On a sunny day last month, members of the Traveling Gourmets group of the AIWC took an excursion to Ferme de Merlinge.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the garden, followed by a tour of the farm. Before and after the meal, we had the chance to browse for local products in the on-site marché. Locally made jam, bread, saucisses sèches, cheese, wine, infused oils, and vinegars were on offer alongside a bounty of farm-fresh produce.




Berries aren’t yet in season, but later this month, the farm offers visitors the opportunity to pick their own fruit (strawberries, raspberries) for purchase. I’ll be watching for updates to the farm’s website and also checking their answering machine (022 759 18 73), which is updated regularly with information on self-picking.

Lunch group 3742On Saturdays, some Sundays, and some public holidays, the farm also hosts brunch. Because the brunches are popular, reservations are needed in advance. Click here for information about brunch at Ferme de Merlinge.

Thanks to organizers of the event and the Famille Chollet for a wonderful afternoon!


For more information: Visit the homepage of the Ferme de Merlinge by clicking here. The farm is located at 85 rte de Gy, 1251 Gy. Parking is available on-site; by public transportation, Bus A stops directly in front of the farm (stop: Merlinge). The farm is open Wednesdays 9h-18h and Saturdays 9h-14h.

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