In the colorful markets around Rennes-les-Bains many of the products produced locally are organic but many farmers do not subscribe to the organic 'label'. They either produce too little, or they regard the fees required to belong to this association as another form of taxation. The official organic body sometimes has lower standards than locals, allowing for example a certain amount of antibiotics in meat, where locals usually prefer to heal the animal with herbal remedies.
You will also find organic wines and even organic honey . The bees are not treated with antibiotics and they are kept in places where they will find nectar from plants that have not been sprayed with insecticides. They also receive a part of the honey they produce.
Time for regenerative farming
We have bought a small domain in the middle of nature, and with a beautiful view, where we would like to practice the principles of regenerative farming.