Brome-Missisquoi positions itself as a leader region in the agri-food sector of Quebec. Renowned for its innovative initiatives, the region inspires and attracts because of its own energy and vitality as well as that of its stakeholders.

Agri-food development in Brome-Missisquoi :

Our
Vision

The birthplace of the wine industry in Quebec, Brome-Missisquoi stands out because of its strong, diversified and innovative agri-food identity. Being a powerful economic engine for our region, the agri-food industry will be an attractive and job development sector.

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Our
Mission

The CLD of Brome-Missisquoi supports the growth of agri-food enterprises of the region. It promotes the sector and facilitates networking between different businesses throughout the value chain (production, transformation, distribution, restaurant service).

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Our objectives

  1. Increase the sense of pride and belonging with regards to the agri-food sector of Brome-Missisquoi.
  2. Accompany the agri-food sector’s development as an important economic engine in Brome-Missisquoi.
  3. Encourage partnerships between different stakeholders and amplify the sector’s contribution to the economy of Brome-Missisquoi.

- Your agri-food project -

GETTING
SUPPORT

Whether you’re a wine-grower, food producer, breeder or have an interest in food processing, setting up your agri-food business in Brome-Missisquoi is easy. To help you, the Brome-Missisquoi CLD and its partners propose services adapted to the specific nature and advancement of your project.


YOU’RE STARTING YOUR PROJECT AND WANT TO ESTABLISH YOURSELF?


WANT TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY THROUGH FOOD PROCESSING?


WANT TO IMPROVE THE MARKETING OF YOUR PRODUCTS?

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TALK TO ONE OF OUR ADVISERS
450 266-4928


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STRATEGIC
PARTNERSHIP

The CLD can also rely on the support of several partners and their aid programs. Through their functions and missions, they implement policies that promote the industry and support business leaders in making their projects a success. See the Documents and Links section for more information on the support that is offered.


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POTENTIAL
FOR AGRITOURISM

Consumers are showing a growing interest in rural events, terroir products and experiences that immerse them in country life. Of all the activities provided in Brome-Missisquoi, interest in gourmet experiences is at the top of the list. Nearly 25% of people surveyed in 2012 have visited a winery or chosen agritourism as part of their stay. And, obviously, the businesses in the region benefit from well established agritouristic routes.

The Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route (Route des vins de Brome-Missisquoi) that criss-crosses the region has attracted some 200,000 visitors in recent years. The Wine Route is the only official route recognized by Tourism Quebec. It is easily accessible from highways like Autoroute 10 and includes nearly 25 wine-growers and 80 tourism businesses that are part of Amies de la Route des Vins (Friends of the Wine Route).

As well, several other group and network activities help entrepreneurs make their product known in the region and in Quebec. See the Documents and Links section for more information.



You’re starting your project and want to establish yourself ?

Support services for project implementation and start-ups

Free exploratory meeting with an expert CLD adviser to determine your needs and orient you towards the proper resources

Access to a personalized support service to help with the preparation of a business plan (in-service training)

Support with your efforts towards sustainable development

Regional commitment aimed at supporting innovative products and emerging cultures such as non-timber forest products, cosmetics, etc. For more information, see: A Look at Indigenous and Emerging Fruit Cultures in Quebec (PDF in French) – “Portrait des cultures fruitières indigènes et en émergence au Québec”.

Mentoring program for business managers (Réseau M – a mentoring network for entrepreneurs)

Program focused on access to farm land: the Land Bank Project

Access to technical supervision services (network of agri-environmental advisers’ clubs)

Services regarding orientation towards relevant training and financial subsidies

 


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Want to increase profitability through food processing ?

Support for agri-food transformation provided to business people

When a food product is transformed, its value increases. For example, an apple will have more value if it is transformed into juice, or even better, into brandy!

Free exploratory meeting with a CLD expert adviser to determine your needs and orient you towards the proper resources

Services to support your efforts towards sustainable development

Orientation services regarding relevant training and financial aid programs


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Want to improve the marketing of your products ?

Marketing support

Whether marketing to local markets or regional networks, to sell to large distributors or to export, the CLD provides advisory services to optimize your marketing plan.

Consulting services: situation analysis, research for solutions and orientation towards various distribution networks, such as the regional network.

Recognized expertise in the marketing of wine-growing products


- Take advantage of the following programs -

TRAINING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Workshops, Training and Events related to the Agricultural Milieu in Montérégie Est (in French)

Best Practices for Corporate Training (Quebec Ministry of Finance and the Economy) (in French)

Regional Communities providing Agricultural Training (in French)

Introduction to Agritourism: Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) (in French)

Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – Support for Businesses: Production, Transformation, Distribution and Marketing (in French)

Start-up grant from la Financière agricole du Québec to help farmers 40 years old and under


- Find land for your project -

L’ARTERRE

Landowners located in Brome-Missisquoi MRC and all of those who wish to develop their farming business in the area can benefit from L’ARTERRE services. This program matches aspiring farmers with landowners according to customized agreements such as lease with or without option to buy, partnership, transfer. The program aims both to increase the accessibility of land for the benefit of young or new farmers and to maintain the agricultural dynamism of our region. The CLD offers the services of a field agent who provides personalized guidance and assistance in the negotiation of an agreement between landowners and aspiring farmers. This field agent is surrounded by professionals to support the participants throughout the matching process. For more information contact Marie-Pier Lussier at 450-266-4928 ext. 226, mplussier@cldbm.qc.ca.

For other relevant resources, see Documents and Links.

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