VINCENS NOUGATS, St. Zacharie, France
There is a shop in this village of 5,000 people, that specializes in local organic honey. Gathering honey from bee keepers in Aix, Collobrieres, Vallensole and other local villages, they use it to make all kinds of sweet treats.
When I opened the door and stepped in, the proprietress welcomed me with a "Bonjour Madam." She brought out a silver tray laden with honey in several flavors (my favorite was nougat, lavender was a close second.)
There were soaps, lotions, shampoo, face creams...raw pollen, beeswax candles, honey bonbon's, honey marshmallows and even honey wine.
They sell books about beekeepers around the world and the routes honeybee's travel.
But the thing I loved the best was the honey nouget.
Vincen's Nougat of St. Zacharie, France is a fourth generation, family-owned, family-run business.
Because I didn't make it to the Brocante this week (it's been a bit hectic since I arrived!) I am sending my first prize winner a gift of honey nouget from Vincen's.
Congratulations Laura of 52 Flea. Send me your snail mail address.