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Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Catering, Events, Volunteering - Personal

To celebrate our wonderful volunteer community, we are hosting a volunteer appreciation party on March 2nd. Expect delicious food straight from our catering menu, free drinks and various activities and prizes! All current, former, and future volunteers are invited to join. When: Thursday, March 2nd, 5:30-10:00 pm Where: 111 rue Roy east Why: Because our volunteers are amazing! It’s our way …

New Faces at the Roulant

Agriculture, Fundraising, Meals-on-Wheels, Staff

You may have noticed a few new faces in the office lately. We are happy to welcome Samuel, Bahara and Tanya to our team, and send our warmest farewells and biggest thanks to those leaving these positions to embark on new adventures. Fundraising Tanya D’Amours joins us in the newly renamed position of Director of Fundraising and Financial Vibrancy. She brings …

Seeds for sale in the General Store!

Agriculture, General Store, Partners, Urban Agriculture

Local organic vegetable and flower seeds are now in the Roulant’s General Store! Make your list and come on over. Once again, we are partnering with Ferme Co-operative Tourne-sol, a local organic seed producer to offer seed varieties that are well suited to our climate and urban growing conditions. Included below is a list of the varieties that will be available. …

Planning your garden

Agriculture, Urban Agriculture

Carlo, our Urban Agriculture Manager, gives us a great overview on planning your own garden. It’s time to start thinking about your garden! I know, it’s still cold and dark but I swear, it’s not too early to start thinking about what you’ll be growing this year. What follows are my tips on how to approach planning a garden based a …

Apple butter – Preserve of the month!

Food Preservation, General Store, Recipes

The preserve of the month for February is apple butter. It’s delicious with cheeses, oatmeal, toast or a spoon, and about as easy to make as apple sauce. Local apples are still available this time of year so you can make a batch if you’d like. No time? Pop by the Roulant General Store this month and purchase some at a …

Workshop: Gluten-free and vegan cooking

Community Workshops, Kitchen Workshops

We’re back for the 9th workshop in the series Recipes from our community, where we invite the members of our community of all ages to share their recipes and culinary successes. Maud, a community member, will share with us some of her favorite simple and quick vegan- and gluten-free recipes. Although she considers herself more of an omnivore, Maud will share with …

Recipes from the Roulant: Gnocchi

Kitchen Workshops, Recipes

We are happy to bring you our second in the new series Recipes from the Roulant! These monthly recipes allow you to get to know the different kitchen-related activities of our organization. In this post, we share with you a recipe that was prepared at this month’s volunteer workshop: Gnocchi. Try it at home and let us know what you think! These free monthly …

Food preservation with Isabelle, as seen on TV

Food Preservation, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Video

Food preservation can be easy and fun! Watch Isabelle, our Food Preservation Coordinator, as she leads a canning and sauerkraut making segment on Curieux Bégin. She shares two of her favourite easy recipes rose and cardamom apple slices and turmeric sauerkraut.  The show also covers canned terrine and meatball making in a pressure canner, so it’s great for water bath canners …