Canada "The favorite farm of the French": at Château de Bélon, the river gives oysters its taste
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Wednesday March 3, on France 3, we will know if the Huîtrières du Bélon oyster farm in Riec-sur-Bélon, in Finistère-Sud, is the favorite farm of the French. This place represents Brittany.
The Huîtrières du Bélon oyster farm, in, in Finistère-Sud, takes part in the , Wednesday March 3, on . "I got a phone call almost a year ago. To represent Brittany, the production wanted a place, a site, linked to the sea, explains François de Solminihac. As we had made a video of the whole property, I sent it. It seems that when Stéphane Bern saw him, it stunned him. »
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François de Solminihac is 66 years old. An engineer by training, he has always lived in the family property in Finistère, on the banks of the Bélon, opposite the port. "This program is a lot of recognition: that of a life devoted to a region. If in addition it can serve the region, so much the better. I have been going to oyster farms since I was 12 years old. We were allowed to go alone, as soon as we could swim. "Living heritage
The property is spread over 3 hectares. It has been in the family since 1864. “The first farm dates from my great-grandfather. It originated in the time of Napoleon III and was created under the aegis of the Collège de France. At that time already, oysters were sent as gifts to Paris. "
Since that date, the De Solminihac family has been fighting for " to save and conserve this exceptional, historical, cultural and gastronomic heritage. To protect traditional know-how. This site is also the work of a family, of a lifetime. It’s living heritage. »
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It is already a given that the tradition will continue. "My four children will one day take over the business. They've always seen me fight over all of this. They saw me resist the pressures, when they wanted to redeem us. I held on, like a barnacle on her rock. "
François de Solminihac remembers that time, when as a student, he participated in the " rescue of the Lanriot chapel, just opposite Moëlan-sur-Mer, and at the bottom of the Bélon cove. There was a lock and marina project. We fought against it. »
Over time, the Huîtrières du Bélon have diversified their offer. “We have a natural campsite, a farm with photovoltaic panels and therefore the oyster farm. " This is a place open to the public that can be visited.Short circuit for oysters
Each year, 15 tonnes of flat oysters and as many hollow oysters leave the farm. “We sell them locally and do very little shipping. » The short circuit is a must at De Solminihac. Owner "prefers flat".
But he doesn't want to make anyone jealous. "I like my hollows. They have a lot of flesh and are very crunchy. You have to start with the flat before the hollow, which has a stronger taste. "
By the way, what is so special about the Bélon oysters? "They are sweeter and less salty than those from the open sea. It is the Bélon river that gives our oysters its taste. We have many springs flowing into it and this water is full of iron. In these sources, it is red with rust. »
Discover the ranking of The favorite farm of the French, Wednesday March 3, at 9:05 pm, on France 3.
Ottawa urged to fund Burnaby fire department expansion amid Trans Mountain safety concerns .
NDP MP Peter Julian said his party has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking for financial support to build a fire hall near the tank farm. Your browser does not support this video "When you increase the volume, as Mr. Trudeau is proposing, you are increasing the risk and it is irresponsible that the federal government is not stepping forward and providing funding for safety that is so important for the residents in Burnaby," Julian said Thursday. Burnaby City Coun. Sav Dhaliwal said around 30,000 people live and work near the tank farm, which will see growth from 13 to 26 tanks.