We booked on August 15th - never the easiest thing in France - and with a vegetarian, too - ditto. Not only was the special request to accommodate vegetarian requirements embraced enthusiastically, what they created off-menu was a showstopper! A huge bowl of salad, crudités, roasted vegetables, cheese, topped with a perfectly poached egg was more than enough to satisfy, and the homemade bread was the perfect accompaniment. As the name suggests, all produce was locally grown or sourced, and the scallops for the (non-veggie) starter were some of the best I've tasted. Perfectly cooked, with impressive coral, they were melt-in-the-mouth sweet. The menu was balanced by a delicious confit de canard, impeccably sourced cheeses, and a café gourmand. And then... I asked for a digestif. Appropriately, the well-informed staff offered a Loire specialty, but I was in the mood for an Armagnac, and so they brought me the list. A separate list, just for all the vintage Armagnac they hold, every year from '62 on, with tasting notes. I plumped for the year of my birth, and was not disappointed - it was smooth, cultured, refined. Much like other things from '73. The restaurant sits at the side of the gorgeous ground-lit cathedral, and will definitely be on the list of places to revisit. Angers is a jewel of the Loire; La Ferme is the foodie jewel of this city.