A fertile soil for a unique taste
On Noirmoutier island, the potatoes take advantage of a particularly mild climate and a salty air. They grow on a sandy soil enriched by kelp, which is picked up by farmers in autumn on the beaches and which is used to smoke their fields. The particular taste of Noirmoutier potatoes is said to come from the seaweed's iodine.
According to the traditions, potatoes are planted by hand at Candlemas, and are to be harvested 90 days later, in the beginning of May, in “grenaille” shape, that is to say when they are as big as a thumb. In order to be savoured, it just has to be rubbed under water and brown in butter.
The BONNOTTE is only cultivated on Noirmoutier island, in small quantity. It's ratio is only 100 tons on 10,000 tons of potatoes harvested on the island.
The other types of potatoes grown are the SIRTEMA: the top of spring potatoes. It is the most ancient variety grown on the island. We have after the LADY CRIST'L and the ROSEVAL, a red potato. June is the CHARLOTTE period: blond with firm texture, offering a deep and intense taste.
A cooperative proud of its label
The 40 Noirmoutier grower artisans respect particular requirements specifications in order to maintain their production level. Quality, security and transparency norms as well as the approach developed by the Noirmoutier cooperative fit into a Agriconfiance frame of reference, guaranteeing high quality potatoes.
300 tons are processed every day and each potato is sent the day of its harvest.
A site entirely dedicated to the so unique Noirmoutier potato.