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Cherry Jam Workshop

Community Workshops, Food Preservation, Kitchen Workshops

Do you dream of making yummy local fruit into summery jam? Not sure about where to start?  We’ll help you get going! Come learn the basics of jam making with our food preservation team in our community kitchen. When : Wednesday, July 13th, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Where : Santropol Roulant 111 Roy street East, Montreal Who : Anyone …


Food Preservation Season is Here!

Agriculture, Food Preservation, Kitchen, Volunteering - Personal

Are you eager to spend more time in the Roulant kitchen?  Good news, harvest time and Food  Preservation season is upon us! We’ll be turning delicious Montreal-grown fruit and veggies into non-perishable food items.  Think homemade salsa, dehydrated tomatoes, pear jam, kimchi and sauerkraut, just to name a few!  Anyone is welcome in the kitchen, experienced or not. When: Tuesdays & Fridays …

Job Offer: Workshare with the Food Preservation Program

Agriculture, Food Preservation, Job Postings, Kitchen

Would you like to take your canning, pickling and jam-making skills to the next level in a fun and collaborative environment? Do you want to share your passion for preserving locally grown produce with our volunteer community? Apply for our Food Preservation workshare position! In exchange for leading food preservation volunteer shifts a few times a week in July and August, you’ll go …


Food Preservation – Keeping it Fresh!

Food Preservation, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Volunteering - Personal

Spring food preservation news: Reflections of the past year, improvements for the year to come, & your feedback requested! Though we’re still months away from the first harvests, we’re working hard at improving our two-year-old food preservation program. In January, Isabelle and Karine hosted a food preservation season debrief.  It was a great opportunity to identify what people love, and to use the brainpower …

“I relish you! ” say it with preserves

Food, Food Preservation, General Store, Kitchen

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and our General Store is well-stocked with local preserved food that is made with love! Perhaps a jar of Montreal-grown and made apple butter is just the token of appreciation you were looking for?  Want to go all out?  We can help you put together a 6 pack- of preserves. We’ve also laid out some …

Delicious Local Gifts!

Food Preservation, General Store

We love local food and homemade gifts any time of year, but especially during the holidays! Here are a few items that are currently available in the Roulant General Store.  They’re perfect for your holiday table, gifts or with a nice spread of cheeses or charcuteries; hello apple butter, chutney and ground cherry jam! The fruit and vegetables in our …

Calling all Volunteers

Agriculture, Food Preservation, Kitchen, Market, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Volunteers, we need your help filling meals on wheels and agriculture shifts! The end of August is a time of year when we need to call upon volunteers to help fill empty slots on the volunteer schedule. Whether you are available for one or many shifts, any and all help is appreciated. Here are some of the volunteer opportunities where we especially need your help: Meals-on-Wheels program …


Canning 101: Fruit Ketchup!

Events, Food Preservation, Kitchen Workshops

Presenting a brand new canning workshop: Fruit Ketchup! Spend an evening with us in the Santropol Roulant community kitchen and learn the ropes of canning. Safe water-bath canning will be demystified and delicious Quebecois-style fruit ketchup will be made. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of canning in a hands-on way!  The same technique can be used …

Tomatothon September 9th!

Events, Food Preservation, General Store, Local, Volunteering - Personal

Do you love canning? Or want to try it for the first time?  If you miss canning tomatoes with your Nonna, love local, organic produce and despise wasting, or simply enjoy a good hard day’s work, then come on out to our first ever Tomatothon! We will blanch, peel, simmer and can tomatoes for 12 hours! Who knows how many jars we’ll fill! …

Come help us with canning!

Agriculture, Food Preservation, Kitchen, Volunteering - Personal

Summer is almost over (we said almost!) but our food preservation volunteer shifts are in full swing! For the past couple of months, staff and volunteers have been turning delicious Montreal-grown fruit and veggies into non-perishable food items.  Think homemade salsa, dehydrated tomatoes, pear jam, kimchi and sauerkraut, just to name a few. As fruits and veggies continue to pour into …

News From The Farm

Agriculture, Basket, Food Preservation, News, Recipes, Senneville Farm

Each week the farm team prepares a newsletter designed for those who receive our fresh veggie baskets. In addition to a list of the week’s basket contents and stories from the farm they’re chock full of useful information about how to use the produce. We thought that last week’s edition of “News From The Farm” would be of interest to those who are …