Olives and olive trees in Provence
Where can it be purchased ?
You will find a very high quality of oil all over Provence by purchasing from small village mills, larger mills and co-operatives that group together olive harvests from several owners.
In certain municipal mills, because of the production volume you will not always find a label on the bottle. You may even often find a recycled soft drinks or Perrier bottle enjoying a new lease of life filled with this precious juice.
In the smaller mills, you can only purchase oil during the oil production season. It is recommended to phone beforehand as the majority of olive growers take back their oil.
A small municipal mill processes between 10 and 20 tons of olives per year using traditional methods. The larger mills process more than 200 tons, i.e.: more than 20,000 litres of oil. On average, mills and co-operatives process between 30 and 100 tons of olives per year.
You will find shops specialising in the olive, who offer oils from various AOC labels, from different valleys and mills and of course an entire range of table olives and olive-based products (tapenade, anchoïade (tapenade, anchovy paste, aïoli,..).
Oil mills and other sales outlets
Moulin du Rossignol, Grasse
Moulin Alziari, Nice
La Maison de l'Olive, Nice
Moulin de la Brague, Opio
Moulin de Castagniers
Coopérative Oléicole, Levens.
|Alpes de Haute Provence
Moulin de l'Olivette. Manosque
Moulin des Pénitents, Les Mées
Moulin Fortuné Arrizi,Les Mées
Moulin Paschetta, Oraison
Bouches du Rhone
La Récuperado, Fontvieille
Moulin de Bédarrides, Fontvieille
Moulin du mas St Jean, Fontvieille
Coop. de la vallée des Baux, Maussane
Mas des Barres, Maussane
Moulin Moderne Rossi, Mouries
Moulin Coopératif, Mouries
Les Magnarelles, Mouries
Moulin du Mas neuf, Mouries
Moulin de la Cravenco, Raphèles les Arles.
Domaine du Souviou, Le Beausset
Moulin de Ste Côme, La Cadière d'Azur
Coopérative de Correns
Coopérative la Laborieuse, Cuers
Moulin du Flayosquet, Flayosc
Moulin Gervasoni, Aups
Moulin de Callas
Moulin Lou Calen, Draguignan
Moulin de St Cassien, Draguignan
Moulin du Père Louis, Sollies Ville