Le Printemps de la Châtaigne is open to visitors on Saturday 29 April, between 9h and 17h, and takes place at the farm of M. Monteil, lieu-dit Le Peyret in Mazeyrolles on the D58.
A busy day of talks and events will be on offer, highlighting the work of chestnut growers in the area, as well as some of the challenges they face, such as the cynips which are a small, wasp-like insect that destroys the potential crop of the trees.
Demonstrations of some of the equipment used in the production of chestnuts will be available, as well as talks on how some produce a crop that is certified bio and how to promote chestnut products in today's market.
Entry is free and food will be available on the day, with a selection of chestnut-based products on offer.
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