Medal rain for foie gras at the Paris Agricultural Show
For more than a week, visitors to the Paris International Agricultural Show enjoyed French local products and world specialities, and met exhibitors, who were able to share their passion for products of excellence. Wines, cheeses, oysters, snails and of course foie gras… Tastings were numerous in the different pavilions of the Show.
Foie gras, represented by numerous family stands, received a multitude of prizes at the General Agricultural Competition. Gold medals were awarded to Maison Metzler, Le vieux Chêne, Ferme des Rouvies, Maison Lembert, Ferme Bastebieille, Cabannes Joël et Benoît, Sudreau, les Canards d’Auzan, Labeyries SAS division specialized markets, Famille pères, AFG Foie gras, La Bélaudie Havard and La Drosera Gourmande. 32 silver and 31 bronze medals were also distributed.
The honoured Regions were delighted with the numerous prizes awarded for their local products. Georges Méric, President of the Departmental Council for Haute-Garonne, stressed: “These prestigious awards contribute to the influence of agriculture and the gastronomic heritage of the Haute-Garonne in France and on the international stage. We are proud to defend a sustainable agricultural model that respects the traditions of farming and livestock production and takes into account the interests of today’s populations and future generations“.
You can consult the details of these prizes on the General Agricultural Competition website (tick « Concours », « Produits issus de palmipèdes gras »). The prizes awarded for other local products (poultry, dairy products, jam…) and wines can also be found there.
Picture © general Agricultural Competition