Our farm

Our mission

Local organic vegetables all year long

Nes­tled in the Château­guay Val­ley, our coop­er­a­tive­ly-run farm has been pro­duc­ing beau­ti­ful, deli­cious organ­ic veg­eta­bles for more than 12 years on 8 acres of land. We guar­an­tee 24 weeks of bas­kets from June through Novem­ber. Thanks to our green­hous­es, bas­ket mem­bers will find every­thing from big, juicy toma­toes to ten­der greens through­out the season.

Our story

The collective

Coop les Jardins de la Résis­tance was born out of two collectives—les Jardins de la Résis­tance (2004) and Récolte Sol­idaire (2006)—which merged in 2006. The new col­lec­tive, com­posed of ten peo­ple, prac­ticed small-scale eco­log­i­cal agri­cul­ture. Their goals were to learn, to donate pro­duce in sol­i­dar­i­ty, and to cre­ate links between the city and the coun­try. The project was vol­un­teer run and finan­cial­ly sup­port­ed through the sale of veg­etable bas­kets.
In the fall of 2007, the col­lec­tive had to leave the small plot of land they had been rent­ing in God­man­ches­ter. They moved to Sainte-Barbe, rent­ing about an hectare of land with black soil. By the sum­mer of 2008, the col­lec­tive had four remain­ing mem­bers who were all still vol­un­teer­ing. At the end of this sea­son, the lim­it­ed pos­si­bil­i­ties of the land in Sainte-Barbe and the desire of the col­lec­tive mem­bers to earn their liv­ing in agri­cul­ture led to the deci­sion to buy land in Orm­stown in Novem­ber 2008.

The founding of Coop les Jardins de la Résistance

In the win­ter of 2009, Guil­laume, Poya, and Olivi­er found­ed the work­er coop­er­a­tive les Jardins de la Résis­tance. There was a lot of work to do on their near­ly aban­doned land: ren­o­vate the barn (the foun­da­tion and struc­ture); build a green­house and an indoor seed­ing space; pre­pare the fields, a space to wash veg­eta­bles, and a refrig­er­at­ed space. In 2010, the coop became cer­ti­fied organ­ic with Eco­cert Cana­da. In 2012, they obtained 50 beehives.


La Coop compte aujourd’hui 5 mem­bres et quelques employé·es saisonniers·ères. La vente des légumes et miel suit prin­ci­pale­ment le mod­èle d’agriculture soutenue par la com­mu­nauté (ASC), soit une livrai­son heb­do­madaire de paniers de légumes at dif­fer­ent deliv­ery points.

Production and cultivation

We cul­ti­vate approx­i­mate­ly 8 acres of land in cer­ti­fied organ­ic veg­eta­bles and green manures. The major­i­ty of our veg­eta­bles are dis­trib­uted in 375 bas­kets over our 24-week reg­u­lar sea­son and in 120 win­ter bas­kets. The rest are sold to restau­rants and stores as well as to les Bio Locaux, an orga­ni­za­tion that cen­tral­izes dis­tri­b­u­tion for organ­ic farms in Quebec.

We con­tin­ue to pro­duce our deli­cious hon­ey for the enjoy­ment of our bas­ket members.

The Team


Admin­is­tra­tion et compt­abil­ité, récolte, plan­i­fi­ca­tion et rota­tion de cul­ture, pré­pa­ra­tion du sol


Point de chute à la ferme, mar­ket­ing, ser­vice à la clien­tèle, ressources humaines et plan­i­fi­ca­tion de culture


Point de chute de Château­guay, serre, coor­di­na­tion des récoltes et vente


Pointe-Saint-Charles drop-off point plan­i­fi­ca­tion de cul­ture et ressources humaines