Our Producers

Our producers are part of a movement towards natural and artisanal production methods. Come learn more about their methods.

La Ferme des Baleines

La Ferme des Baleines – specialists in claire salt pond cultivation – is located in a naturally protected area at the head of Fier d’Ars Bay on the Île de Ré. Fier d’Ars Bay is its own inland sea, where the tides bring nutrient-rich sea water into the surrounding tidal flats and salt marshes.

This marine aquaculture farm has the ideal natural conditions for salt pond cultivation. Located at the western end of Fier d’Ars Bay, the waters of La Ferme des Baleines are filtered through a series of tidal flats, channels, and marshes in the Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve.

This pure water is full of micro-nutrients, supporting phytoplankton growth under the strong sunlight of the Île de Ré.

The nutrient density of the fertile waters of Fier d’Ars Bay and the natural richness of the soil under and along the sea make claire salt pond cultivation possible. This products of this marine polyculture have all the flavour of their merroir.

Elevage d'huîtres en tamis

La Ferme des Baleines is a 23-hectare marine oyster farm in the heart of Fier d’Ars Bay in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines that practices claire salt pond polyculture.

In its claire salt ponds – clay-lined basins dug into the salt marshes – this aquaculture farm produces and finishes salt pond oysters, raises tiger prawns, clams, and sea bream.

You can go pay them a visit:
La Ferme des Baleines
Route des Portes
17590 Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, Ile de Ré

05 46 29 54 43

www.la-ferme-des-baleines.com

Rivesaline

Cédric Fortunier

The traditional salt marsh of Île de Ré offers a wide range of healthy foods with high nutritional qualities. Since 2003, Rivesaline provides a differentiated offer imagined from the natural resources of the marshes of Ré: maceron, fleur de sel, salicorne, mustard and algae such as sea lettuce.

You can go pay them a visit:
Rivesaline
Route des Portes
17590 Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, Ile de Ré

www.rivesaline.fr

Terre Saline

Terre Saline offers a wide range of ORGANIC plants with delicious taste qualities and high nutritional value.

As a condiment, natural or fresh, Terre Saline offers you plants and seaweed from the surrounding marshes to taste all year round. Salicornia, obione, sea lavender, sea lettuce, sea aster … you can eat them fresh in spring and summer; their iodized and vegetable flavors will sublimate your salads, pasta, fish or omelettes. In winter you can continue to consume it in jars or in velouté or in condiment. All the plants produced by Terre Saline are certified AB, Organic Agriculture.

Terre Saline also provides a production of salt lace, fleur de sel and salt crystal from Île de Ré. You will find Terre Saline products for sale online, on the Ile de Ré at La Ferme des Baleines and as well as delicatessens. Organic farming is at the heart of our production process. Terre Saline plants are certified AB, Organic Farming (certificate N ° FR-BIO-09).

You can go pay them a visit:
Terre Saline
Route des Portes
17590 Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, Ile de Ré

www.terre-saline.com