May 6, 2022 - Quebec City, Quebec - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Andre Lamontagne, announced $99,290 in financial assistance for Gaspesie Gourmande. This assistance is provided by the Proximite program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The organization will be able to showcase products from the Gaspe Peninsula throughout Quebec, in addition to resolving the problem of access to local markets for producers and processors.
In total, two Gaspesie Gourmande projects will benefit from the amounts granted to achieve their objectives:
- Assistance of $49,290 to support phase two of Gourmand de la Gaspesie, which will contribute to its action and communication plan.
- Assistance of $50,000 for the Espace Gaspesie Gourmande grocery project, which aims to support businesses, equip buyers and facilitate the purchase of local products for optimal marketing in the region.
Support for two additional projects
Taking advantage of his visit to the Gaspe Peninsula, Minister Lamontagne also announced:
- A total of $90,000 in financial assistance to support the operation of the organization, or $30,000 per year for the next three years. This amount is in addition to a contribution of $65,000 under the Territoire: Priorites bioalimentaires program, which also supports the organization's operations and its mandate to coordinate and engage the agricultural and agri-food sector in the Gaspe Peninsula.
- An amount of $28,515 under the support program for the development of agriculture and agri-food in the regions (PADAAR) for the establishment of "Le Guide-Magazine Gaspesie Gourmande," a gourmand directory that contributes to the marketing activities of businesses.