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« Cauliflowers, artichokes grow on the seaside.. » used to sing the children. Saint Pol de Léon and its surroundings, called the « golden belt », now produce almost thirty species of vegetables which are exported in all Europe and beyond.

An extraordinary garden

Despite today’s diversification, the city is still the capital of the artichoke with a national market share of 70% (90% for cauliflowers).

In addition to this vegetable products, Saint Pol de Léon has become one of the first horticulture area in France producing each year, 30 millions of cut flowers, 3 millions of grown seeds, 3 millions of pot plants.

All steps of the agricultural activity are present in the area. More than 100 farms benefits from the exceptional climate and network of professionals to bring the fresh product to the consumer table.

Phytopole

The Léonard people, dynamic and entrepeneurial, are organised as a network of economic committees and cooperatives to respond to market constant evolving demand.

The local grower has access to all services necessary to develop his products : ranging from research to commercialisation, and including development, training, marketing, packaging ans dispatching.

Traceability, food safety, respect to environment, adaptation of products to markets, are all challenges that the companies forming « Phytopôle Bretagne » have taken up with the common objective to offer consumers the vegetables and ornamentals plants they expect.

Meet the professionals

For the visitors curious to discover the local industry and to meet the professionals : 15 enterprises (horticulture, plant-breeding, flowers, research), open their doors each summer.

  • Information and booking at the tourist office.

Market

JPEGThe market takes place all day every Tuesday in the city center.

MAJ 12 septembre 2014

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