The Grand Potager de Fontenille produces, without chemical inputs, fruits and vegetables, used in the 2 restaurants of the area:
“Le Champs des Lunes” and “La cuisine d’Amélie”.

In coordination with the Chef, and according to his cooking needs, nearly 300 varieties of fruit and vegetables are grown, from the most common to the most sophisticated.

There is also a great diversity of aromatic plants. Some are typical of the region, such as thyme, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, lovage, savory, or sage. Others are more exotic, like Thai basil for example.
Some, used in homemade herbal teas, are known for their digestive or soothing properties.

Many berries and small fruit trees also grow along the plots.
Finally, a rich variety of edible flowers, widely used in restaurant kitchens, brightens up the dishes by adding a colorful and fragrant touch.

Colors to fill the eyes
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The diversity of tomatoes in the Grand Potager.

Many varieties
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More than 50 different species of old varieties of tomatoes are grown in the Grand Potager de Fontenille.

Harvests of the Grand Potager
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Colorful harvests at the Grand Potager.

Courgettes are blooming
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Courgettes are blooming at the Grand Garden of the Domaine de Fontenille!And soon on the plates !

Garden flowers
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Buttercups, Irises, Poppies… Colors in the garden.

Plantations
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Weeding, soil preparation at the Grand Potager of the Domaine de Fontenille … Romain, in charge of the vegetable garden, traces furrows with the hoe for a plantation of potatoes.

Tomato plants
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Mid May, tomatoes plants were taken out of the greenhouse to settle on new parcels freshly prepared by the gardeners of the Grand Potager of the Domaine de Fontenille. The plants were placed every 80 cm, in association with other … Read More

The first colors
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Colors, flavors  in perspective… Cabbage, sorrel, mustard, pea, spinach covers…Spring brings its first leaves…