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Eating locally means eating well! The principle of farm-gate sales is to sell local produce directly to consumers. Share in the know-how of our Eure farmers. Savour local produce that reflects the quality to be found in France. Normandy is a culinary region and a land reputed for fine produce from both land and sea. As to the Eure, it’s regarded as a vast larder for France. Through the seasons, local producers work daily on their farms to ensure they provide the finest vegetables, dairy produce and meat. Discover hundreds of local businesses ‘‘made in France’’, enjoying friendly encounters over a weekend in the Eure. Meeting people so passionate about the land and our ancestors’ culture, also sample certain traditional ingredients that have been recently revived, having been forgotten for some time. Take advantage of click & collect services available from a number of shops to organise picnics including the likes of fresh yoghurts or dairy ice creams made in Normandy.

For your barbecues this summer, think of fine meats from animals that have fed on the Eure’s excellent pasturelands and fresh grassy meadows. From springtime, red fruit produced in the Eure begin to appear in tasty tarts or other pâtisseries based around such fresh produce. Delicious butter, fine jams or honey produced by our bees can make a simple breakfast out on a terrace that much sweeter, as you drink in the tranquillity and wide-open spaces of the Eure.

For Sunday lunch with the family or a fine meal during your weekend in the Eure, tasty recipes are there for you to follow. You might tackle a simple, convivial traditional recipe using Normandy poultry. Guinea fowl, chicken – perhaps for a traditional poule au pot casserole – and duck are different types of poultry you should be able to find easily near where you’re staying.

Enjoy the surprise of a local goat’s cheese made by goat farmers in the Eure. They also offer fromage frais, yoghurts, fromage blanc and faisselles (strained fresh goat’s cheese). You might take your children to watch the goats being milked, sharing such simple family pleasures.

Normandy and apples go hand in hand! Our apple and pear producers are following in centuries of tradition, overseeing the fermentation of their fruit. Our apple juice, farm cider, perry, ice cider, pommeau and AOC Calvados are Normandy specialities whose very aromas evoke the Eure!