Back in August I found out about a company called Taste Tours. This Paris-based company focuses their tours around the principle of seeking out “unfiltered and untarnished organic, ecological, ethical and above all, delicious local foods and wines that are respectful of the environment and produced in the most passionate way.” Not only does the company explore truly organic food, but the organisers take their findings to the best gastronomic regions in France and Canada. So, after meeting with the President of Taste, Geoffrey Finch, I became a member of the marketing team to help promote their tours in 2015 and their events in Paris.
Last Saturday there was an exhibition in the east of Paris next to the Bois de Vincennes called Marjolaine. This absolutely vast exhibition was made up of over 550 book stalls, food stalls (from organic nougat to parmesan to bio-dynamic wine), ethically produced clothes, hand carved furniture, medicinal herb stalls, I could go on but I think you get the idea. It was truly wonderful to see such an huge amount of accessible Green products which spanned such a wide variety. I grabbed as many cards as I could, spoke to different sellers about how they get their products seen by the masses without it being in any huge department stores. However, the majority of people said that the Green market is such a big one that a vast percentage of their clientèle come to them and they turn a great profit every year which is incredibly encouraging!
There was a conference on while I was there but unfortunately I didn’t know about it until I had finished! But, I did come away with many many business cards, a notepad full of names, a Rosemary plant and sore feet. All in all a successful and eye-opening day in the world of all things Green.