Il était une fois, deux natifs de l’île d’Orléans qui ont ressuscité une grange patrimoniale en l’habitant de créativité, d’histoires et de petits fruits
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The story of two wizards from Orleans Island
The natives of Orleans Island called themselves wizards since the beginning of time. Is it due to their talents for agriculture, navigation or their secret recipes for jams? The two creators of Tigidou both harvested strawberries from the south side of the island as their first jobs. Thirty years later, after travelling around the world, they return to their homeland to share their love of discovery, innovation, nutritional health and above all, the magical berries of their bewitched island.
Tigidou Jam Factory is also the story of a passionate team that shares the love of berries and is dedicated to making your visits and your experiences even more unique.
Tigidou Jam Factory is located in the heart of Orleans Island, very close to the Old Capital, a privileged territory for the cultivation of strawberries in America. The jam factory and its gardens offer visitors an original experience. Cooking fresh local seasonal berries, Tigidou jam makers will make you taste their fine seasonal creations, always fresh and original, often organic and certainly 100% local.
Tigidou's jam secret
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 in a small cauldron
Quebec berries are precious. Keeping the aromas and the benefits is what we do best.
Natives, we learned early on to treat the land with respect and dignity. 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.