Where to buy local organic produce in the greater Bergerac area
I have had this post about where to buy local organic produce in the greater Bergerac, St Foy, Eymet, Issigeac area, in draft for a while. An email from a friend this morning was the boost I needed to get it finished and online.
- Bergerac Market – there is a growing selection of organic producers at the Saturday market 9h -12h (and some on the Wednesday market but not as many). Specific producers I recommend seeking out:
- Valérie dos Santos Silva and Flavien Canivet– ferme de Coutaude- organic – http://www.ferme-de-la-coutaude.sitew.fr/#Presentation_de_la_ferme . They make the most incredible homemade bread – from heritage wheat grown on their farm, milled with a stone mill and baked in a wood fired oven. You can read about them in my chapter on the Bergerac market in Glass Half Full . They also make delicious cow’s milk cheeses. Find them in the section running down to the right of the cathedral église Notre Dame, at the Issigeac Sunday market and at their farm shop in Sadillac.
- Hughes et Fanny Doche – ferme d’Eyssal – organic and biodynamic –authentic farmhouse cheeses – we particularly enjoy the Montastruc. Find them in the section of the market to the right of the cathedral.
- Vegetables – the organic producer from Lamonzie St Martin. Find him – on the left of the main cathedral entrance.
- La ferme de Bourdil http://www.lafermedubourdil.com/ also produce veg and pork products.
- Petit Marché Bio –
- is a tiny organic shop with good products, necessities, and a selection of unpackaged (vrac) products to avoid plastic packaging in the old town of Bergerac.
- Where: Close to one of the iconic statues of Cyrano – Parvis de l’église Notre Dame, Place de Lattre de Tassigny; 24100 Bergerac
- The BioCoop –
- this is a chain of organic shops throughout France – their bulk product selection is generally wide and reasonable value; they are committed to local producers and have quality fresh produce. They can be expensive particularly for transformed products (ready meals), meat and fish. What makes us prefer them over the Marché Leopold (below) for general organic shopping is that they are employee owned, offer a community space and generally have a wider fresh vegetable selection and more local products.
- Where: the Biocoop, 75 Avenue Paul Doumer, 24100 Bergerac.
- Marché Leopold –
- For their selection of personal care products including skincare, haircare, and cosmetics (and some items that are better value than Biocoop – we keep an eye on prices.
- Where: Marché Leopold, 131 Route de Bordeaux, 24100 Bergerac
- Essences de Soi –
- For make-up -the Couleurs Caramel range of certified organic make up is available through Valerie at the beauty salon ‘Essences de Soi’ in Gardonne; 10 minutes west of Bergerac and a couple of minutes from our hometown (village) of Saussignac.
- Where: 3 avenue de la République 24 680 Gardonne
Then there is an organic bread guy on the St Foy market if we are that side, that we also love, but I don’t know his name. I’ll add his details when I have them.
- We get local organic flour and sunflower oil (from from Gilles Chatellier of La Ferme du Bayle – tastes so clean and amazing), organic butter, and some other products from a great farm shop in Lamonzie St Martin (this is not an organic shop it is a farm shop so not everything is organic – check the labels for the organic logo):
- 05 53 22 41 53
Organic meat is super expensive as ALL meat should be. Meat given its massive CO2 burden and animal welfare caveat, should be a luxury where we use everything and make it stretch. Save money by buying in bulk if you have a good freezer. We have decreased our meat consumption significantly for the environment but also to be able to afford a little good meat rather than a lot of bad meat.
- We purchase boxes of veal when available and honey (they also do raw milk) from La Ferme de l’étang (Michele is also a great yoga teacher and offers yoga at the farm – French only)
- Michèle Roux
- La Ferme de l’étang
- 37 route de Perthus
- 24240 SIGOULES
- 06 12 66 80 68
- 05 53 58 46 57
- For lamb and beef we also source from https://www.natureviande.fr/ (they are pretty savvy with their website- they pasture their cows on organic pastures of friends of ours)
- For organic chicken direct from the farmer – Thibault and Anahi firstname.lastname@example.org Le fricandou, 24500 Fonroque 0750935237
Do you have good organic addresses that you think should be on my list? I’d love to hear from you. Share your suggestions in the comments below this post. Merci!
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