40 ARPENTS – Isabelle Vaillancourt et Patrick Lavoie

40 Arpents is a small farm that proudly practices regenerative agriculture. It is located in the Haut-Pays du Kamouraska, in St-Onésime d’Ixworth. We raise a small herd of cattle and pigs, all on pasture. Cattle are fed only grass and dry hay. The pigs are fed barley and oats grown on the farm, roots, insects and fresh grass. All the animals go outside as they please all year round. 

The owners, Isabelle and Patrick, operate a small, traditional maple grove that provides all the sugar to meet the needs of their family and customers. 

Animal welfare and respect for the environment are at the heart of everything they do. 

Patrick cuts and processes the meat (charcuterie, sausages). Isabelle cooks the dishes they serve to their customers, in a small, warm and unpretentious farm restaurant, once or twice a week. The couple’s aim is for everyone who comes in to leave a little happier than when they arrived.


Carine is an African artist (Benin). Her interest in music started under the influence of her parents, especially her mother’s. The year 1998 was a turning point into Carine’s artistic life when she moved to Europe (France) and unleashed her passion for music by starting to collaborate with various emerging musicians from the local scene.

In 2004, when Carine moved to Quebec, she joined the Imani Gospel Singers Choir. It was not until she met music artists such as Lorraine Klaasen, Noel Mpiaza and David Mobioamong others that she really got her feet into the music world. That brought her to

participate in 2013 in the Musical Comedy Mahalia Jackson at the Segal Center in Montreal starring Ranee Lee (jazz artist winner of a Juno Prize in 2010).

In spring 2017, she participated in concerts for Vision Diversité and Maison d’Haiti, and was approached by various audience members asking if she had any more personal work. This pushed her to start the process of recording a solo EP, in hopes of following in the footsteps of one of her major musical inspirations, Angélique Kidjo.

In 2018, Carine au Micro released her debut EP entitled “O La Si”. And in October 7

th 2022, she released her very first solo album entitled “Doto N’ase” which means “Listen carefully

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