Toulouse: Rémi, the nomadic baker sells his bread by bicycle
Rémi Carne, the creator of the “Les Bles Ancients” bakery, sells his sourdough bread on Tuesdays and Fridays. He transports these productions to the various collection points, in the city center of Toulouse and in Ancely.
The former aeronautical engineer, Rémi Carne, travels almost 20km on an electric bike when he delivers his hundred loaves, on Tuesdays and Fridays, to his various collection points in Toulouse. “I transport 30 kilograms, even 40 kg of bread on this two-wheeler. I chose the bike because I like it. It’s a good way to get around the city center,” explains the baker.
An ecological concept
It is in a 40 m² room, at Papus level, that Rémi Carne installed his “Les BlésAnciens” bakery, almost three years ago. Production of “healthy, nutritious and digestible” sourdough bread in the morning, delivery in the afternoon to the various collection points, this is the organization of the 37-year-old man. “My motivation is that I create in my own way. I came up with an idea that looks like me,” he continues.
To place an order, you must go to its website, at least the day before the day of production. This method allows him not to waste his quality products and ingredients. “I use organic flour, of an ancient variety, which allows for better digestion. My breads are sourdough, they weigh between 500 grams and 1 kg, these two parameters allow for better conservation. It will keep for at least five days. The man works in collaboration with local producers of the Garonne and the Gers. “That’s a plus! I know the peasant millers and the mill where the flour is made. This production method is therefore environmentally friendly and takes place in a short circuit.