In Côte-de-Beaupré, since the 2000s, the area of farmable lands has remained steady at roughly 8,500 hectares. Although farming here was originally geared toward self-sufficiency through market gardening and livestock raising, the 21st century has seen the advent of specialization for new markets. Today, some farms cater to the tourist market and consumers looking for authentic products, including regional specialties such as micro greens, sea buckthorn berries, pies and jams.
Picture: Preparation of vegetables for the market (Omer Beaudoin, 1952. BANQ, E6, S7, S11, P94140-52.)