There are 70 members ain total including 5 women. Since 1995, about thirty young people have come to increase the number of salt farmers and rebalance the scale of age. The average age is about 50 but with a tendency for getting younger. New salt farmers are both guided and trained by the elders, as well as following a training program for a year at the Turballe. The salt farmers work today to preserve their know-how and exceptional landscapes that make up the salt marshes. Many salt marshes are restored allowing both the increase of production potential and the active protection of this living environment.

The members of the Cooperative of Salt Farmers
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The members of the Cooperative of Salt Farmers have strong values ​​and convictions. The common projects, the acts of mutual aid and the defense of the profession as a whole make this group of producers the guarantors of a profession and ensure its durability.

Salt seller tool: la lousse
© 2017 - Julien Roche

The salt farmers of the Cooperative are members of:

APSIR - Association of Salt Producers of Ré Island: pour:

  • Support for the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication)
  • Partner with Guinea

AFPS - French Association of Salt Producers:

  • Agricultural recognition of the profession
  • Obtaining the STG (Traditional Specialty Guarantee) label for the Fleur de Sel
  • The BIO (Organic) food label

Salt protection

L'outil du Saunier: la lousse
© 2017 - Julien Roche

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