After a year-long wait, the saffron from the new 2020 harvest has arrived in our online shop. Saffron harvesting is concentrated in the period that goes approximately from mid-October to mid-November. The bulbs, which are generally planted in early September, flower only once a year. In order to best preserve the qualities of the spice, the flowers should be harvested early in the morning, when they are still closed. The collection and subsequent “plucking” of the flowers to separate the pistils from the petals is done entirely by hand: this is why saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world – it is no coincidence that it is also called red gold!
The novelty of this year is that the new 2020 harvest of Zafferano Emiliano has finally obtained organic certification: as we had already told you, we started from the beginning with the idea of offering a quality and organic product and finally, after a series of careful checks by the certifying body Ccpb, we have achieved our goal.
Another novelty of this season is that we have started the distribution of our saffron in some shops in the Piacenza area. We have in fact designed a small counter display for our practical 0.4 gram pack and we have delivered it to various delicatessens, groceries shop, butchers and other shops that are characterized by the offer of quality food and wine products. We have also sneaked into two shops where it may seem unusual to find saffron… if you want to find out what they are, go and explore the new store locator page of the site!
At the moment the shops with our “Saffron corner” are only found in Piacenza and its province. If you are the owner of a deli or other food store and are interested in our counter display, feel free to contact us by e-mail at and we will send you all the confidential information and economic conditions.
Born in Romagna, now living in Piacenza. I am the owner and co-founder with my husband of Zafferano Emiliano. Follow our site to get the latest news about our Saffron cultivation – and some recipes as well!