Olive oil from the Jardins de Porquerolles
Chemin des potagers
Île de Porquerolles
The extra virgin olive oil is obtained from fresh olives, using only mechanical processes: pressing, decanting, filtration.... The olives come from the conservatory orchards of the Port-Cros National Park with nearly 150 varieties of olive trees and 100 oleaster trees. It is a pure fruit juice that offers a wide range of aromas and flavors!
Since 1978, the island of Porquerolles is home to orchards of varietal collections, an exceptional natural heritage. Gathered over the years by the Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen de Porquerolles and the Parc National de Port-Cros, these hundreds of species of trees (olive trees, fig trees, mulberry trees...) are guarantors of a unique biodiversity and identity of our territory.
Since 2014, the National Park of Port-Cros wished to entrust the maintenance of the orchards of collections of the island of Porquerolles to the Association de Sauvegarde des Forêts Varoises, within the framework of a work integration. From this partnership between the National Park, the Conservatoire Botanique de Porquerolles and the association was born the COPAINS (COllections PAtrimoine INSertion) project, an exemplary agricultural estate project, meaningful and generating links, based on sustainable development.
In 2017, the association launched an organic market gardeningactivity . The harvested products are sold fresh or processed by us and marketed in short circuit. Thus were born the "Jardins de Porquerolles".