The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region

Northern agriculture in boreal conditions

The geographical location of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and its associated climatic conditions have direct influences on the culture and terroir of its population. Here, we practice what is known as "northern" agriculture in boreal conditions, which impacts the products and gives them specific and unique attributes.

Boreal typicality

Distance from major agricultural production centres

Geographical isolation by significant natural barriers

Long, cold winters with substantial snow cover

Short summers with an alternation of long, hot days and cool nights

Influence on products and practices

Protection: The geographical isolation and harsh climatic conditions provide natural protection against certain pests and diseases. This promotes the practice of environmentally friendly and responsible agriculture.

Adaptation: The species harvested and cultivated are adapted to the boreal climate. They possess beneficial properties for our diet and that of livestock.

Human Factors: The boreal typicity is characterized by traditional and artisanal know-how, innovative modern agricultural techniques, and a culture of collaboration among producers.