MONTREAL — The Packer contributor Cynthia David collected these items on the show floor April 3-4 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association expo.
PORTIONS: A new vending machine filled with vegetable refrigerated snacks, soups and meals in glass jars is in nine locations in Montreal, says Sophie Briques. Items include ready-to-eat salads ($7-9), wraps, fruit, as well as microwavable meals including vegetable lasagna, all prepared in a Laval commissary of mainly local ingredients. Small amounts of protein are sold separately to add as desired. Locations include universities, hospitals and office buildings. Briques says selections are replaced daily and unsold items are donated to a food bank.