Market gardening is the main driving force behind the organic vegetable market. These farmers, who are also called market gardeners, sell their products in short circuits directly in baskets or at markets.
However, most market gardeners sell in long circuits, which means that they sell their vegetables to supermarkets, central purchasing departments and the food production industry. In contrast to growing food plants in gardens, where the person growing the food may eat it themselves, the purpose of market gardening is to sell products. In addition, we also find certain areas are more favourable to a particular crop. This is why certain market gardening crops are associated with certain locations, and sometimes benefit from designation of origin, such as Pays de Cavaillon melons, Marmande tomatoes or Nantes lily of the valley.