What is the Carte Proximité?

A method of payment

It is a card that can be used as a method of payment in the various markets participating in the program. It is part of a solidarity food stamp program that helps make local fruits and vegetables more accessible, promoting local farmers and short supply chains.
Did you mention solidarity?

Food stamps

Not all folks have access to local fruits and vegetables for economic reasons. Hundreds of people will receive free cards, and money will be deposited onto them monthly. So they too will have the purchasing power be able to buy more fresh produce and support the local economy.
Did you mention farmers?

Buying local

With the Carte Proximité, we encourage our local economy and local supply chains. That is, produce goes straight from the farm to the shelf in the market. Fewer middlemen means fresher food and fairer prices that value the work of our farmers.
What can be purchased with the Carte Proximité?

Fresh, whole, local foods

The card allows the purchase of unprocessed and local food items, ideally those that are sourced from local producers. For example: Vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, whole grains, etc.
Where can the Carte Proximité be used?

Find your market

The card can be used at various markets and farm stands. Consult the map to find out their locations and their opening hours.
Who can get a card?
Anyone who wishes to participate in building a more human, local and united food system by buying food from our nearby farms! The card can be purchased directly from a participating market or online. Feeling generous? You can also buy a Carte Proximité on behalf of a household experiencing food insecurity.

Do you operate a market?

Accept the Carte Proximité

Are you a community food organization?

Distribute the Carte Proximité

All together in solidarity, with the Carte Proximité, let’s build a more human, farmer-focused food system.