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Metro expands organic CSA partnership to 19 stores

Nineteen Metro Inc. stores will serve as drop-off points for a community-supported agriculture program in the province of Quebec this summer.

Metro has again partnered with the Equiterre Family Farmers Network to distribute baskets of fresh vegetables that are certified organic or in the process of becoming certified.

Customers can sign up through the producers to pick up their weekly delivery at the 18 participating Metro stores and one Super C store.

“This association is in the spirit of the Local Purchasing Policy announced by Metro in May of 2013, one of the three guiding principles of which is to make Metro a prime showcase for regional products,” Marie-Claude Bacon, senior director, corporate affairs, said in a media release. “We are proud to work with Equiterre, an organization known for supporting ecological agriculture in Quebec, in carrying out this one-of-a-kind project.”

This is the third year Metro has partnered with Equiterre. The program lasts through October.

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