In 2011, the installation of two young organic market gardeners in the commune of Saint-Eloi made it possible to launch the idea of an AMAP. Many people then came together to help promote organic and local agriculture.
The association does not take any percentage on the products of the producers, only an annual subscription is collected. The AMAP thus currently has about fifty members spread over a radius of 15 km around Meximieux and 17 producers (goat cheeses, breads/delicacies, vegetables, beef and pork, eggs, apples, honey, oils, fruit juices, wines, cider, Cerdon, pasta, aromatic and medicinal plants, beer).
Each week, the members take turns to prepare the different baskets of vegetables that everyone comes to collect.
The investment of “amapiens” in producers is not only financial. They are more than just consumers. Indeed, "farm and crop discovery" days are organized and weekly contact during the distribution of baskets also makes it possible to discuss crop choices, farming methods, but also to share recipes on often varied seasonal vegetables.
Everything is supervised by AMAP AURA, which brings together the AMAPs of the Region. Producers meet specific criteria guaranteeing consumers the quality of production.
- Cheeses and dairy products
- Meat and cold cuts
- Vegetables and derived products
- Poultry and eggs
- Cereals and derived products
- Oils, spices and condiments
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Product tasting
- Collective point of sale sale
Rates not disclosed. According to producers and according to products
Annual membership: €20.
According to producers and according to products
Annual membership: 20€
- Bank transfer
From 01/01 to 31/12, every Tuesday from 18:30 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Sale behind the town hall of Meximieux: a covered courtyard on the "pedestrian" square of the library.