For the last couple of years, at about this time, there has been a small plant swap event at Sainte- Suzanne. Having nothing else to do of any urgency this Sunday, I went to have a look.
The weather was not kind. November is a good time for transplanting plants, but poor weather-wise. It was drizzling when I set off, and when I arrived at the huddled tents, the heavens opened and the wind blew. The tents were kept in place only by people hanging on to the legs. Later, rocks were found to hold them down.
I sheltered under the coffee tent since it seemed the best bet from a comfort point of view, and the coffee was free. The hot soup was free too, but it was a bit early in the day for that.
You didn't have to bring plants to swap; it was really a plant give-away, with people bringing spare things from the garden. I came away with some seeds of large sunflowers, (4m high, the guy promised me) and something I was assured was an edible veg, a bit like spinach. Plus a raspberry plant that makes orange fruit - I am hoping the birds will leave it alone; they devastate the red ones.