Olive harvest in Provence
I have to share these photos of my family in Provence in the village of Nyons ....where the famous olive oil is produced . My cousins Alain and Regine own and operate the family olive farm just like in the old days ( It is the 6th generation and they make the most delicious organic first cold pressed olive oil I know ). Yes it is Christmas and it is also the season to pick up the olives . The day after Christmas everybody is giving them a hand !
My little cousin Lou-Anne
My cousin Regine
Processing all the olives by hand as always .
Nyons is a cute little town in "Drome Provencale" the northern part of Provence at the foothills of the lavender fields ( we get our lavender oil from there ) . The olives are legendary and driving east and north of Nyons is just marvelous ... our very favorite area to go to ...unspoiled tiny roads and villages . ..worth exploring if you go to Provence !