While agrotourism and gourmet tourism are increasingly seen as a source of diversification of agricultural incomes, but also as an vehicles for the development of rural communities and a means of restoring the link between consumers and producers, it seems important to support the movement by offering structured support adapted to the needs of businesses interested in this marketing channel.
In 2019, the region had 63 agro-processors, 90 food processing establishments and 2,782 restaurants. Processing activities were mainly concentrated in the meat and poultry, fruit and vegetable and maple products sectors. While some kitchens operate at full capacity, others do not. Thus, it can be interesting for businesses to rent their space and equipment.