The Drôme is the number one departement in France for organic production and offers a wide range of produce: agriculture, viticulture, cosmetics, etc.

 

Look out for the AB sign, indicating Agriculture Biologique, the French for organic farming. You can occasionally visit organic farms, notably along the Drôme Valley, while Agribiodrôme in Die offers information to the public on the subject. If the Drôme is top of the list of French départements for organic agriculture, the Drôme valley and the Diois have certainly had their part to play in this story. For some time this area has had a strong organic and sustainable development presence. There are some large organic production units, whether in agriculture, wine growing or goat herding. The Diois is an ideal place for the organic production of perfumed, aromatic and medicinal plants; the département is a world leader in this domain. In summer the lavender fields awaken all our senses.