The region of Saint-Malo is also home to extensive agriculture. The mild and temperate climate associated with rich, sandy soil is ideal for growing fruit and vegetables.
Vegetables of Saint-Malo
The producers of the country around Saint-Malo grow a wide range of vegetables, all of which are marketed under the Prince de Bretagne brand. Terres de Saint-Malo was the first cooperative among local fresh vegetable producers to be certified Agriconfiance® Quality-Environment. A range of organic vegetables is also available.
The extraordinarily tasty local cauliflowers are the flagship of the range. Very popular in northern Europe, fifty percent of Saint-Malo cauliflowers are exported. Local market gardeners produce more than 85 different vegetables: cabbages, artichokes, tomatoes, carrots, leeks, garlic, Brittany pink onions, new potatoes, turnips, parsnips, the list is endless!
Red fruit and apples
The fruits grown are largely dominated by apples, strawberries, raspberries and kiwis, although many, many others are grown besides. You can enjoy them fresh, in jam or in the form of juice or smoothies. The opportunity to stock up on vitamins during your holidays!
A fruit farm between Cancale and Saint-Malo, offers free picking in season. You can fill your basket of strawberries, raspberries, currants or blueberries and pay less than anywhere else. A fun moment with the family!
What's more delicious than a good fresh apple juice at breakfast time? The cider brewers of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel produce excellent apple juice alongside their cider production. The ciders of the Sorre artisanal cider house have won several awards at agricultural fairs around Europe. You have to try their strawberry and chestnut ciders too!