08 Jun

Big olive expo near Brisbane this month

A major olive industry expo will be held just west of Brisbane later this month.

The 2007 Queensland Olive Expo is a three-day olive event which will be held at Woodlands of Marburg, just outside of Brisbane, on June 16-19.

Hosted by The Olive Centre in conjunction with the Queensland Olive Council, this event is open to the public as well as olive growers and processors.

Director of The Olive Centre, Amanda Bailey, has been working in the olive industry for more than 10 years.

Dr Marco Mugelli, one of the international speakers, and is coming from Italy to train our Australian olive growers to taste the organoleptic (sensory analysis) attributes of olive oil and also to bring some of his latest research.

The Queensland Olive Exposium includes:

* Taste award winning products.
* Australia’s first commercial mobile olive oil processing plant.
* Learn how to process your own table olives.
* Trade displays.
* Practical demonstrations including free grafting workshop for top-working your existing trees.

Field demonstrations will include Australian manufactured pitting machine in action.

Woodlands of Marburg is about 35 minutes west of Brisbane.

For more information phone 07 4696 9845 or email or visit www.theolivecentre.com.au

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