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organic agriculture

Producer of AOP ORGANIC lavender in Provence

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AOP fine lavender fields
AOP fine lavender fields

Our AOP fine lavender crops (Lavandula Angustifolia) are grown on 12 carefully-tended hectares.

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Mechanical harvesting
Mechanical harvesting

Today, machines are used for the harvest.

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Cutters
Cutters

The cutting tools treat the plants with care

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Drying tunnel
Drying tunnel

The bouquets are hung head down for a few weeks, to ensure the best drying conditions.

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Trimming
Trimming

Careful trimming before the bouquets and wreaths are shaped

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Manual shaping
Manual shaping

Careful manual shaping to create perfect bouquet and wreath compositions

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Pre-wilting before distillation
Pre-wilting before distillation

Pre-wilting is an obligatory step in the AOP essential oil process

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Distillation
Distillation

AOP fine lavender essential oil is obtained by natural steam distillation

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Essential oil
Essential oil

Step separating the essential oil from the hydrolate

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Production

On our family farm located in the heart of the Sault plateau at an altitude of 800 m, we exclusively produce AOP lavender “angustifolia”, also called fine or true lavender.

Today converting to fully organic agriculture, our crops will have the ORGANIC (in French, BIO) label from 2019 on.

​Already, we implement traditional agricultural methods which respect the AOP (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) specifications, the only label guaranteeing the lavender genuinely comes from Provence.

 

We carry out all the operations to prepare the lavender for you, the customer. Cutting, pre-wilting, drying, leaf stripping, manual shaping of the bouquets and wreaths, and flower trimming are all skillfully performed in our workshop.

The essential oil is distilled by a local producers’ cooperative distillery.

The lavender straw remaining after the distillation process is composted then spread over the fields.