TIGIDOULAND

A Thousand Stories Barn, a Bi-Century Farmhouse, welcome in a special historical location where Sustainable Community want to share there love for food, culture and permaculture in the heart of a magic berries island

An Aphoticary Garden

wild chicory, Great burdock (toques), Achille millefeuille, Spearmint, Chamomile Romaine, Tusillage …We are native to an island bewitched with green magic. Apothecary wizards, we are interested in permaculture through biodiversity of wild herbs, benefactor roots and native flowers. They inspire our recipes, motivate our intentions and push our aspirations. We keep the origins by preserving in our gardens their presence without intervention.

> WILD PLANTS: Wild Chicory, Great Burdock, Yarrow, Spearmint, Chamomile Romaine, Coltsfoot…

> GARDEN HERBS: Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Thym

Harvest rhythms

Dès les premières fleurs du printemps, nous cueillons le tussilage et fleur de pissenlit pour nos premières marmelades Crémaillotte.  Les premières chaleurs de juin nous apportent les premières fraises, rhubarbe et camerise. Puis suivent l’abondance des fraises d’été et des gadelles en juillet, puis framboise et bleuet en août. La rhubarbe qui revient en septembre, suivi par l’abondance des fraises d’automne, de mûres, cerises griottes et prunes. La saison se termine avec un déluge de pommes et les si petites baies d’argousiers.

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Calendar of harvests

Our jams are made from freshly picked fruit. Follow our calendar of harvests on the island of Orleans.

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Are we open?

We are open from June to September every day. Otherwise, check our opening hours here>

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Our Café and Jambar

We serve daily baked scones with choice of fresh jams or jelly, pure local ice cream and homemade strawberry limonade.  With a italian coffee or fresh garden tea, have a seat in our rustic and vintage café.  And taste the jams at the jambar, a fun and playful time with one of our jamtender.  

Our treasure map

Island Of Orleans is full of hidden discoveries and treasure. We share here the best farms for fruits pickup, places for picnic and interest things and people to visits

FARMS TO VISIT

For fruits picking or just to visit, we list the best farms to visit on Island of Orleans

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A HICKING TROUGHT OUR VILLAGE

Walktrought the most beautiful village on Island of Orleans and come back by the seashore.  We will show you the trail

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OUR DISCOVERIES

Treasure shops, unusual picnic place, it’s not by touring the island that you would have found them.

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Delectable Agri-Tourism On Île D’Orléans

Mira Temkin, Uban Matter

Considered the quintessential vegetable garden of Quebec City, as well as an easy getaway for the locals, Île d’Orléans is a delightful place to explore. We started at the kitschy Confiturerie Tigidou Jam Factory, the world’s only jam bar, helmed by the world’s only jam-tender, Vincent. I sampled the harvest of his fruit-filled berries, made into delectable jams. The hardest part was deciding which ones to take home.

 

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Île d’Orléans: Parish by Parishs

Annie Fitzsimmons, National Geographic

Not to be missed: the delicious homemade berry jams at Confiturerie Tigidou. Owners Catherine Trudel and Vincent Paris, both natives of the island, share their organic recipes, which often include a hint of fresh herbs, like mint, and “plenty of lemon.” The inn above the barn is a great option for families looking to rent a home-away-from-home on the island.

 

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Une bonne adresse

Claude Montminy, Journal Voir

Tigidou, une confiturerie artisanale au décor shabby chic mignon comme tout. «La confiture fraises menthe, moi, je m’en mettrais sur tout le corps et je me lécherais à perpétuité! Ça n’a pas de bon sens comment c’est bon! Et puis, c’est tout frais, c’est fait avec des ingrédients locaux, sans produits chimiques.»

 

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