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Le Marché sur l’eau – Claye-Souily

By Camille Vilain

Le Marché sur l’eau – The Market on water

The idea came out after several meetings with the actors in fluvial navigation (boatmen) and market gardeners near Paris, Claire-Emmanuelle Hue decides to use fluvial navigation as a type of shipping and sell local products. Obtaining in 2010 the award “Soft mobility” of CréaRÎF by the Île-de-France region and an crowdfunding campaign has accelerated the development of the project. In developing the project Market on water, it will reduce the ecological imprint of our food consumption

Key actors

Main promoters:
– Market on water is an association composed of three types of members : full members, active members, supporting members, a board of directors, employees and volunteers.

Secondary players:
– Farmers and market gardeners
– L’Atelier, Regional Resource Centre of Social and Solidarity Economy / Participates in financing the project by obtaining award of the contest CréaRîF Entreprendre autrement 2010.
– 4 clubs Cigales of Île-de-France (Investors Club To An Alternative and Local Management of Solidarity Savings) / financial support.
– Regional Delegation of Ile-de-France / Financial Partner for 2012 and distinction in the contest « L’alimentation autrement ».
– Mayor of Paris / Winner 2011 call of projects of the social and united economy
– City of Pantin / Support association in its technical development.
– La Rotonde-Place Stalingrad / Receive distributions of the association and make available its restaurant terrace and storage local for free.
– Feeling dace factory / Receive association’s crates and stands between the distributions for free.
– Cafézoïde (cultural coffee children) / Take over and cook vegetables coming abandoned baskets and unsold Rodonde ’s market.
– Blend (communication agency) / Voluntarily designs the visual identity of the association and realize communications materials.
– Agricultural Urbanism Lab / Realize for free analysis of the environmental lifecycle.

– City-dwellers
– Consumers

Role of design

Through its strong convictions based on respect for people and their natural environment, Market on water aims to develop a better knowledge of the agricultural world, its reality and its difficulties. The project wants to turn its action into a participative way, beginning to listen to its members and promoting dialogue around agricultural production. Moreover, Market on water wants to create a direct link between farmers and consumers, which are committed to purchase production at a fairy price and by paying early.

CONTACT (of the editor)

AssociationbMarché sur l’eau Adress : 204 rue de Crimée 75019 Paris – Email :