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Meet the stallholder: La Barre Olives

Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Then check out our ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel.

This month –  meet Charlie from La Barre Olives. Charlie has been producing olive oil for about 15 years, selling it at the Market for the last four years. He grows the La Barre Olives at two groves – one at Yass and one at Cowra. Charlie says one of the nicest things about their oils is they combine the fruit from each of the groves and get a really lovely, balanced oil. The La Barre range includes flavoured oils with the most popular being the chilli and garlic oil, and the rosemary and garlic oil which are both great with savoury foods, roasts, and on steamed vegetables. Charlie says the most fun part of his business is experimenting and coming up with new varieties – there are currently 17 products at the Market, with most available for taste testing including the La Barre dukkha and caramelised balsamic. Tasty!

Find out more about our Market stallholders in our stallholder video series here.

Ooh la la barre – October 2013

We’ve got some news about one of our regular stallholders, with la Barre Olives now selling their award winning olive oil at the Market each week. La Barre have been with us at the Market since August 2012 but have not previously sold their oils here. La Barre Olives is an Australian producer of extra virgin olive oil. The olives are grown on two distinctive groves at Yass and Billimari in central NSW, and are then harvested, processed and sold by la Barre. Founded by Charles de la Barre de Nanteuil who wanted to establish an olive grove on his family farm at Yass, the processing plant at Billimari is now one of the biggest facilities in NSW. The la Barre range includes infused olive oils with flavours including chilli and garlic infused, and lemon infused, as well as olive oils, vinegars and condiments. You can find la Barre olive oils at the Market each Saturday so look for them on your next visit.