17th Old Fruits Market in Orpierre
October 26, 2019: the 17th Old Fruits market in Orpierre
The Baronnie des Princes d’Orange invites you to discover its fruit heritage with this 17th old fruits market on October 26th. Participate in workshops, visit the exhibitions, discover the forgotten varieties of fruits and the ancestral know-how, observe the
demonstrations and stroll on the big market with flavors.
Aromatic plants have the place of honor on the shelves this year!
Presentation of the 17th Old fruits market
Focus on aromatic plants
This 17th edition of the old fruits market will see the opening of a new space entirely dedicated to the theme of the year: aromatic plants.
In addition to traditional thyme or basil, you will have the opportunity to discover other such as gentian, wild thyme, marjoram, oregano, fennel, not to mention the genever, so popular on the slopes of the Alps of Haute Provence. Thus, you will approach them in all their forms: dried, in essential oils, extracts or incorporated in recipes.
In addition, you will learn everything about varieties. Both their cultivation and the history of aromatic plants, which in the past did not differ from perfume plants or medicinal plants.
Finally, you will be introduced to their culinary use, in which they are widely available.
And as usual, we can eat locally, especially with the traditional spelled soup prepared on site.
Among the attractions in Orpierre on October 26
Big market with flavors
Sale and tasting of old and current fruits. Also sale of fruit plants (varieties of past and present), truffle plants. Sale by producers of linden, juice, honey, jams, walnuts, almonds, pies, oils and wines, soaps, spirulina … Market mushrooms and wild bulbs, aromatic herbs.
Discover multiple old varieties of fruit: apples, pears, quince, … (Gap Charance CNBA). Regional Natural Park of Baronnies Provençal, Alpine Society of Nature Protection (SAPN).
All day :
Exhibition on juniper: botany, ecology, uses, …
Determination of old varieties (with the help of the association Croqueurs de Apples)
Old-fashioned Lavender Distillation (Laborel Festival Committee)
Demonstration and grafting workshop (with the help of the association Fruits Oubliés)
At a fixed time:
Botanical outing (depending on the weather): many plants in our hedges are aromatic (used in cooking). A simple walk with a specialist is rich in lessons!
Demonstration of traditional manufacture of pistoles (Brotherhood of Pistoliers de Trescléoux)
Demonstration of regeneration size of old fruit trees (with the help of the Chamber of Agriculture of the Hautes Alpes)
Pressing old-fashioned fruit juice.
– amateur jam contest (04 92 51 19 02),
– library space
– rope workshop
from 9am to 5:30pm.
At noon: meal spelled soup (on reservation at the Tourist Office on 04 92 66 30 45). Fast food and traditional on site.
Parking and shuttles organized on site.
Warning: there is no ATM in Orpierre (the closest to Laragne and Serres), be forewarning!
Phone / contact
07 84 45 47 21 – 04 92 66 30 45
The hôtel les Chênes is located 35 minutes from Orpierre.