SALES, LINKS and PARTNERS
Where to buy our Extra Virgin Organic olive oil…
At the butcher in Belgentier village, M. Gérald Hatzakortzian, in 1 litre bottles at the same price as at our farm.
At the little shop VIVAL in Belgentier village, in bottles of 25cl and 50cl, at the same price as at our farm. VIVAL is open all day every day 08h00 – 19h00.
You can also call us or email to order 5 litre cans (at 00 33 6 16 52 43 83 & firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will leave them at the butcher or at VIVAL.
At the Bio-Coop shop at Solliès Pont, 1 rue de Bruxelles, 83210 Solliès Pont, open Mon to Fri 0900-1300 and 1500-1930 and Sat 0900-1930, see https://valleedugapeau.biocoop.net
At the Bio & Co shop at La Garde, 3 ave Université, 83160 La Valette du Var, see their opening times at http://www.bioandco.bio
At the Botanic garden centre and shop at la Seyne sur Mer, another organic/BIO shop. Rue Lisbonne, ZAC des Playes Jean Monnet, at 83500 La Seyne sur Mer. See their opening times at https://www.botanic.com/nos-magasins/botanic-la-seyne-sur-mer/ssm.html?_r=true
Our oil is also sold in the UK, at the Sandy Lane Farm organic farm shop, which is not far from Oxford, well worth a visit.
The official site for our village Belgentier.
The local weather forecast for the village and the Gapeau Valley.
The Var Department official website which needs exploring for tourist sites and cultural activities.
Local markets in villages nearby and throughout the Var, great to visit when staying here.
Where our olive oil is sold
The local butcher, Gerald Hatzakortzian and his son sell our oil in their excellent shop.
Our oil is also sold in England, at Sandy Lane Farm, near Oxford which has a weekly market on Saturdays.
We are also partners with and advertise our Gîte through Bienvenue à la Ferme.
Other links – agriculture, olive oil, machinery etc.
AFIDOL: Association Francaise Interprofessionnelle de l’Olive is the controlling body for olive oil growers, based in Aix-en-Provence.
There is a local association of olive growers in the Var, GOV – Le Groupement des Oleiculteurs Varois, based now in Brignoles not far from us. This is where we take olive oil tasting courses, participate in olive oil tasting Concours, and do all manner of courses to learn about growing olives and the culture and history of olives in France.
The local “Min of Ag” office, la Chambre d’Agriculture du Var, is at Vidauban, an hour away. Here, the person specialising in olive trees and truffles is hugely informative and helpful.
Internationally, the Conseil Oleicole International in Madrid is the only inter-governmental organisation in the world which brings together all olive oil producers and consumers. Their site is well put together and contains a mass of data in English, especially on the health benefits of olive oil.
PCE Instruments is a leader in the production of high quality technical precision instruments for weighing, control, line processes, and laboratory use, with a huge catalogue of products. We use a PCE Instruments weigh plate to weigh the olives and oil in our mill.
“Natura 2000” is a European initiative to improve regional ecology and the environment which has been adopted by the French Government in the Var, and our village is also inside the recently created “Parc Regional Naturel de la Sainte Baume“.