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4 products from Tarn-et-Garonne as beautiful as they are good and with many health benefits! The partners of your health and your gluttony, to be savored without delay.

Chasselas de Moissac AOP the jewel of the start of the school year

The first fruit to obtain the AOC in 1971, Chasselas de Moissac is no longer just an exceptional table grape. The Chasselas de Moissac AOP is the most precious table grape. This emblematic product of Tarn-et-Garonne is one of the jewels of French gastronomy and is nicknamed golden grain, because of its round shape and the skin on the grains. To obtain the PDO each bunch is the subject of a chasing, work of goldsmith often carried out by women, the chasselatières. Its production is spread over 251 farms in 76 municipalities.

A source of well-being, eating chasselas is like a “detox” for your body. And this practice is not new. In the 19th century, many tourists came to Moissac to practice the “uvale cure”. Did you know ? The Chasselas de Moissac AOP is listed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage. A great reward for “the cultivation of the Chasselas de Moissac AOP grape”, which honors the unique know-how of the Chasselatières and Chasselatiers. It will be celebrated in Moissac, the famous uvale city, from September 17 to 19 with a great gastronomic festival and many activities. Meet on the alleys in front of the Uvarium, on the banks of the Tarn.

A new discovery book has just been released with the producers, with recipe ideas, to download on

www.chasselas-de-moissac.com

to strengthen your immune system Honey and royal jelly yes, but Tarn-et-Garonne!

Thanks to its unspoiled landscapes, Tarn-et-Garonne has many passionate honey producers, who offer chestnut honey, flowers… propolis and some of them royal jelly. In the 4 corners of the department, meet these bee lovers and stock up on fragrant honey and specialties, to feast on thanks to these nature workers.

To unlock all the secrets of this precious nectar, go to the Honey Museum in Gramont!

On our site, discover the portraits of committed producers, that of Giani Costanzo de Bee at Top-Le apiary in Fontabeilles, in Puylaroque and of the Sarrault family of Necty Apiculture in Auvillar: www.tourisme-tarnetgaronne.fr/a-voir-a-faire/deguster/portraits-de-producteurs/

The Quercy truffle

To taste it you will have to be a little patient, but when the cold arrives it will be there!

Winter is a season that holds many surprises in the heart of Quercy, and reveals a specialty nicknamed the black diamond, which the best chefs in the world are tearing up … the tuber melanosporum truffle! Quercy truffles are harvested from November to March and can be found in Caussade, at the Monday morning market or at Maison Gaillard.

Saffron, the red gold of Autumn

In Quercy, saffron cultivation dates back to the 13th century.

Nowadays, on the markets of Caussade, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Montalzat or Saint-Projet, local producers offer this spice with an inimitable taste as well as derived products, jams, syrups …

Cultivated in Quercy since the Middle Ages, saffron production reached its peak from the 15th to the 18th century.

In recent years, the cultivation of Quercy saffron has been revived. Saffron is a perennial plant 20 to 40 cm tall with purple flowers. Separated and dried, it is these pistils that constitute the famous red gold.

Denise Soulier offers tours of her saffron farm and shares her know-how near Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. In Montauban, Julie Trépou cultivates organic saffron from Quercy and supplies the best restaurants in the department, discover their portraits on:

www.tourisme-tarnetgaronne.fr/a-voir-a-faire/

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Stock up on local products

Every day of the year, a market full of colors and life awaits you in Tarn-et-Garonne! Some unmissable markets: Monday we meet in Caussade, Tuesday in Valence-d’Agen, Wednesday in Lafrançaise, Thursday in Castelsarrasin, Friday in Montricoux, Saturday in Montauban and Beaumont-de-Lomagne and Sunday in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and Moissac.

The must: treat yourself to a picnic by the water before the onset of the autumn cold.

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