In September 2000, as part of the Festival des artisans de Ste-Marcelline in Lanaudière, Simon Turcotte presented his jams for the first time under the name “En Robe des Champs”. A graduate of the Académie d’hôtellerie et de tourisme de Lanaudière and inspired by the tradition of master jam makers in France, Simon Turcotte from the beginning embarked on a different path, boldly combining flavours such as “Pear, Vanilla, Grapefruit”, “Crab Apple & Fresh Basil” and “Rose & Wild Raspberry”.
In 2005, his enterprise officially opened its doors with the inauguration of a small boutique built on the production site at Ste-Marcelline. Passersby and vacationers are welcomed in to sample and purchase the products by confiturier Simon Turcotte, and to meet the artisan right at this beautiful site, or by visiting Les Chemins de campagne.
Subsequently exhibiting at the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec, the artisan-confiturier, who had previously operated under the name “En Robe des Champs”, launched his new corporate image “Simon Turcotte Confiturier” in December 2009.
Simon Turcotte Confiturier’s jams, jellies, spreads and mustards are now distributed at over 120 points of sale across the province of Quebec, mainly in specialty stores (gourmet groceries, bakeries, cheese shops, etc.).