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A tough time for organic vegetable baskets

A tough time for organic vegetable baskets

“We started our season with debt for two years. This year, we have reached the end of our debt capacity,” says Anne Roussel, co-owner of Ferme Cadet Roussel located on Mont-Saint-Grégoire in Montérégie.

In February and March customers must pick up their subscription to receive organic vegetable baskets during the summer. Cadet Roussel Farm supplies 500 baskets per week year round in normal times.

Subscriptions allow producers to start the season with some money in their pocket, but that is no longer the case for the organic basket pioneer since end From the epidemic.

If Cadet Russell's difficulties attract attention, it's because it was one of the first farms to launch the organic basket model.

This is a real wake-up call, and I'm not the first to say it. There are a lot of farmers who have reached the end of their rope.