A question we are asked on every visit, but what is an écore? An écore is an escarpment of a bank or a coast. "Petite Écores" was also the former name of the village of Pointe-Fortune which also had the name "Petit Carillon".
Eric created Ferme Les Petites Ecores in 2009. In 2013, Eric's parents, Jeanne and François, joined Ferme Les Petites Écores in order to join forces to make it a flourishing business. In 2015, Hélène, Éric's wife, started Jardins Les Petites Écores. Ferme Les Petites Écores and Jardins Les Petites Écores merged in 2019. Always looking for new projects, they strive to create the best products to satisfy your taste buds! Located in Pointe-Fortune, in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, they found the ideal place for their hives, sea buckthorn planting and market gardening.
A computer science student, Eric decided to change his field of study in 2007 following the purchase of agricultural land by his father. He then left Montreal to study at Cégep d?Alma and take specialized training in the operation of a beekeeping business. It was during this training that he really got hooked on beekeeping! In 2009, he started with 20 hives. In 2013, he joined forces with his parents. Now, the farm manages more than 150 hives.
Seeing retirement as an opportunity for a career change, François buys land in Pointe-Fortune to begin sea buckthorn production. Having worked for a long time in the financial sector, he looked forward to the moment when he will start his new career. The first sea buckthorns were planted in 2008 and the first harvest took place in 2013. A total of 1200 sea buckthorns are in production!
From a very young age, Hélène had a garden with her mother. This is where his love for working the land comes from. This passion led him to do a DEC in horticulture as well as a BAC in environmental geography. Hélène had a dream: One day, she would become a market gardener. To make sure she would like this job, she volunteered for a vegetable farm to make sure she would like this job. Now well equipped to start her project, she started her business in 2015 and then, in 2019, she joined the Ferme Les Petites Écores team with the aim of joining forces.
Favorite product: Sea buckthorn caramel
Farm store & processing
Jeanne is working on the development of different recipes in order to offer you these products that you love so much! Following numerous training courses in food processing, she knows how to find the right taste to offer you a perfectly balanced product. She also takes care of our shop on the farm. His crush? Our sea buckthorn butter!
Favorite product: Sea buckthorn butter
Ferme Les Petites Ecores aims to provide you with an exceptional taste experience through its quality and eco-responsible products. Our on-farm activities aim to provide everyone with an educational experience to raise awareness of local agriculture.
On August 19, 2023 we are off the farm for a wedding. There will therefore be no no farm tours on August 19.
Sea buckthorn self-picking remains possible and the shop will be open according to the usual schedule.
Thank you for understanding.
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