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Metro Public's Choice

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The metro Public's Choice Award aims to recognize the importance and reward the excellence of the agri-food industry in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.

 

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Agri-food table of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Agri-food table of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

The Gala des Grands Prix Agroalimentaire aims to reward the work and excellence of companies from a variety of sectors in the area’s agricultural and food industry. Categories include New Company, New Market Development, Strategic Investment, Contribution to Regional Tourism, and more.

Zone Boreale

Zone Boréale

The Zone Boréale is the result of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s willingness to define itself through its unique, northern terroir and diversity of its products. The Boreal Zone mobilizes everyone who plays a role in our food culture and its mission is to develop interest in regional products.

At the same time, Zone Boréale will celebrate its 5 years of existence during this event.

Our finalists for the Metro Public's Choice Award

Fjord Mead

Fjord Mead

Valé O Miel - La Baie

This wonderful nectar is a dry mead with a delicate, bold finish and a hint of barley sugar. With a bouquet of honey supported by fruity notes of apricot, ripe apples, and white flowers.

Organic virgin canola oil

Organic virgin canola oil

Tournevent - Hébertville

First cold pressed organic oil made with organic canola seeds that are processed on site. It is a product of the first oil-mill in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and one of the rare few in the province of Quebec.

Classic mayonnaise

Classic mayonnaise

Rouge Burger Bar - Chicoutimi

The new RBB classic-style mayonnaise tastes just like homemade: creamy and fresh but with a unique hint that can only be found in our local restaurant. A product completely made in Saguenay, from the developmental phase to the brand image.

Frozen haskap berries

Frozen haskap berries

Camerise Milou - Saint-Stanislas

A haskap berry is a delicious Nordic fruit with a slightly acidic taste. This family-owned company is proud to share its knowledge and give the ancestral homeland it cultivates a new life by growing haskap berries.

La Windigo hot sauce

La Windigo hot sauce

Mom et fils - Saguenay

MOM & FILS is a project of a passionate family of culinary enthusiasts who love experimenting with chili peppers and flavours. This blueberry hot sauce is 100% organic and made from chili peppers grown in the region of Saguenay.

Lajoie brioches

Lajoie brioches

Boulangerie Lajoie - Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix

Since 1928, Lajoie bakery has been offering a variety of fresh, high-quality baked goods. Now a vital part of the area’s local heritage, this bakery has made its mark with its delicious brioches straight out of the oven.

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Learn More

Chefs find great inspiration in boreal forests throughout the seasons. You are invited to an extraordinary cultural and culinary journey through Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, a landscape teeming with lakes and rivers, lowlands and mountains, fields and forests. The area is home to myriad unique flavours: wild blueberries, haskap berries, sea buckthorn, fava beans, Labrador tea, wild mushrooms, and much more!

The Zone Boréale stands out thanks to five elements that shape this magnificent region.

  • Northern berries
  • Maraîchers Du Nord products
  • Winter cereal crops
  • Products from the boreal forest
  • Cold climate olive oils
  • Nordic farming
  • Wild game and fish

In the heart of Quebec’s boreal forest lies a region renowned for its wild open spaces, fertile lands, and majestic bodies of water. These harsh climatic conditions shape the nature and wild plants cultivated in the Zone Boréale. Products stemming from this beautiful area enjoy unique nutritional properties and flavours.

Zone Boréale is proud to partner with the friendly men and women of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Thanks to their solidarity and creativity, they’ve been able to adapt and take advantage of their environment. The area’s culinary culture has been influenced by First Nations communities and European settlers. More recently, international flavours have begun to make their mark on our cuisine.

Companies who are thriving in the Zone Boréale have often cooperated with each other and found the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. Because of our location, we need to work differently while promoting the best eco-friendly management practices to ensure the quality of our food products.

A product’s taste depends on numerous factors including the soil in which it is grown, the climate in which it is developed, the person who produces it, and the skillset that goes into production.