Out of the many local producers in the MRC Pontiac, only eight of them have been added to the "Le Panier bleu” online directory, launched in early April by the Government of Quebec in the context of COVID-19.
The Panier Bleu is directory local merchants throughout the province aimed to encourage Quebec consumers to buy locally. Producers can be viewed while allowing consumers to consult the list of products made in the province and that are available on the market.
With this initiative, the Quebec government wants to encourage citizens to buy locally, to stimulate the local economy and avoid unnecessary trips. Producers must register at lepanierbleu.ca and must meet certain criteria’s, including offering consumer goods directly to consumers.
To date, Le Panier Bleu has 16,598 registered businesses, 10,941 of which offer an online service.
Here are the eight companies of the MRC Pontiac listed in the Quebec online directory :