The best organic shop in Europe is in Belgium


Focused on organic farming and direct sales since 1978, La Ferme à l'Arbre has just won a prestigious award from the European Commission.

On the occasion of the European Day of Organic Farming, the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, the Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations, the General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca) and IFOAM Organics Europe revealed the results of their competition aimed at rewarding European actors who are making a significant contribution to improving, developing and stimulating the organic farming value chain.

Eight awards were presented in seven categories: best organic farmer (female and male), best organic city, best organic region, best organic biodistrict, best organic small business, best organic restaurant and best organic food retailer. And it was in this last category that La Ferme à l'Arbre was chosen from among 2,000 participants.

Founded in the area of Lantin (commune of Juprelle, in the province of Liège) by Henri Paque in 1978, this family farm has had an organic business focused on sustainable and circular production for over 40 years. Using only green energy, avoiding packaging and focusing on local sourcing, this shop offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables, meats and poultry from their own farm or from neighbouring organic farmers who share the same philosophy.

With more than 40 employees today, La Ferme à l'Arbre demonstrates that organic farming can be profitable in the long term at the European level.