Saffron: a high maintenance love affair

Saffron production is a labour of love – a process so labour intensive that it is hardly surprising that the fiery coloured spice is the most expensive in the world.

Over the past few months, we have followed Marie, a saffron farmer from Espira de Conflent, as she took us step by step through the fascinating process of saffron production.

The first flowers bloomed on the 11th October and so harvesting is now underway.

If your curiosity has been piqued and you’d like to try your hand at your own high-maintenance love affair, then here’s your chance. During the next 2 weeks (approximately), take part in a FREE saffron workshop and discover just how meticulous the job is! Your labour will not go unrewarded!

Saffron Harvesting Workshop

When: every morning, 7.30am
Where: Saffronière, Marquixanes, Lieu dit “La Coûme”

Saffron Pruning and Dehydrating Workshop

When: following each harvest- contact Marie for precise dates and time
Where: Annexx, 474 rue Louis Delage, Perpignan

Sign up today!

Safran de Marie
06 70 10 41 77

Missed the previous posts?
Catch up here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

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