Archive for the 'Olive Tree' Category

10 May

Two Microsoft millionaires cultivate high-end Italian olive oil

By Melissa Allison & Amy Martinez, This fall during the olive harvest in Italy, Dan McCarthy plans to have about 180 bottles of freshly pressed olive oil shipped by air from the 50-acre Tuscan estate of his former Queen Anne customers, Enzo Schiano and Claire Beliard. To cover the airfreight, McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants […]

09 May

Australia: Timbercorp olives sold to harvester

By Rachel Hewitt, The harvesting of Timbercorp’s giant olive crop will resume this morning after the company struck a $15 million deal to sell the fruit to its harvester. The fate of this year’s crop – at two olive groves in northern Victoria – was uncertain after the company’s April 23 collapse. The harvest must […]

28 Apr

Australia: Timbercorp olive harvest goes ahead

Harvesting is going ahead at one of the largest olive groves in the world, owned by Timbercorp. The grove, at Boort in central Central Victoria, is one of the properties the company had trouble selling, before placing itself into voluntary administration. Will Pattison, who works as a contract harvester at the grove, says it makes […]

23 Apr

Expert praises California olive oil

Going green can mean picking the right olive oil and one expert on the oil says California’s premium olive oils are often worth the extra money. University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor Paul Vossen, an olive oil expert, says the state’s olive oil has a promising future if word of its many benefits is […]

14 Apr

Herbal Spotlight: Olive Leaf Extract

By Nadia Brandon, Olive leaf extract has been widely used, is considered safe, and is well researched.  However, as with all herbal medicines, caution should still be exercised when using any herb as part of a treatment or nutritional plan. The following information should not substitute for medical advice or conventional medical treatments.  Before taking […]