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