Since outdoor markets have been banned in France, producers have been organizing to continue delivering fresh produce to inhabitants. In Angers, an initiative launched by the city allows residents to buy local produce in shops which are otherwise closed during the lockdown period. Shopkeepers provide market gardeners with a central site to sell their fruit and vegetables for a few hours a week. Over the course of 15 days, more than 600,000 visitors have visited the online platform ‘Adopte ton maraîcher’ (adopt your market gardener). Read more in English here and in French here.
Contact: Bruno Gourdon