Our producers

Member of the Centrale Agricole

Big Bloc Mushroom Workshop

Atelier Champignon is a family business founded by Virginie Boivin-Jodoin and Gabriel Vallée in 2017. It was through a love of cooking and physical work that the two producers were pushed towards agriculture. Being from Montreal, Virginia and Gabriel chose to found their family there as well as their business projects.

Big Bloc produces elm, blue, yellow, pink, king oyster, pioppino and lion's mane oyster mushrooms. For mushroom lovers, the team offers cooking classes specializing in mushrooms in their premises located at the Centrale Agricole as well as workshops on growing mushrooms at home or in the garden.

Homemade Mushrooms

Champignon Maison is a Montreal company in operation since 2012. It brings together experts passionate about urban agriculture working in healthy food, the development of mycomaterials and education, with a view to combating pollution through the revaluation of materials. residual.

Since its birth, Champignon Maison has stimulated the urban gardening movement and supported the ecological upcycling community, among other things through the development of innovative green technologies.

Their products are varied; mushroom growing kits, medicinal products, beauty products etc.

Wild Cider

In addition to the rapprochement of their values ​​and their missions, the MAC and the Centrale Agricole had a common vision at the heart of their projects; that of offering the residents of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville district the food autonomy they deserve and of building together a nourishing neighborhood while respecting the diversity of its population.

In 2019, this common vision became the link that unites the two organizations and the MAC joined the Centrale Agricole to become one of its founding members.

Common Places

Lieux commun is an urban vineyard and cider house located at Marché Central in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville district. The team transforms Quebec Ontario grapes, flowers, herbs and berries into wines, ciders and hybrid beverages.

Despite the multiplicity of its ingredients, the style of common places remains minimalist; their drinks ferment naturally, often very quickly, freely and without inputs.

Common Places is a hybrid vineyard founded on principles of organic and regenerative agriculture that bridges the urban and rural to produce beverages that are both boreal and fresh.


OLAOLA manufactures and markets in Quebec a range of products made mainly with fruits and vegetables saved from food waste. The company seeks to offer businesses and consumers healthy, vegan and gluten-free alternatives, without natural dairy products.

To strengthen its fight against food waste, OLAOLA redistributes part of the saved fruits and vegetables to associations. In addition, to limit its impact on the environment, OLAOLA offers its products in a zero waste version as soon as possible.

COOP Boomerang

COOP Boomerang is a young Montreal cooperative specializing in the circular economy and food recovery for a sustainable society. The team transforms cereals from beer brewing, dregs, into healthy, eco-responsible and delicious food flour.

The cooperative's desire is to contribute to the reduction of food waste by creating synergies between various local players such as micro-breweries, bakeries and restaurants and consumers.


TriCycle aims to build sustainable and resilient food networks inspired by the functioning of ecosystems, producing healthy and nutritious food while combating food waste and climate change.

The company produces high-quality edible insects with low environmental impact and generates by-products beneficial to plant crops. Its insects are fed on organic residues from the agri-food production and processing sectors in the Montreal region.

Roasting Quebec

Torréfaction Québec was founded in 2016 to allow interested people to come and roast their own coffee and thus, if they want, to own their own brand. In this way, it becomes possible to break into the coffee market by minimizing the risks involved in starting a roasting business.

By offering a roasting workshop, Torréfaction Québec contributes to the multiplication of Quebec roasters and, thereby, to the diversification and improvement of the selection of coffee offered to consumers.


Opercule is an urban fish farm located in the Ahuntsic district of Montreal. The project began in 2017 with the idea of ​​producing Arctic char in an intensive water recirculation farming system. This system allows us to consume between 100 and 200 times less water than traditional open circuit fish farming.

Operculum fish are raised without antibiotics or hormones.

Tulsi Farm

Tulsi Farm is an urban farm born on March 1, 2022. Its aim is to design profitable urban crop farms to grow fruits and vegetables of better quality and at lower cost. Tulsi Farm's cultivation system allows control over the color, texture and taste of the products offered.