyal support of our partners who are proud to join our mission, as well as the many dedicated volunteers who step up to help. Thank you also to all the members of the Board of Directors (all volunteers too!), as well as to our coordinator and her team of students!

My dearest wish is that you, our visitors, will be amazed by this 17th edition of the Foire Gourmande of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario and that you will enjoy it to the max!

Line Descoteaux, founding president

Owner of Les Chocolats Martine

A word from our special guest

I am pleased and honoured to be the special guest of the 2018 Foire Gourmande of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario! I have been passionate about cooking ever since I can remember. Now, as a chef, I am always eager to share my love of all things culinary, so I can’t wait to be part of this agrotourism event that I’ve heard so many good things about!

I look forward to meeting and talking with growers and discovering the local products of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario. Being the guest of honour of the Foire Gourmande will give me the opportunity to have many friendly exchanges with participants and visitors alike in the enchanting setting of Ville-Marie.

Until we meet this summer! See you on August 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018!

Stefano Faita

Chef and special guest of the 2018 Foire Gourmande of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario

A word from the minister of tourism

The Government of Quebec is proud to partner with the Foire gourmande of Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario, a festival that makes discover local products to a great number of tourists.

The visitors can thus know more about the dynamism and the richness of agrofood industry, showcased by devotee exhibitors. The Foire gourmande of Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario is one of the events that contribute to put the region forward in the map of Quebec, besides generating major economic benefits.

On behalf of the Government of Quebec, I invite the visitors to make the most of their journey in the beautiful region of Abitibi-Temiscamingue by discovering other touristic attracts.

I wish to all of you a great summer season!

Minister of tourism and Minister of the Mauricie area,

Julie Boulet