A Word from the Minister
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food recognizes the contribution of country fairs to developing and promoting Québec agriculture and agri-food. Rooted in the traditions of the Outaouais region, the Shawville Fair showcases the know-how and spirit of innovation of the farming and agri-food sector.
This friendly gathering also illuminates the challenges faced by the men and women whose main occupation is to put delicious and healthy food on our table. By visiting this fair, we share their passion and creations, while stimulating the local economy.
The fact of bringing consumers, producers and processors together also means notable cultural spin-offs for the regions. By shining the spotlight on culinary heritage, nature’s resources and terroir products, these community fairs strengthen the sense of pride and belonging.
Take advantage of this event to chat with the participants and don’t forget to take their products home with you. It’s an excellent way to be part of the land and its vitality.
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food