HEALTHY, NATURAL FOOD IN THE PAYS DES ÉCRINS
In the Pays des Écrins nature is wonderful and the abundance of local products will whet your appetite with.
Different labels exist for these local products. Learn more about them!
Two producers have the ‘Agriculture Biologique en Vallouise’ (organic produce) label: the GAEC des Mille Verts and the GAEC d’EÏbans in the Villard de Vallouise.
The GAEC des Mille Verts is a small, organic soft fruit and vegetable farm. They sell at the farm from mid-July to the end of September, Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. They are also referenced Nature et Progrès.
The GAEC d’Eïbans run by Jean Baptiste Martin and Amélie Griveau is also based in the Villard of Vallouise, and raises brigasque ewes, a dairy species from the PACA region. With the ewes’ milk, they produce yogurts (natural, verbena, genepy, hyssop, vanilla) as well as different types of cheese, cottage cheese and fresh cheese.
They also sell suckling lamb and mats woven with wool from their sheep.
Sales at the farm on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This label guarantees that the primary or manufactured farm products sold by farmers, agri-food companies and restaurants in the area are from the Hautes-Alpes.
You can find many products at the Cave du Barbu in Vallouise and the Maison Artisanale in Puy Saint Vincent 1400 and 1600.
The SAB (Société Alpine de Boucherie) butcher’s shop has the ‘Hautes-Alpes Naturellement’ label for its cured sausages, pâtés, etc.