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Picking your own fruit and veg in the Vendée

Posted the 13 June 2023
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There is nothing more enjoyable than picking your own fruit and veg. A fun and healthy experience that can be shared with the family. The Vendée has numerous “PYO” farms where you can sample the region’s best organic produce…so let’s get picking…

Picking your own fruit and vegetables directly from the farm, is a great way to spend time with friends and family. What’s more, it gives you the chance to eat local, seasonal produce at the same time. And for those curious “little ones”, they can discover and learn more about how their favourite fruit and vegetables grow.

Pick your own fruit and veg farms in the Vendée

Cueillette de fruits gourmands at Saint Fulgent – delight your taste buds

Fill up on vitamins! Enjoy picking your own strawberries and kiwis at the Cueillette de fruits gourmands with Isabelle and Denis Godard in Saint Fulgent (Route de la Rabatelière). These delicious, sweet fruits will delight your taste buds.   

Tel. : 02 51 42 76 15 ou 06 66 84 82

Les Vergers de Vendée at Rives de l'Yon (Saint Florent des Bois) – seasonal, organic produce

Looking for fresh, seasonal, organic, and local produce? Here is the ideal place: Les Vergers de Vendée located in a place called La Barre. Depending on the season, bring your basket or wheelbarrow to pick your own fruit and veg.  
Tel.: 06 09 77 70 98

Les Vergers Gazeau, in Saint Hilaire des Loges, fruit producers since 1948

As a member of the Chapeau de Paille network and with two production sites at Mareuil sur Lay and Saint Hilaire des Loges, the Vergers Gazeau is very much in tune with the current trend: a lifestyle based on respect for the environment and a renewed emphasis on eating locally grown seasonal produce. Equipped with wheelbarrows or baskets, fresh produce seekers can easily satisfy their cravings in the vegetable gardens and orchards. From April to the end of October, you will find more than 50 seasonal fruits and vegetables, reasonably priced produce, and expert advice from the gardeners.

Tel. : 02 51 52 20 19   

La cueillette de Mareuil at la Chauvelière – an ideal location

La cueillette de Mareuil is located at La Chauvelière in the small commune of Bessay-Mareuil sur Lay. Ideally located between Luçon and La Roche sur Yon, it’s never been easier to eat fresh local produce than at La cueillette de Mareuil. It is a member of the Chapeau de Paille group.

Tel. : 02 51 30 53 76 -

Buy fresh seasonal fruit and veg directly from the farm

Le GAPIA, buy direct from the farm in La Tranche sur Mer

Open from June to mid-September, La Gapia farm in La Terrière sells seasonal fruit and vegetables grown and harvested on site. So, you can enjoy fresh, local quality products!  The 10th September, is an Anti-waste day at the farm: vegetables are only 1€ a kilo.

Tel. : 02 51 30 18 14 -

Les Jardins de Saint Hilaire de Riez sells rare and heirloom vegetable varieties

Olivier Léauté, sells the fruit and vegetables he grows directly from his family market garden. Enjoy fresh seasonal produce that has retained all its natural flavour. Choose from over 100 different vegetables, including rare and heirloom varieties.

Tel.: 06 25 86 16 02

Fresh, organic farm produces for sale on l'île d'Yeu

Located on l'île d'Yeu, Jenny and Julien Sage, sell their fresh organic fruit and vegetables all year round. Produces are sold directly from the farm and the island’s markets.

Tel.: 02 51 59 46 76 -

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