09 Jun

Olives Recipes from Claire MacDonald

Olives are eaten year round, but somehow they epitomise Mediter- ranean tastes redolent of summer warmth and sun. I love both green and black olives, but I confess that black ones are my favourites and of those I like Kalamata olives best.The superb taste of their juicy flesh makes them superior to all the others.

The only olives I actively despise are those which are uniformly stoned, and preserved in a harsh vinegary brine. They taste of the brine, have the texture of rubber, and are really not worth eating.

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09 Jun

Olive Oil: GARGANO (COLDIRETTI) New UNAPROL President

Massimo Gargano, 43, a member of the national board of Coldiretti (national association of farmers) is the new president of Unaprol, the largest and most representative consortium of olive growers at a European and world level.

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08 Jun

World seminar on olive cultivation on 12th

PESHAWAR: The two-day international seminar on Olive and Saffron Cultivation of D-8 countries would be held here on June 12-13, said a press release of Provincial Oilseed Directorate on Thursday.
Participants from members of D-8 countries Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey would attend the seminar. After the inaugural session, the participants would visit a model olive research farm Sangbhatti in Mardan District.

On the second day of the seminar, the delegates would present their country papers in the technical session. Federal Secretary for Food Agriculture and Livestock would grace the concluding session as chief guest.

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08 Jun

Tunisian Olive oil : An age old tradition

Here an interesting article for investors concerning the Olive’s Oil potential:

Tunisian olive oil : So many advantages, strong potential

• 1.6 million hectares of olive lives
• 56 million olive trees
• 745,000 tons of olives produced annually on average
• 173,000 tons of olive oil produced annually on average
• 115,000 tons of olive oil exported annually on average
• 1140 oil presses…

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08 Jun

Grapes and olives make for thriving farm

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Olive orchards and vineyards go hand in hand.

At least, the idea seems to be working for Steve and Marguerite Remde, who grow olives and grapes for their business, Belle Farms.

Established in 1997, Belle Farms consists of 7 acres of olive trees and 61/2 acres of pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and syrah grapes.

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