Fresher than fresh vegetables and fruits at La Cueillette de Caillan

By August 22, 2017SHOPPING, TO DO

Here in the South, we are spoilt with the best fruit and vegetables. What’s more fun than picking it yourself? Since we don’t have a vegetable garden of our own, my fingers really aren’t green, we headed for the pick your own farm La Cueillette de Caillan in Bessan.

Choose your wheelbarrow

The twins and I went off on a sunny summer day. On arrival, you first choose your wheelbarrow: small or big. You can buy a basket if you need and cutters are lent for free. After getting our picking equipment, we walked to the sign showing what can be picked that day. Here you also can get a plan of the garden.


Allez, c’est parti! First of all the potatoes and zucchinis. The kids got very enthusiastic when harvesting the potatoes. The zucchinis were so big that it was a challenge to find a somewhat normal sized one. From yellow, green and red bell peppers we went to the sun ripened tomatoes. Our wheelbarrows piled up pretty high!

Juicy raspberries

On our way to the raspberry field, we had a break in the shadow of a tree. Tip: Do not go in the middle of the day and bring water with you. You will definitely need it! And if you go raspberries picking, it’s smart to bring a small basket or bag. Fortunately, we had one of those with us. So we picked enough for a nice jar of homemade raspberry jam.

Basket full of goodies

At the cash register, you will find plenty of potatoes and onions if you don’t feel like picking them yourself. You can also get sweet melons. Prices are much lower than in the supermarket. For 23 euros we brought home a whole basket full of all kinds of goodies!


The pick your own farm is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to September. In October only on weekends. Look at the website for opening hours, because the farm closes at lunchtime until late afternoon.


Parking is free and easy.

Cueillette de Caillan
Domaine de Caillan
34550 BESSAN
+33 (0)4 67 09 31 69


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