This is an announcement that I officially should have made a while ago, but the C’Bio stand is now sourcing kale from a farmer in Brittany!
Suzanne, a lovely American woman who’s lived in France for 12 years, works at the C’Bio stand on Saturday and Sunday (Marché President Wilson & Marché Raspail respectively). She’s a delight to chat with and knows her stuff about vegetables and is also someone that always wondered why France did not have any kale. From the time she started working with C’Bio, it was in her head that she would eventually try to talk the main farmer, Chantal, about one day planting it. But as the new employee, she first had to build up a relationship and trust of course.
Luckily, a few events fell into place and Suzanne and Chantal sourced kale, Amy the awesome reporter from The Globe & Mail (did you see her piece about kale in France?) saw it one day and told Suzanne about the Project. Suzanne and I connected via email and now she is the Project’s very own C’Bio kale supply spy!
The best part is that Chantal has seen how quickly the kale goes – both Anglos and the French are buying it – and has agreed to plant her own crop for the upcoming season.
There was a bit of a dry spell as the current farmer’s second field needed a few weeks to grow more, but the good news is that kale is back at C’Bio this weekend. I highly recommend you pick some up, enjoy it fresh and then also freeze some for later use.
Marché President Wilson (stand is in the middle of the market on the opposite side of the front of the Palais du Tokyo)
Marché Raspail (stand is at the corner of rue Cherche-Midi)