Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

24 May

Burgeoning olive industry in Victoria

When Ken and Joan Dugan decided to plant one of country Victoria’s first olive groves eight years ago, they hoped to produce one of Australia’s finest extra virgin olive oils. Now, their oil is sold in most Australian supermarkets, in major supermarkets in the United Kingdom, in Asia and the United States and has won […]

24 May

Future of Olive (Oil) in Australia

Olive farms must map future By NIGEL AUSTIN John Fennell inspects an olive tree. THE state’s more than 500 olive farmers have been urged to start seriously planning long-term to compete on the world market. Two reports on the future of olive growing showed the industry had significant potential but warned that growers needed to […]

24 May

Olive Farm in Arizona

Owner expands olive business Queen Creek Olive Mill owner and master blender Perry Rea is expanding his business.Independent Newspapers/Angela De Welles By Angela De Welles, Independent Newspapers What started off as just a hobby has turned into a unique Queen Creek business venture that produces gallons of premium extra virgin olive oil. Now, owner and […]

24 May

China’s first olive harvest strikes oil

By benjamin Robertson, A growing Chinese appetite for foreign foods has prompted the growth in popularity of the quintessential Middle Eastern ingredient – the olive. Initially served in bars on the end of a toothpick as just an amusing accessory to a famous cocktail, the olive is slowly moving out of China’s posh watering holes […]

24 May

Growing Olives in Texas Gardens

The history of the olive tree can be traced back to Biblical times; when it was grown in the Mediterranean area which continues today. Everyone is familiar with the story of the dove sent out by Noah which returned with an olive branch. The olive was also important to the Greeks and the Romans, who […]