Local varieties and seeds, an ode to the resilience of the food system and to biodiversity
For each month of 2021, you will find specific varieties of fruits and vegetables illustrated in honor of the seed companies and seed companies who cultivate them. By growing food for their seeds, Quebec seed companies are doing an essential and, let's say, increasingly rare profession. Thanks to them, old varieties survive and new varieties are born, directly contributing to the maintenance and reconstruction of biodiversity and the resilience of our food system.
Why is this so important? In a century, nearly 75% of the world's food biodiversity has become extinct. Millions of varieties of food have thus disappeared forever. It is essential to support the work of our local seed companies. Look for them, support them, wherever you are.
As in previous editions, you will find for each month of the calendar the list of fruits and vegetables that are local and available at that time of the year.