Sue Manning

Open for business!

To all my customers and friends, I would like to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement both publicly and privately.
It is very comforting to know that so many of you understand the pressure of juggling family and a business.
So many things have shaped what Les Fromentaux is today, and will continue to change and direct the business in the future.   I would like to ask for your continued support and to tell you I will be publishing dates for Sunday dinner at the farm in the next week.
All meat (with the exception of lamb) is available to order and pick up at the farm, and the dates for the beef will be available shortly. We will be doing the Christmas hampers again this year as well as all oven-ready poultry.
Thank you all again, from me and my family, and look out for what is coming up on the Facebook page and the website.
Holiday Essentials Hamper

Holiday Hampers and Barbecue Boxes

Starting at Easter, we will be offering a hamper delivery service to local gites and holiday homes. Our gite boxes will include some of the basic essentials so that guests enjoy a tasty breakfast after a long drive, especially handy when the shops might not be open the following day!

Our holiday hampers are very flexible and can include cheeses, hams, wine and beer. We will also deliver a selection of prepared meals, or a BBQ box! The Barbecue boxes include a hand-picked selection of meats from the farm, as well as side salads and burger buns.

All these goodies can be ordered in advance and offered as a Welcome pack by the Gite owner, or holiday makers can contact us directly. We offer free delivery within 40km of the farm, for orders of 60€ or more.

For delivery outside of this area, or for special diets or celebration cakes, it’s a good idea to call us and see what can be arranged.

You can download a copy of our price list here.  To place an order, use our online order form.

open day 2016

Farm Open Day 2018

Come and see us at the Farm – there’ll be plenty to eat and drink plus some fun activities for the children!

We will keep you posted about this years Open Farm Day as soon as we know the date. 


You can help us feed the lambs and meet some of our cows, sheep and rabbits.

A small market will be selling beef, lamb, wine, beer, vegetables, cheese, honey and plants for your garden.

We look forward to seeing you – if you need any more information please call Sue on 02 54 25 34 73.

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    Events & Pie-Nights 2018

    Plenty of dates in the diary to come and see us and try some of our pies, sausages and other produce!

    To pre-order and collect items at any of the venues below, please fill out the Order Form and I’ll get back to you to confirm details.

    Every second tuesday of the month, we will do a Pie Night at Saint Leger Magnazeix, from 6pm – 8:30pm. 9.50€ per person.

    Every second Saturday of the month we will do a Pie Night at Champsac, from 6pm – 8:30pm. 9.50€ per person.

    (And when the weather gets a bit warmer we will sart organizing some events at the farm.)

    APRIL 2018:

    • We will be present at the Tendu night market on the 21st of april, from 5pm – 9pm
    • Getting into the spring spirit with our very first festival ! We have a chalet at the Festival Printemps de Bourges this year where we will be cooking home grown beef burgers, chilli and potatoes, and maybe a few pasties ! (from the 25th – 29th of April

    To see more updates and photos about our events, go and check out our Facebook page Earl Les Fromentaux.

    new for 2017

    A new year at the farm

    2016 presented a lot of new avenues that I really wanted to follow, but I simply didn’t have enough hours in the day to do it all on my own.  I am now joined by Ellen who has quickly become my right hand ‘man’ (so to speak!).

    Last year also saw the start of The Farmhouse Kitchen and the Pie Nights, which I’m delighted to say were an immediate success – our steak pies have gone down a treat!  In addition to the pies, we also take Sausages and Bacon to buy on the night and any pre-ordered meat for collection on the same evening. These new Pop-Up shops are working really well – you’ll find details of the next events on our Facebook page, but usually Le Champsac on the 3rd Saturday of the month, and in Saint-Léger-Magnazeix on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

    From March, we’ll also be offering lunches at the farm and private dining for up to 30 people.

    Very important to me has always been the outside catering that we can offer, and last year we did our first few weddings!!  It was a little daunting at the start but we love doing them and the atmosphere is fabulous. We’ve had such lovely reviews too, it’s given us a real buzz to know how much people have really enjoyed the food.

