Workshop Options

Food Heritage Workshops

7 to 8:30 p.m.

7000 Blvd. LaSalle, Verdun

A series of four heritage workshops featuring food production during various times of stress will take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Grand Potager. Each workshop costs $15 to attend with all four available for $50. Reserve your tickets with the button above or drop by our booth at the market and pay with cash, credit card or debit via our new Square account. 

Farm or Fight?

On Thursday, September 20, we’ll discuss how farmers and growers contributed to the war effort during World War I and how Verdun changed during that period. This workshop includes “rationing recipes” from the era.

Feed Me Please

On Thursday, October 11, we’ll talk about the Verdun Unemployment Relief Commission, which was founded in January 1932 during the Great Depression. The organization, which was the first and most generous of its kind, operated until July 1941.

The Great Family Picnic

Thursday, November 8 features Verdun’s efforts at feeding people during World War II. We’ll focus in particular on The Giant Family Picnic for 1500 local children that took place in late August 1944.

Food Rules for Canadians

On Thursday, January 10, we’ll look at the evolution of Canada’s Food Guide and how it represented nutritional and political movements. Known as the “Official Food Rules” when it came out in 1942, the guide has been renamed and revised over time.