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25 Jul 2018


Friday 8, June 2018, was Les Aromates de Provence cooperative’s 30th anniversary. The event took place throughout the day, with about a hundred people gathered together with producers and partners in the sector, at Trets on the cooperative’s processing site.

Luc Justamon, the cooperative’s president, greeted all the participants with a word of welcome. He recalled the cooperative’s history in the presence of the people behind its creation, a very moving moment with a speech by André Doudon.



Several people’s speeches, including M. De Laurens from DRAFF PACA, as well as M. Ferraud, Mayor of Trets, and Bénédicte Martin, all praised the exemplary work done by the entire sector, including the producers.

The patronage took place symbolically : Bénédicte Martin, President of the Regional Council’s Agricultural Commission appointed by the producers, patron of PGI, entered into the spirit of the fictional baptism of the PGI thym de Provence.



In the presence of Nathalie Vucher (INAO*), Vincent Mignerat (AIHP* President), Laurent Depieds (CPPARM* President), Luc Justamon (Les Aromates de Provence President), and André Doudon, the thyme of Provence was consecrated, under a shower of dried leaves.

Finally, the day continued joyfully with a meal themed on PGI thyme (lamb cooked on a spit with thyme, goat’s cheese with thyme, French PGI thyme and strawberry macaroon).

The PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) is a true recognition for the producers and for the work carried out within the cooperative for many years (which has already received the Red Label for its Herbes de Provence). It guarantees the Provence geographical indication of the thyme from Provence.


*INAO : Institut National de l’origine et de la qualité / French National Institute of Origin and Quality

*Association Interprofessionnelle des Herbes de Provence / Business Association

*Comité des plantes à parfum, aromatiques et médicinales / French Medicinal, Aromatics and Perfum Plants Committee