The local asparagus, grown in the neighboring region of sandy soil, small lakes, and pine and birch forests that is called La Sologne, are of the white variety. In fact, the white and green asparagus varieties are really the same plant. It's just the way they are grown than differentiates them.

The other plant that grows well in the sandy soil of the Sologne and in the sandy bottom land along the Loire and Cher rivers is the strawberry. The season runs from April through June. The many varieties of strawberries grown in the Loire Valley are widely known by the finest gourmets. The local microclimate serves the fruit well, rendering it particulary sweet.
A star on the summer market stands is the Mara des Bois, a small, juicy variety of strawberry with a beautiful red colour. Very tasty!