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Discover the Volvestre local-produce markets and set out to meet the farmers

 

 

The men and women of Volvestre know how to make the best of their land and livestock in order to offer quality produce all year round. You can tickle your taste buds at restaurants and tables d'hôtes, where you will discover regional specialities made with fresh local produce.

As spring unfolds, leave behind you the hussle and bussle of city life and savour the moment while strolling around the local market stalls: you will find tasty food and friendly farmers.

The weekly market is where it all happens, at the heart of village life, it is also the best way to meet our farmers and caterers and get a taste of what they sell. Each town has its market, each market has its particular day of the week:

  • In Montesquieu-Volvestre on Tuesday (main market) and on Saturday (smaller farmers market)
  • In Carbonne on Thursday (large main market) and on Saturday (smaller farmers market)
  • In Saint-Sulpice sur Lèze on Friday
  • In Rieux-Volvestre and Montbrun-Bocage on Sunday

The organic market in Montbrun-Bocage

Every Sunday until 2pm, farmers, retailers and local caterers (under the covered market) are side by side with craftsmen, artists and nursery gardeners, as well as more unusual market traders such as a hairdresser and a masseur (outside the covered market). You can enjoy Indian, Japanese or vegetarian meals made from local produce while having a drink at one of the two non-profit-making cafés or at the bar located beside the stream. The atmosphere is lively and family-friendly, with frequent entertainment (music, sculpture, horse-drawn carriage rides…).

In Latrape: feed your body, feed your mind!

Every first Friday of the month, from 6.30 till 8.30pm, you can buy vegetables, lentils, goat cheese, charcuterie (cooked Noir de Bigorre pork meat), bread, biscuits, cakes, beer, herbal tea and natural cosmetics from the local farmers, processors and caterers. From time to time, a meal is organised using local produce, followed by an open forum discussing topical issues. Check the website Diary before setting off. The atmosphere is warm and family-friendly. After shopping and chatting with the stall holders, you can go to the village school and have a bite to eat from 7.30pm (‘auberge espagnole’, i.e. take your own food and drink).

Get to know the farmers of Volvestre

Fruit and vegetables, free-range poultry, foie gras, suckling calf, honey, unpasteurised cheese (from goat or cow's milk), apple juice, beer… Get hold of the Répertoire des producteurs de vente directe du Pays sud-toulousain (guide to local farmers and caterers selling directly to the public in the area south of Toulouse) and set off to meet the farmers who will show you their produce and how it is made.

And in Spring, do not forget the open-house days ‘De ferme en ferme’ and the ‘Bienvenue à la ferme’ days!