LA ROSE DES VENTS FARM
La Rose des Vents Farm
FOUNDATION OF THE COMPANY
La Rose des Vents family farm was founded in 1945 in Mont-Laurier. Today, Diane Aubin and her entire family produce poultry, including guinea fowl, duck and turkey. The highly sought-after products from La Rose des Vents are available at many fine grocery stores in the Montreal area, the Laurentians and Abitibi.
Like many farmers of their generation, Diane Aubin and her partner Jean-Guy Lacelle learned the basics of farming by working on the family farm. Their daughters Geneviève and Myrianne, for their part, trained to become butchers.
La Rose des Vents was originally a dairy farm. “Health problems in the family led us to choose a less demanding agricultural activity.” Poultry farming – an activity that the whole family was already practicing in parallel – was the logical choice. Very soon, La Rose des Vents stood out for offering meat without antibiotics, animal fats and preservatives.
As a small producer, La Rose des Vents must distinguish itself from the industry giants by the outstanding quality of its products. In 2013, it became one of the few poultry farms to have its own slaughterhouse. In addition to saving many hours of transportation, an important factor in sustainable development, the farm’s team can now supervise and control all stages of processing while ensuring freshness.
To fulfill its commitment to offer the most natural meat, La Rose des Vents created its own poultry feed, made from grains grown on the farm. This recipe – a secret! – gives the poultry a tender texture that makes it renowned. “People tell us they have rediscovered the taste of chicken from their childhood.”
Diane Aubin believes that “people forget that agriculture is the basis of everything. What drives us to surpass ourselves is to remind everyone of this fact!” Among other things, this involves working closely with restaurant owners, so that they can serve local products that make a difference on the plate.
As Diane Aubin puts it, “La Rose des Vents wants to become THE ultimate reference for outstanding poultry in the greater Laurentians region and cause a ripple effect in the greater Montreal area.”
Roasted chicken 😉
“ENFANT TERIBLE” SINCE
Each month, we feature one of our suppliers, a local producer with whom we are proud and happy to work with.
HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE MICROGREENS July 2019 THE UTTERLY SUBLIME ASPARAGUS! June 2019 A SLICE OF SWITZERLAND AND NORMANDY… IN SAINT-ROCH-OUEST! May 2019 QUACK QUACK!, SINCE 1912! April 2019 THROWBACK: CITRUS FRUIT VANGUARD March 2019 TONIC, COLA & CIE, MADE IN MONTRÉAL February 2019 LOCAL SUCKLING PIG WITH GLOBAL FAME January 2019 BREAD AND CHEFS December, 2018 CHEESE IN THE VILLAGE November, 2018 CUSTOM CHOCOLATE October, 2018 FOREST TO TABLE September, 2018 THE BEST BAGEL IN THE WORLD IS 100 YEARS OLD! August, 2018 FROM THE GRAIN TO THE BOTTLE, EVERY DETAIL COUNTS! July, 2018 AT THE HEART OF JEAN-TALON MARKET FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS! June, 2018 SPIRITS HANDCRAFTED IN MONTRÉAL May, 2018 FOUR GENERATIONS OF FRESH AND LOCAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!April, 2018 THE ALGAE HUNTERMarch, 2018 QUÉBEC’S FIRST WHISKEYFebruary, 2018 CITRUS FRUIT VANGUARD January, 2018 THE CHEF’S FOIE GRAS December, 2017 A VODKA MADE IN THE CITY November, 2017 LA ROSE DES VENTS FARM October, 2017 LES ARTISANS DES SAVEURS September, 2017