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Growing goji berries in the south of France

Eric Marcer is the managing director of EARL 3A Bio de France and grows goji berries on one hectare in the south of France, at the foot of the Canigó. Last season he harvested around 1,5 tons. “This year we hope to harvest two tons,” says Eric.  

According to Eric, a significant part of the 40  tonnes of goji berries bought by French consumers each year contains a high amount of pesticide residues. “I want to offer a quality product.” The berries grown by Eric are all organic. “I only sell fresh berries to retailers of organic food, especially Biocoop. Besides, I only sell plants to organic growers. Consumers buy goji berries to improve their health, and therefore it needs to be organic. Those who do not convert to organic growing forget about several risks.”   

The most important characteristic of Goji berries is that it stimulates the cell regeneration. “It is a very powerful antioxidant.”

Regarding goji berries, Eric is a real expert. Before starting the business in 2014 the studied the product for five years: a market research and a scientific study conducted by the laboratory AkiNao. He is proud of it. “I am the only one who gathered all this information about goji berries before actually producing it.”

For more information: 
EARL 3A Bio de France
Eric Marcer

Publication date: 3/13/2018


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