The farm is the result of an "agri-green-organic" adventure that took off in Isère in January 2014 and landed in the Puy de Dôme in September 2017. It's a bit long to tell ... so you will find here just a synthetic description of the farm and our products.
For the curious, you will find the full story in the pages of our history.
In favor of local economy and short circuits, we sell our products directly : at the farm, on markets, in collective sales points and also in organic stores.
To know more about it, we invite you to visit our producer page on the site cagette: HERE
Organic farming allows us to rediscover tastes and flavors while safeguarding our natural resources, soil, air, water, ...
For us, BIO is Beneficial, Intelligent, Organic.
The fruit trees
On a surface of almost 1 ha, we have planted small fruit trees, fruit hedges, and some large fruit trees in orchard mode. To facilitate pollination, an apiary has been installed near the small fruit trees and we enjoy (also) good honey harvests. Hedgerows have been planted on the northern and western borders to protect the crops from the wind, to provide a refuge for insects and birds and food for bees (pollen and nectar). Grassed and flowered strips also provide resources for bees and small wildlife.
For the large fruit trees, it is with the "croqueurs de pomme 63" association and the conservatory orchard of Tour sur Meymont that we have chosen the varieties: old, local, tasty and easy to cultivate (apple trees, pear trees, quince trees, medlar trees, peach trees, plum trees, hazelnut trees) which will be fully productive in a few years.
For the small fruit trees, we have chosen aromatic, hardy, disease resistant varieties, adapted for processing and which allow us to stagger the harvests from June to November (blackcurrants and currants, raspberries, blackberries and blackberries, and soon camerisiers)
rhubarb and mint where there is still room
saskatoons, elderberries, in the hedgerows
nettles, comfrey, in wild areas
willows, and wicker in wetlands…
The beehives dominate the plantation of small fruits, at the very end of the field. Our experimental apiary is growing every year.
We bought our first three swarms in 2019 (local breed from Haute-Loire) and our herd is gradually growing. The bees produce a honey with notes of lime, chestnut and raspberry depending on the year.
We transform our fruits at the farm and we propose simple gourmet preparations in which we do everything possible to preserve the aromas and flavors of our berries: coulis, jams, syrups, and fruit pastes. Without jeopardizing the conservation of our products, we try to reduce the quantity of sugar and the cooking time. We do not use gelling agents in our jams and we use old recipes for syrups.
We also offer cookies: currant monocles, blackcurrant cookies, fruit tarts, gingerbread, and more depending on the cook's inspiration.
We also source our fruit from local growers and pickers. That's why you can also find at the farm preparations based on strawberries, blueberries, quince, plums, ... depending on the season.