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 apothecary garden
Wild chicory, Great burdock, Yarrow, Spearmint, Chamomile Romaine, Coltsfoot … We are native from 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 any intervention.
Wild plants : Wild Chicory, Great Burdock, Yarrow, Spearmint, Chamomile Romaine, Coltsfoot…
Garden herbs : Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Thym …
From the first flowers of spring, we pick coltsfoot and dandelion flower for our first Crémaillotte marmalades. The first heat of June brings us the first strawberries, rhubarb and camerise. Then follow the abundance of summer strawberries and gadellas in July, then raspberry and blueberry in August. The rhubarb which returns in September, followed by the abundance of autumn strawberries, blackberries, morello cherries and plums. The season ends with a deluge of apples and such small sea buckthorn berries.
Calendar of harvests
Our jams are made from freshly picked fruit. Follow our calendar of harvests on the island of Orleans.
Are we open?
We are open from June to September every day. Otherwise, check our opening hours here >
Our café and jambar
We serve daily baked scones with choice of fresh jams or jellies, pure local ice cream and homemade strawberry limonade. With an 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.
Farms to visit
For fruits picking or just to visit, we list the best farms to visit on Island of Orleans
Walkthrought the most beautiful village on Island of Orleans and come back by the seashore. We will show you the trail
Treasure shops, unusual picnic place, it’s not by touring the island that you would have found them.