Last week when we were wine tasting around the Var, we heard about a village in the upper Var region that was the first 100% organic village in France.

Intrigued by this idea, we looked it up on the internet and found there was a market on Fridays, so we decided to check it out.

The village itself is about two hours from Ramatuelle so we got up super early to get  on the road.  What we found was a real treasure, a charming village on a stream, a handful of friendly locals, and even an organic grocery chain!

The market itself only had two organic farmers and a butcher-on-the-move, but there were more than enough treats to snatch up. With our Midwestern roots, we are excited to see corn on the cob, which we grilled that very night.  They also had some delicious greens (though still no kale to be found) and a really unique summer squash called patisson.

We especially loved the pepper tomatoes like these that we stuffed and baked with fennel and a local goat cheese that we found at the village grocery store:

If you happen to be in the Var this summer be sure to pass by on Friday mornings in the city center.  Get there early and you can experience the organic wine co-op at the entrance to the city as well.







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