Shopping local: France's AMAP farm basket scheme explained

Learn about France's AMAP scheme and whether or not it really is good value. Pictured: a vibrant food market in Paris, France.
Learn about France's AMAP scheme and whether or not it really is good value. Pictured: a vibrant food market in Paris, France.

Each month, we take a selection of reader questions and answer them. One of July's questions is about France's AMAP scheme and whether it is good value.

Question:

I want to eat more healthily – are farm AMAP schemes good value? F.S.

Answer:

AMAP (Association pour le maintien d’une agriculture paysanne) is a system whereby local consumers support a local farmer. Find one at reseau-amap.org.

The aim is for the farmer to obtain a fair price but to remain competitive ...

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