Provence

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and ‘Fruite Noir’

New York olive oil merchant Steven Jenkins asks his friend in Provence about late harvest oils.

Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests

The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.
Special Report

Olive Oil Not Always Local at Provence Markets

Sometimes the olive oils sold at local markets throughout the South of France are anything but local, and French producers say customers are being tricked.

Cooperative Run by Volunteers Preserves a Provençal Tradition

Volunteers run a small cooperative mill in the Provence. Life is not always easy but they are intent on keeping the Provençal tradition.
Olive Oil Times Special

Oliviera: The ‘Anti-Tourism’ of Olive Oil

Nadim Beyrouti sells high quality olive oil from small producers in Provence. His restaurant Oliviera was created as a means to showcase his range of oils by pairing them with simple, fresh cuisine.

Nicolas Alziari

Alziari olive oil has been produced and sold in Nice, France for over 140 years. The company's products now sell in over 19 countries and the Alziari ‘grand crus’ range continues to be held in high regard.
Special Report

For French Olive Oil Producers, Less is More

Olive oil production in France is tiny compared to its neighbors and there's a "problem with notoriety." Jean Benoit Hugues shares what the interprofessional association Afidol plans to do about lifting the profile, and sales, of French olive oil.

Olivier Baussan’s Première Pression

The entrepreneur's newest project is a chain of olive oil shops emphasizing education and transparency.