Bio marché

Organic plants for your garden

Once again, we are back at Chateau Bonnefous. They are host to our annual Bio Marché where growers and artisans bring there wares for us to sample and purchase. There is also plenty of information available for those that want to explore organic gardening, wine making and more.

Being in the largest wine producing region in France, the wine makers are well represented and happy to share their wares.

Remy - Domain Saint Juste
Remy – Domaine Sainte Juste

There are baskets of fresh local cherries and strawberries for sample and sale. If you get hungry, there are food sellers who offer snacks or a meal. The Chateau also has a full scale restaurant where you can dine indoors or out on the patio.

Fresh and aged local cheeses, breads, it is a tempting display of local wares. Of course artisans of all persuasions are on hand.

Games and toys made of wood offer hours of fun without using any electricity and no batteries are required.

The carousel: Ladybug, Snail, Grasshopper,
The carousel: Ladybug, Snail, Grasshopper, Frog

The carousel is a favourite with the young ones. But each year the children’s entertainment changes. There is no charge for the ride or the petting zoo.

At any event, you will find music. This is no different and a merry band of locals wandered about the event regaling us with their tunes. Naturally, there is impromptu dancing.

There are tables set up for those who want to sit and chat with family and friends over café or a glass of Rosé. Face painting is offered for the children and once again, no charge.

Carousel - Grenouille/Frog
Carousel – Grenouille/Frog

An effort is made to introduce everyone to environmental issues and organic foods.



Wooden games
Wooden games
Wooden toys
Wooden toys
Canard confit
Canard confit
Handcrafted cutlery
Handcrafted cutlery
Lavender and other essential oils
Lavender and other essential oils
Something for everyone!
Something for everyone!
Petting zoo
Petting zoo



12 thoughts on “Bio marché

  1. This looks fabulous Lea! What a great day out and all that lovely organic everything!! 🙂

    I love wooden toys too. And the hand crafted cutlery looks great! Ooh and the oils too!! Wonderful.


    Christine xxxx

    1. Christine, I thought of you, your garden and photos while I was there. Perhaps you would have taken a taste of the cherries or strawberries? Delicious!

      Some friends have a few of those big games and what fun for all ages. 🙂

      Léa xxxx

  2. Looks like pictures right out of a fairy tale book.How wonderful for you to get to like in a fairy tale all the time. Love and Hugs Love, Joy & Magic always Su Woman are Angels! ifsomeone breaks our wings, wesimply continue to fly…. on our broomsticks


    1. Thanks Kim. It is always helpful as I can find new sources or products to keep my home as environmentally friendly as possible.

  3. I was very impressed with the opennes of the fete and that the children could ride on amusements for free. You are a very special person and I do enjoy your e-mails. Thanks. I am more or less a full time caregiver and it does take lots of time. We love you and think of you often.

    1. It is so very good to hear from you. I do appreciate how busy you are but must admit to missing the contact. Please know you are both always in my thoughts and heart. Yes, as always, you are correct. Children are highly valued here. They are, after all, the future.

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