    After doing a very small amount of advertising, we have now booked a number of catering events for 2017 and some for 2018, so if you would be interested in us catering your event then getting in touch sooner rather than later would be advised.

    One final thing we really wanted to do for 2017 was get our website up to date and finally here it is!  You can now pre-order directly online using the Order Form, and also find out more about our sample menus for catering and the special occasion cakes I make to order.

    Joyeux Noel

    Hampers and Orders for Christmas

    Christmas Wrapped Up at the Farm!

    Our Farmhouse Kitchen Christmas hampers are filled with premium grade meat and free range poultry, complimented by delicious regional products.

    Taking the stress out of your Christmas day food, you can find everything you need to delight your friends and family with quality assured meat, at a price that cant be beaten!

    We are also making Christmas Cakes to order – call Sue 0254 253473 to find out more.

    All orders to be placed before 11 December to avoid disappointment!


    Box One, Up to 4 people (65€)

    • Turkey Crown or Entire oven ready Large Chicken or Entire oven ready Large Duck
    • Gammon Joint (approx. 500g-1 kg)
    • Joint of Roast Beef or Pork with Crackling (approx 1-1.5kg}
    • Sausage Meat, sage and onion stuffing (500g)
    • 8 chipolata sized pigs in blankets
    • 8 Rashers of Back Bacon

    Box Two, Up to 8 people (125€)

    • Entire oven ready Turkey or Duck
    • Gammon Joint (approx. 1.5-2kg)
    • Joint of Roast Beef or Pork with Crackling (approx 2-2.5kg}
    • Sausage Meat, sage and onion stuffing (1 kg)
    • 16 chipolata sized pigs in blankets
    • 16 Rashers of Back Bacon

    Premium box (220€)

    • Entire oven ready goose or Turkey
    • Gammon Joint (approx 1.5kg-2kg)
    • Beef Joint (approx 2kg-2.5kg}
    • Lamb Joint, Leg or Rack (approx 2kg)
    • Sausage Meat, sage and onion stuffing (1 kg)
    • 16 Chipolata sized pigs in blankets
    • 16 Rashers Back Bacon
    • Bottle of sparkling Wine
    • 2 Bottle of choice of red, white or rosé wine
    • Christmas Cake
    • Cheese Board of 5 Cheeses
    • Assorted chutneys

    Boxing Day Breakfast Box
    (8€ per person – although why not treat yourself all year round?!)

    Items per person:
    2 x Sausage
    2 x Rasher of Bacon
    2 x Eggs
    Black pudding

    Also available to order

    Gammon 9.50€/kg
    Sausages 8.00€/kg
    Bacon 11.00€/kg
    Sausage meat 8.00€/kg


    Goose (approx 4-4.5kg) 9.50€/kg

    Turkey (Bronze or Black):

    • Under 4kg 9.50€/kg
    • Over 4kg 8.50€/kg
    • Crown 12.50€/kg

    Duck (approx 4kg) 7.10€/kg
    Large chicken 6.90€/kg

    All poultry is free-range and can be butchered to order.

    Click here for an order form

    Our full price list is listed here:

    Collection Points:

    • 18 December – Christmas market at Les Herolles
    • 20 December – Le Champsac
    • 22 December – Cafe Bar d’Annie
    • 23 December – Le Sapin Vert & La Bonne Planque

    The Farm Shop will also be open 10h30 – 19h00 from 19 – 24 December!

    Pie night!

    Pie night at the farm!

    Pie night at the farm on 10 September!

    3 courses for 14,50€ including tea or coffee

    Starter: Charcuterie
    Main: Pie, chips and vegetables, (steak and kidney, steak and ale, or just steak!)
    Dessert (home-made of course!)

    There will be locally produced beer and wine available to buy on the night.

    Places are limited and booking is essential – call 0254 253473 or email Sue

    Markets 2016

    Markets 2018

    Here are the markets we’ll be attending in 2018 – for more details about ordering or delivery please email Sue

    La Souterraine morning market, every saturday from 8:30am – noon.

    Tendu market on the 21st of April, from 5pm – 9pm.

    Buzancais market on the 30th of June and the 4th of August.

    More to come..

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