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Yves Bocel and his son Paul are market gardeners in PacĂ©, near Rennes. They supply peppers, onions, looseleaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, turnips, sand carrots, lambâ€™s lettuce, zucchini, and eggplant.
The Robin family grows more than seventy different legumes, of which fifteen are aromatic herbs, another fifteen are cultivars of zucchini, and several more still are heirloom vegetables such as parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke. They also provide the first â€śSirtĂ©maâ€ť early harvest fine skin potatoes.
Famille Robin, maraĂ®chers
Annie Bertin harvests wild, aromatic and marshland herbs, in addition to Chinese cabbage, long green beans, sweet potatoes, and the classic garden fare.
Right in the heart of the Mount Saint-Michel Bay, the Vaevien family grows several varieties of native vegetables: asparagus, shallots, garlic, onion, carrots, leeks, potatoes, celery, and the like.
GisĂ¨le et Francis VAEVIEN
ARTICHOKES AND WHITE BEANS
Since establishing his farm in Yvias in 1982, GĂ©rard Le Meur, like his parents before him, has grown white â€śPaimpolâ€ť beans. He also grows artichokes, corn and potatoes.
GĂ©rard Le Meur
GREEN BEANS AND PEAS
Damien Rio has specialised in the production of stringless French filet (green) beans for the past forty years.
This particular type of bean must be cut by hand every two or three days, according to the ripeness of the pods.
Rioâ€™s peas also require manual harvesting.
The pods of this sweet-tasting dwarf variety are cut by hand so as to ensure that they are perfectly ripe and fresh.
Jean-Yves Fillatre has grown organic apple trees in Macey, near Mont Saint-Michel, since 1988. The main five varieties he sells are Cox's Orange, Topaz, Delbard Jubilee, Pilot and Dalinette.
In Saint-MĂ©loir, on the west of the Mont Saint-Michel Bay just beside Cancale, LoĂŻc Pichot harvests woodland and â€śgarriguetteâ€ť-style strawberries, black and red currants. Ever since the farmâ€™s inception in 1965, the Pichot family has been committed to environmentally-respectful farming practices, producing fruits with an exceptional flavour.