Experience the mecca of agritourism near Montréal

In collaboration with Tourisme Cantons-de-l'Est.

This article was updated on June 10, 2022.

This summer, experience the charm of agritourism that the Eastern Townships has to offer. Here is a selection of activities you won’t want to miss!

Parcelles

Victim of its own success, the agricultural hospitality project of the Parcelles d'Austin vegetable farm was sold out throughout its first season, so act fast to reserve your spot! The menu boasts wood oven fired pizzas, small seasonal dishes prepared with organic herbs and vegetables from the farm and an exceptional wine list.

21 Taylor Road, Austin – online reservations

Ferme Au pied levé

Located on the other side of Lake Memphremagog is the Au pied levé farm, which also serves as a bed and breakfast. You absolutely have to try their rustic menu. Savour delicious seasonal vegetables, fresh herbs from the garden and above all the excellent Highland beef and veal, pig, goose, goat and kid from the farm.

1107 Fitch Bay Road, Magog – 819 843-6143

Deça Deci, agrotourism farm

Treat yourself to a guided tour of the Deça Deci farm in Marston, in the magnificent Mégantic region. Its small yet diversified livestock will amaze you: pigs, lambs, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, Angora rabbits, alpacas, ponies and dogs. Educational workshops, visits to the barn and pastures, a product shop and even storytelling evenings are all part of this wonderful farm experience.

298 Route 263 South, Marston – 819 214-5152

Alpagas Sutton and Domaine des Nobles Alpagas

If you love the adorable and friendly alpaca, visit the Alpagas Sutton farm or the Domaine des Nobles Alpagas in Lac-Brome. Discover their farms, pet the silky wool of the alpacas and enjoy the fresh country air. You are sure to find real treasures in their gift shops!

1474, Macey Road, Sutton – 450 538-1538 and 24, Barnes Road, Lac-Brome – 450 242-4255

Ferme des Petits Torrieux

Whether with family or friends, a visit to the Ferme des Petits Torrieux in Frontenac will be anything but ordinary. There you will find a rally of farm animals, vegetables you can pick yourself, splendid pastures, and a shop offering an array of delicious products made from ethically raised pork, beef and veal. Don't forget to bring your cooler!

8622, Route 204, Frontenac – 819 582-9422

Les Ânes en culottes

Head for Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle, to one of the few dairy donkey farms in Québec. Visit Les Ânes en culottes farm where you will discover cute animals that you can feed and pet. Interpretative signs, a picnic area, outdoor games and above all a stunning shop offering cosmetics made from sweet donkey milk await you.

601, 9th Row East, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle – 579 488-8894

École du 3e Rang

A variety of fun activities await you at École du 3e Rang, vineyard and cider house located in Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford. Small grazing animals, a vineyard, pear, plum and cherry orchards and, above all, food tastings on their magnificent terrace: sausages, charcuteries, cheeses, ciders, wines... Treat your taste buds by reserving your spot today!

511, 3e Row East, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford – 450 539-5467

Verger champêtre – Gîte & compagnie

Winner of several great awards and prizes, the Verger champêtre – Gîte & compagnie offers a wide range of activities that are sure to please everyone. U-pick, a 2.8 km educational trail, an interpretation centre and petting zoo… Children will be overjoyed to know that they can ride a miniature horse or an alpaca. Amazement guaranteed!

2300 Cowie Street, Granby – 450 379-5155

 

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