Last weekend we visited the (14th!) annual Bio (Organic) festival in Couiza.
We weren’t looking for anything in particular, but were hopeful to see like-minded people and enjoy the surroundings with baby.
Alongside the produce market (fruits, vegetables, honey, bread, cheese, wine, herbs, seeds…) were craftspeople (selling clothes, handmade leather shoes, wicker baskets, tools, pottery, children’s toys), demonstrators, films, lectures and a whole area dedicated to green building/construction.
The location was beautiful – stalls set alongside the river Aude – and the weather just perfect.
I especially enjoyed a stall where a lady had recycled children’s clothes into handbags – very creative! The place was full of families who would have probably been interested in the section for clothes swaps. Had we known this was here we would have brought the many clothes baby has now grown out of!
We didn’t stay for too long but I am already looking forward to the next festival when my french will
hopefully be considerably better. One of the talks was about the role of the midwife in France – in the UK I was told to have a home birth next time so it would have been useful to listen to that lecture!