Once upon a time, two natives of Île d'Orléans resuscitated a heritage barn by inhabiting it with creativity, stories and berries
Once upon a time
History of the Tigidou Jam Factory in Île d'Orléans
The natives of île d'Orléans have called themselves Apothecaries since the beginning of time. Is it due to their talents for agriculture, navigation or their secret recipes for jams?
An epicurian apothecary, who grew up in a strawberry field, traveled the world. Leaving his career as an advertising designer, Vincent Paris returns to his native land to found an original Jam Factory, full of creativity, audacity and beauty.
He is back to share his love of weeds, agritourism innovation, the flavours of his native land and, above all, the magical berries of his island.
The Tigidou Jam Factory is also the story of a passionate team that shares the love of berries and is dedicated to making your visit and experience even more unique.
An inspiring place, a blessed terroir
The Tigidou Jam Factory is located in the heart of Île d'Orléans, very close to the Old Capital, a privileged territory for the cultivation of strawberries in America. Cooking fresh local seasonal berries, the Tigidou jam makers will make you taste their fine seasonal creations, without pectin, natural and definitely 100% local.
The magic formula
Our way of doing things and our culinary approach are very different from traditional homemade or industrial jams. It's about respecting the delicate balance between cooking and sugar, between fruit acidity and cane sugar, until you obtain a cooking that will not reduce aromas and antioxidants. We are continually working to redefine the ways to preserve fruit with a minimum of natural sugars and exploring amalgamations with fresh herbs or boreal spices.
The best selected local fruits
Top quality ingredients
Cooking small batch
Antioxidants, healthy, Quebec berries are precious. Keeping the flavours and the benefits is what we do best.
Natives, we learned early on to treat the land with respect and dignity. We take everything back, it's in our nature.
Our island, the founding land of French culture in America, combines climates, lands and winds that promote the cultivation of magical berries.
Fresh and less sweet
Freshly picked fruit, agricultural farms provide us with the best of their harvest, from June to October.