An economy with a human face

Generations of growers follow one another, rooted in their territory, brought up with this unique family spirit, to continue to make the "Creators of real flavours" signature vibrate with pride.

Every grower counts!

All united by a bond of co-responsibility made possible by a democratic system whose added value is based on shared values: absolute equity between its members, equal rights and duties, and a constant desire to highlight the products and the work of each and every one involved. Cofruid’Oc is an economy with a human face, which cares above all about the men and women who work within it, to build a sustainable world together. The cooperative is part of a long-term vision.

Generations of growers follow one another, rooted in their territory, brought up with this unique family spirit, to continue to make the "Creators of real flavours" signature vibrate with pride.

Every grower counts!

All united by a bond of co-responsibility made possible by a democratic system whose added value is based on shared values: absolute equity between its members, equal rights and duties, and a constant desire to highlight the products and the work of each and every one involved. Cofruid’Oc is an economy with a human face, which cares above all about the men and women who work within it, to build a sustainable world together. The cooperative is part of a long-term vision.

The President's vision

Environmentally friendly production, a sense of community, a forward-looking approach, respect for our commitments and for people, a sense of responsibility, fairness, openness… are all part of Cofruid’Oc’s fundamental mindset. The values of our cooperative company are in line with the current expectations of society.

In order to give meaning and method, we rely on our responsible and social strategy, which is based on 6 essential axes for the sustainability of our farms and cooperative. This approach creates links between our growers, employees, partners and territory. It should contribute to a better recognition and understanding of our profession and its contribution to society.

It expresses our desire for a forward-looking Cofruid’Oc, which welcomes future generations, a Cofruid’Oc that is always seeking to improve! Growers and employees together will rise up to the challenges we face, by priding ourselves on our strong and meaningful ambition.

Jean Nougaillac,

President of Cofruid’Oc since 2013

Good for you! Good for us!

The inclusive mobilisation of all our members gives them the capacity to support shared projects that create value, by generating economic dynamism at an individual level.

The emergence of Pink Lady apples or the relaunch of the Reine des Reinettes Gourmande variety are actions born of our determined and pioneering commitment to treat our consumers to real flavours.
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With all our growers based locally, around the Camargue region, the cooperative guarantees efficient production and farms that cannot be relocated thanks to modern, quality tools at the service of everyone.

A cooperative that is as close as possible to the reality of its environment and profession, so that consumers may find the grower behind the product.

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All our members have access to the same services, the same support and the same method of remuneration in order to innovate and make progress at their own level.

By sharing investments and risks, we perpetuate our activity, which is essential today as well as for the future, and protect our growers and our ecosystem thanks to such solidarity.

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Key figures

Key figures

Our story

Severe frost destroyed the vineyards of the Saint-Just community in 1956. Pioneers then imagined an alternative to wine growing: apple trees. These young men decided to join forces to store, package and sell their production by creating a cooperative. To find out what happened next, let us tell you our story in a video.

Ingredients

FOR THE SWEET PASTRY:

  • 100 g butter
  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 40 g egg
  • 200 g flour

FOR THE TASTY GRANNY® APPLE SAUCE

  • 4 Tasty Granny® apples (600 g when peeled)
  • 60 g sugar

CRISPY ALMOND TOPPING:

  • 50 g egg white
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 g flaked almonds

Preparation

Place the diced butter in a bowl and soften it in the microwave.

Then cream the butter and icing sugar together. Add the eggs at room temperature and whisk.

Then add the flour and mix using a wooden spoon. Knead the pastry into a square.

Place the pastry on cling film and seal it. Finally, using a rolling pin, flatten the dough evenly and set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Peel the 5 apples and dice them.

Then fry the diced apples in the butter and sugar over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until you obtain a compote.

Form the pastry into a ball and kneed it using a rolling pin.

Once flattened, prick the pastry using a fork, then turn it out into a tart tin or pastry ring, and line the tin.

Flatten the excess dough using the rolling pin. Repeat the step a second time, if your pastry doesn’t fall out of the ring, it’s a success!

Add the cold compote to the tart and flatten the edges slightly.

Pour in the egg whites and sugar, and mix.

Once the mixture has been blanched, add the flaked almonds, and mix.

Spread the mixture evenly over the compote.

Bake the tart for 25-30 minutes at 170°C.

You can add a few pieces of Tasty Granny® apple sprinkled with icing sugar.
Now all you have to do is dig in!

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE:

  • 290 g Tasty Granny® apples
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 3 g cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 g baking powder
  • 55 g walnuts
  • 120 g sunflower oil
  • 75 g egg

FOR THE DECORATION:

  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • 100 g icing sugar

Preparation

 Cut the apples into large pieces, and grate them.

Put the oil and eggs in a bowl and mix using a wooden spatula.

In another bowl, mix the wholemeal flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the nuts, and mix.

Add the egg and oil mixture and mix well until the mixture is compact.

Add the grated apples and mix until the mixture is smooth.

Place the dough in a buttered cake tin and bake for 25-30 minutes at 170°C.

Ingredients

FOR THE APPLES:

  • 2 Legend® apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 30 g de sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 40 g butter

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 220 g flour
  • 160 g sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 200 g butter
  • 40 g oatmeal

Preparation

 Cut off the ends of the apples, peel them and cut them into cubes.

Place them in a dish and add the lemon, sugar, ground cinnamon, and mix. Finally, add the diced butter.

Prepare the topping by mixing the flour, sugar, vanilla extract and butter in a bowl. Knead well. Add the oats. Place the topping on the apple pieces.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Sprinkle with icing sugar and decorate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

FOR THE APPLES:

  • 12 Tasty Granny apples
  • A mixture of water and lemon juice
  • Pistachios

FOR THE ALMOND CREAM:

  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 70 g sugar 
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • 1 egg

FOR THE PASTRY:

  • 140 g unsalted butter
  • 90 g icing sugar
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 40 g ground almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 230 g flour

Preparation

Cut the apples into thin slices and dip them in the lemon and water mixture.

Start preparing the pastry by dicing the butter. Mix the flour with the icing sugar, ground almonds, salt, vanilla extract and add the butter. Knead well. Add one egg yolk and knead again. Wrap your pastry in cellophane and let it rest for 40 minutes in your refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. To prepare the almond cream, start by mixing the previously diced butter and the sugar. Add the ground almonds and rum. Mix well, and add the egg. Keep mixing.

Take your pastry and roll it into a ball, flatten and stretch it out to about 3mm thick. Press it into your tart tin and prick it gently with a fork. Then add the almond cream to the tart, and bake for 25 minutes.

Decorate the tart with the apple slices and sprinkle with pistachios.

Ingredients

  • 5 Tasty Granny® apples
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 lemon
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 15 g sugar
  • Ice cubes

Preparation

Cut the apples into quarters. Divide the cucumbers into pieces. Soak them in water to clean them.

Blend the cucumbers with the apple wedges to obtain a juice.

Add a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Mix well, and cool in ice.

Put a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in a flat bowl, then add 15g of sugar. Mix.

Rub a piece of lemon around the rim of your glasses. Then dip them into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Add ice cubes to the glasses and pour in your juice. You can also decorate them with a piece of cinnamon, mint or small apple pieces!