How will your project help promote the gastronomy of the Hauts-de-France region?
For the past few years, there has been a particular interest in the origin of essential products, accompanied by a desire to “consume locally” through short circuits and proximity. In parallel, the diffusion of digital technology to the general public has accelerated in recent years. Today, the French have access to adequate quality equipment and a high level of Internet usage.
Based on these observations, the Hauts-de-France Region wanted to provide its citizens with an easily accessible tool to help them find local products. The Oùacheterlocal website is in line with these trends since it references, online, the producers of Hauts-de-France in short circuits, their productions and their points of sale, thus allowing access to complete and regularly updated information. The Internet user can then search either by product category or by geolocation. They can also find news related to local food circuits, developed by the territories and farmers’ networks, a “Producers in the spotlight” section as well as a calendar of seasonal products.
Also, we often hear that “to make good food, you need good products”. The Hauts-de-France region is rich in an immense gastronomic palette. The traditional Maroilles, locally brewed beers, endives cooked in all their forms, the typicality of the capuchin beard, among others, are all dishes that characterize our region and found our gastronomic cultural identity. Who better than the farmers to offer quality products and bring the gastronomy of Hauts-de-France to life?