Petawawa Kia

CANAMEX marches forward

CALEB NICKERSON
OUTAOUAIS Jan. 10, 2018
At an upcoming meeting in Chelsea, local stakeholders and farmers will gather to discuss the possibility of a tourism network that promotes sustainable agriculture, linking the Outaouais to Ottawa and beyond.
Allumette Island farmer David Gillespie co-chairs the committee for a project called CANAMEX, short for Canadian American Exchange. The project aims to join farmers and businesses with a focus on agriculture into a mapped tourist circuit that spans from the Monteregie region around Champlain Lake into Vermont and New York State.
“I want it to be as inclusive as possible,” he said. “By that I mean, I’d like to see more than farmers on that circuit, potentially farmers markets, anything that promotes sustainable agriculture as far as I’m concerned, should be on that map. It’s going to be unique.”

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