Feel like meeting producers and experiencing a behind-the-scenes visit to the farm? Virginie, the Bousquet farm manager will show you around.
The Bousquet farm is a family run farm, using biodynamic methods and raising Lacaune ewes to supply milk for the production of Roquefort cheese. During the visit you will also find out different kinds of farm products.
The first step is the sheepfold where depending on the season you may have the chance to see lambs or to watch the sheep milking. Then, Virginie will guide you outside, towards the huge vegetable garden that will stir all your senses. Moreover, a gourmet veggie break made with the daily picking will delight your taste buds! The tour goes on with a visit to the manufacturing workshop where pasta, breads, Viennese pastries, Aveyronnais cakes and monthly pastries are baked. As you listen to the sound of machines, you watch the craft bakers performing their careful work and you let yourself be tempted by the smell of freshly baked bread.
This 2 hour visit can be customized according to your expectations and your longing for discovery. If you are a budding market gardener, the visit to the market garden can be extended or if your kids are passionate about animals you will be offered a longer tour to the sheepfold, as for pastry lovers, they will be free to spend more time during their visit to the workshop manufacturing pasta, bread, Viennese pastries and other delicacies.
Virginie also offers English and Spanish tours and as a young mother she has more than one trick up her sleeve when it comes to provide children with a recreational visit.
Practical information: Virginie offers you free visits on Wednesdays, all year round and by appointment only. Tel: 06 37 63 58 12
Photo Atelier de fabrication du pain - © Luce Dupont - Via tarra