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Yearly strawberries fairs
in Carpentras and Velleron
STRAWBERRIES OF CARPENTRAS VENTOUX

The Comtat-Venaissin is the historical birthplace of the strawberry. By the 19th century, trains left Carpentras laden with strawberries for export. Gariguette, Ciflorette or Cléry are all names that foodies immediately associate with delicious flavours.

Most of the Vaucluse production takes place in Comtat-Venaissin (historical land extending just beyond the plains of Ventoux). This area, where mostly vegetables used to be grown, was nicknamed "the Garden of France". The Carpentras strawberry is now even known by French Presidents.

Strawberries can be eaten from March till June.
It is one of the season’s fruits with the highest fibre and vitamin C contents.

Do stop at a producer’s who does farm sales. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Finally, remember that during your pastoral wanderings in Vaucluse, you can find wild strawberries at an altitude of 300 to 1,700 metres. They are very flavoursome but the fruits are few and it is safer to buy grown strawberries at markets.

 

PRODUCER WELCOMING
Some strawberries producers, as part of their diversification, welcome you in lodges or B&B. They will share with you the passion of their experiences and skills.
  • EARL Recordier
    1085 chemin de la camarette
    84210 Pernes les Fontaines
    04 90 66 46 63- 06 34 52 54 45
    Le Potager des Garrigues
    400, route d'Apt
    84210 Saint Didier
    06 21 36 37 52
  • Sorbet aux fraises
    INGRÉDIENTS
    1kg de fraises, 200g de sucre semoule, feuilles de menthe.
    PRÉPARATION
    Passer 1kg de fraises bien mûres, lavées équeutées au robot, y ajouter 200 g de sucre semoule, des feuilles de menthe découpées au ciseau et mettre au congélateur, remuer à la fourchette toutes les 1/2h jusqu’à prise complète et dégustez, c’est prêt !
  • The strawberry is among the great mythical fruits as it was spontaneously produced by the earth during the Golden Age. It therefore symbolizes paradise, the incarnation and Passion of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, innocence and humility.
    'To go to the strawberries' used to mean to go into the woods with a beau. The 'strawberry tree', or 'arbousier' is a different plant, a scrubland tree which dons red and white flowers around November.