a family affair on the islands

a family affair on the islands
a family affair on the islands

The Bechereau family has been based at a place called La Forêt, commune of Villedieu-sur-Indre, since 1994 with Jacky, then in 1997 Annick, his wife, joined him in the exploitation to found in 2000 the SCEA (Société sociale d’ agricultural exploitation) The islands. Their son Daniel gets involved in the game and finds his parents in the market garden. In 2025, Thomas, the other son of the family, will take over when the parents retire.

The weekend of April 27 and 28, 2024, it was all hands on deck for the farm-to-farm operation, a post-Covid comeback for the SCEA Les Îles. Organic market gardening and cereals are the main activities presented to the public who come to discover the place.

Organic greenhouses

On 5 hectares of organic farming and 137 hectares of cereals, the Bechereau family is now a month behind on planting due to bad weather. But the plants in organic greenhouses are very present with seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, spinach, salads… Hedges of fruit trees have been planted, in particular prunus, which are completely satisfactory .

SCEA Les Îles has a range of vegetables which provides great diversity. Of course, they follow the seasons and only sell what is produced on site. The quality to price ratio is excellent.

SCEA des Îles, at a place called La Forêt, Villedieu-sur-Indre. Contact: tel. 06.77.16.85.56.
On the markets: Tuesday in Déols, Wednesday in Villedieu-sur-Indre, Friday in Buzançais and Saturday in Châteauroux and Issoudun.

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