Once upon a time
This is a story of a native from the Island of Orleans (a sorcerer as say the legend) a century barn, his bi-century house and a quest to preserve berries in the healthiest and sustainable way possible.
Welcome to Tigidouland!
The story about two apothecary
Native from the island, Vincent kid’s first summer job was picking up strawberries at his neighbor’s farm. He cultivates his own strawberries field at 13 years old. But realize he wasn’t a farmer. He was a Jamtender. After traveling the world, experience new media hype entrepreneurship, he touch down on this parcel of land, discovering a unique eclectic barn full of magic and history. With his talent in cuisine, curiosity in permaculture and organic farming and his love for vintage culture, he is reinventing the berries preserves in an immersive experience.
An inspiring place, a blessed terroir
Facing Quebec City, where the river narrows, this farming island was the safe environment for the first French colonies, more than 550 years ago. Long before Quebec or Montreal, Orleans Island was the first lands in Nouvelle France to establish the new colony. Apart from the century-old farmhouse and spectacular point of view, the island is well known for the quality of his strawberries, one of the most popular harvests on the island. At the Tigidou Jam Factory, you will taste the best varieties of all of them, with other organic berries as well.
Where magic happen
Share our love for the earth by an ecological approach to all stages of supply, transformation and management of resources, both human and material. To share our love of built, agricultural and human heritage through the exchange of knowledge, objects, stories and places that will bring to life in an immersive experience a link between a bygone era and a new era that inspires. Create value by pursuing an ideal of freshness, quality and novelty that takes root in the creative transformation of value-added products, always fresh, always natural, always from our island.
Antioxidants, drugs for the most part, Quebec’s berries are precious. We cook them with minimum organic cane sugar only, small batch at a time
Native, we learned early to treat the land with respect and dignity. And our business expectation is humble. We reuse everything, it’s in our nature.
Our island, the founding soil of French culture in America, combines climate, land and winds that promote the cultivation of magical berries.
Fresh and barely sweet
Picked and processed the same day, farms provide us with the best of their harvest, from June to October.
Our delicious jams
The origins of berry processing, legends and other sweet stories.
The tigidou epoch
At the beginning of the last century, the “French canadians” were workers. We were “tigidous”.
Best American strawberries
The island of Orleans is a land of more than 500 years, privileged by the climate, the land and the winds.