Pierre was the first president of the AMAP association of his area. This association puts local farmers/producers and families in touch to create a win win situation where producers are guaranteed to have some work and the consumers get fresh organic food from them (vegetables, meat and more). There are about 1,000 AMAPs in France, so this movement is going strong. Discover the many benefits of being part of it and how it deeply changes the eating habits for the whole family!
[05 min 38 sec] The AMAP and the farmer basket
[04 min 47 sec] Available products
[06 min 58 sec] Organic farming
[08 min 20 sec] Who are the producers and what are the requirements?
[09 min 45 sec] Consumers: who can become a member?
[10 min 25 sec] Cost of the basket & the deal between producers and consumers
[14 min 30 sec] Discovering new foods
[16 min 35 sec] What was in Pierre’s January basket?
[17 min 30 sec] “La courge patidou”
[19 min 20 sec] Number of families and producers in the association
[20 min 31 sec] A change in consumers’s habits
[22 min 39 sec] How the costs are kept down
Links & Resources
Site de l’AMAP : http://www.amap49-membrolle.fr/
Photo credits: Pierre V.
Above: Courge Patidou (Yellow pumpkins in the center)