Appellation Contrôlée | Apcon connects pickers with farmers in France since 1994. From personal experience we know which are good places to work: good conditions, pleasant atmosphere and much contact with colleagues and other cultures and customs. We personally looked for and selected the places where we book jobs for harvest work. Apcon is an organisation registered in the Netherlands and it meets all the legal requirements necessary to organise and offer these programmes.
Our history and background
Appellation Contrôlée dates back to 1994 when it started out of what originally was a hobby: working and travelling about through Europe. It proved to be the best way to travel cheaply and to get to places where not many do: at the tables in the homes of employers, colleagues and many others.
We started with a programme in France after many friends and acquaintances had asked us to give them addresses etc. We know from experience that you can get by from work and what the land provides in any season. However, we would like to caution you: after two weeks in a vineyard or a southern orchard you’ll be dead tired, satisfied and so restless that you probably don’t want to go home anymore; in love with somebody or the region; you name it…. Have a taste of that freedom!
All our international programmes are based on personal work experience. We visit all farmers personally, enter into an agreement with them, examine the amenities and the like and we figure out how you can get there, e.g. by means of public transport.