Field Trip #1 this weekend

Campton, Eastern Townships

Lisette Proulx, founder of the event Les Comptonales tells us:

« I came back disappointed from an event in the same genre. It was in a tent. There were a lot of impatient people waiting in line. Finally, when we got to the end, it wasn’t the producer we were meeting. Let’s just say it wasn’t what I expected. I wanted to go to the country instead, meet the producers, have a field trip. »

His disappointment was the spark plug for the Comptonales. I wanted to test the waters to see if people had a desire to create this kind of event, » says Proulx. So I sent out 50 emails. We organized an evening at Aux petits sabots. The barn was full. From there, we pulled on the wire. »

Journal Progrès. Source

The first thing you discover is the region with your eyes: covered bridges, round barns, rural landscapes. Then the sense of smell starts to work, and there, it’s a party. Between the artisanal cheeses, the scent of flowers, the cooking apple pancakes and the cow dung, we don’t know where to put our nose! The ear is not left out: a crazy ball and a choir come to sing in the shade of a blueberry field. Here, everything is an excuse to look, touch, taste, listen, and exchange.

Le Devoir


You should plan a full day or two to really enjoy the destinations. In 4 1/2 hours, we managed to visit the 3 most popular destinations: the village of Compton, the cheese factory La Station de Compton, and the orchard Le Gros Pierre. Seeing the huge crowd on Saturday afternoon, I will try to arrive in the morning next year. Since I’m not a fan of crowds, I’ll also explore other foodie destinations. The experience has certainly made me want to try it again, especially since I still have a lot of products to discover! Suite >>>