We are La Ferme à l'Envers.. the upside down farm!
Our certified organic farm is 60km north of Toulouse and just 10km from the nearest city, Montauban.
We are Katrina and Guillaume, an international couple (Canadian and French) and we are living our farm dream. We have a daughter Kalie, three cats, four, five, six (adorable) pigs, a flock of hens, and a couple hectares of gardens that keep us not only busy but highly entertained :)
We produce a diverse range of veggies all year round. Come in the spring and enjoy the sugar snap peas, fresh salads, green garlic and the first courgettes! Come in the summer and enjoy the bounty of tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Come in the fall to get the crisp greens and the plethora of squash, carrots and potatoes !
Our farm employs two part-time workers during our busy season from April to September.
The farm itself is a living entity, growing and changing over the years and with the seasons, evolving with the contributions of all the wonderful volunteers we have coming by..
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Travellers coming through can participate in any aspect of farm life. There's a lot to learn about organic agriculture, sustainability, permaculture, cooking, preserving food, French culture, english and french language, construction, animals...
Workawayers are welcome to take part in our daily life on the farm. Weather you prefer helping indoors or out in the fields; transforming seeds into food is delicious and satisfying work!
Sharing knowledge, culture and recipes is what makes the farm come alive and what makes the work we do make sense.
Every summer we enjoy canning and preserving our summer harvests and we are happy to teach this valuable skill !
Market is a great opportunity to connect with locals, practice your language skills and get a chance to see the city.
The farm is 100% bilingual English and French, plus Spanish and Finnish are understood and spoken.
English, French, Spanish, Finnish
Guests on the farm stay in their own private caravan with shared toilet and shower facilities. Meals are provided for. Lunch and dinner is a shared communal meal while breakfast is do-it-yourself style.
Workawayers are free on the weekends to explore the French countryside. Montauban is a small city 10km away and Toulouse (major big city) is just a 40km south. There are several small pictoresque villages nearby.
We can pick up from the train station in Montauban. We have bikes available for use!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week