Our Orchard

A hidden treasure of Quebec's terroir, come discover it with the rhythm of the seasons!

A love story that has been going on for over 15 years.

Our family agrotourism estate has opened to the public and has distinguished itself over the years by its range of distinctive and diversified products and services offered through the different sections: fruit, apiculture and culinary. Labonté de la pomme and the Apple Shack, the first in Quebec, are always happy to share with their customers their passion for the land and its wonders.

A century-old orchard in a buccolic setting in the Lower Laurentians!

City people come back to their roots...

Welcome to our home

Today, our family made up of Nathalie Labonté, Sylvain Mercier and our three children;

Ecological Farming Estate

On our estate, we care about the environment and use the most sustainable and environmentally responsible farming practices. We are proud of our actions to constantly improve our ecological footprint. We use a sustainable and ecological culture, in agreement with the advice of our agronomists.

Over the years

Many projects have been developed. From new projects to innovations, the protection of our land and its environment, the honors won through hard work and dedication, and the new generation that is becoming more settled every day.

Our tangible actions

 

  • 1911
    Planting of the first apple trees.
  • 2004
    Purchase of the orchard, the city people return to their roots!
  • 2005
    On September 2nd, our orchard finally opened its doors to agrotourism, allowing everyone to enjoy our first harvest as owners.
  • 2007
    Installation of the apiary and start of our honey production, in collaboration with our precious bees.
  • 2008
    Implantation of our pick-your-own pumpkin patch and a corn field to make a maze.
  • 2010
    Celebrating our 5th anniversary.
    For our fifth anniversary, we inaugurated the apple bread stuffed with hot apples and baked in a wood oven which quickly became one of our staples.
  • 2011
    Regional winner at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois - Laurentides for the Agrotourism and regional products award.
  • 2012
    Regional winner at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois - Laurentides for the Agrotourism and regional products prize.
  • 2013
    Owners Nathalie Labonté and Sylvain Mercier each received a medal of excellence in the Ordre du Mérite Agricole du Québec.
  • 2013
    Inauguration of the very first apple shack in Quebec.
  • 2014
    The youngest member of the family, Alexandra Mercier, wins the title of "2014 Laurentian Regional Tourist Succession of the Year" at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois.
  • 2014
    Regional winner at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois - Laurentides for the Agrotourism and regional products award.
  • 2015
    Silver Winner - Agricultural SME " at the National Bank SME Award2014 - National Silver Winner at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois for the Agrotourism and Regional Products Award.
  • 2016
    Winner of the Grands Monarques.
  • 2018
    Special mention for agrotourism and silver medals for the two owners.
  • 2020
    Launching of the Apple Shack to go.
  • 2021
    Launch of the new cider factory.
  • 2050
    The family continues to innovate, but with robots.

Our customers’ feedback

J'aimerais mieux garder ça secret pour qu'il n'y ait pas trop de monde quand j'y vais, mais c'est la meilleure place pour cueillir des pommes et même des citrouilles. Et je ne parle même pas du bon petit lunch que vous pouvez vous commander au four à bois extérieur. La soupe à l'oignon est la meilleure.

Éric De Carufel

Les employés sont super accueillant, la place est très belle, il y a une fermette, les enfants ont adorée. Nous avons essayer le panier pique-nique et nous le regrettons vraiment pas c'était délicieux, il y avait beaucoup de produit local et frais. C'est la meilleure truite que nous avons manger !

Sabrina Vaillancourt