Discovery, pedagogy and rurality: immersion in Wallonia’s foie gras farms

Curious about where your food comes from? Want to dive into the daily reality of farming? Or do you feel like showing your support to farmers and agricultural producers?

Find what you are looking for during the Walloon Open Farm Days of 25 and 26 June!

Nearly 60 farms from all over the Walloon region will welcome you in their premises and give you the opportunity to experience farming life first hand!

Once again, both the Louis Legrand farm and the Sauvenière farm will participate in this event.

The Louis Legrand farm located in Templeuve, near the city of Tournai, is specialised in duck breeding, notably for the production of foie gras, and in the cultivation of traditional crops such as maize and wheat.

Also specialised in ducks for the production of foie gras, the Sauvenière Farm is located in the village of Hemptinne-lez-Florennes, in the province of Hainaut. There, you will find various other home-made and local products derived from duck farming such as cassoulet or foie gras stuffed quails.

Your visit at these farms will give the whole family the chance to discover, enjoy and relax around experienced and passionate farm professionals.

Discover the history of the farms, the breeding of ducks and the processing facilities. You’ll also be able to witness the practice of assisted feeding.

Enjoy tasting experience and catering with products directly from the farm (foie gras, confit, cassoulet, local drinks …).

And finally, relax around family friendly activities such as animal feeding, carriage rides, wooden games and even a bouncy castle!

The Sauvenière and Louis Legrand farms are well known for their attention to open air and great animal welfare, fundamental characteristics of foie gras production. 

You will find out that fat palmipeds breeders wear many different hats: farmer, artisan, processor, seller, etc.

Do not hesitate to enter one of these farms this weekend!