The edition 2021 of the Apple Festival organized by the Association for the Development and Animation of the Saurat Valley was a great success on Sunday. The multicolored displays of the producers attracted many visitors from all over the department: “This day is a real success, confides Sylvie Marrot, president of ADAVS, in addition to the many visitors we welcomed several brotherhoods that we did not have. seen for at least two years because of the health crisis. ” Different coats of arms shone on the Place de la Rende: that of the brotherhood of the apple of course, but also those of the Ariegeois snails, the Knights of Lespinet de Foix, the Fig of Mas asil, the gourmet Houlette du Couseran, the violet of Toulouse, the Pastous, the Anguille of Gruissan, the Tasto Moujetos of Comminge and that of the Gascon beef.
From “love is in the meadow” to the feast of the apple
And this long-awaited meeting brought its share of surprises. Indeed, Jean-François Arabeyre, star of the edition 2021 of the program “Love is in the meadow”, broadcast on M6, honored the festival with traditional songs. Coming with the brotherhood of Pastous, the farmer did not hesitate to set the mood. The second musical entertainment of the day, alongside a chamber orchestra: “La Clef des champs”, wowed spectators with an outdoor classical music concert. The mountain apple, the flagship product of the day, aroused the interest of gourmets. Available in juice, crumble or even in a mussel, it has been the queen of the valley for a day.