22 Jan

Lessons from the Tuscan Olive Harvest

By John Becker ’02 “Anche le olive verde?” I ask, the words awkward in my American mouth. The answer comes in the easy cadence of Tuscan Italian: yes, we also pick the green olives. This much I understand, the rest I need to look up later. But for now I turn my attention back to […]

20 Jan

Olive & Olive Oil Fair & Congress To Be Held In Istanbul

The First Anatolive Eurasian Olive, Olive Oil & Processes Fair & Congress will be held at Istanbul Expo Center on January 25th. The fair is organized by Turkish Foreign Trade Undersecretariat, Turkish Exporters` Assembly (TIM), Aegean Olive & Olive Oil Exporters` Association (EZZIB), and Zeytindostu (Olive Friend) Association. Besides the conference on Turkish olive and […]

17 Jan

Olive oil firm really cooking as turnover trebles to £100,000

By Jane Bradley, A FORMER fund manager who set up her olive oil distribution business as a sideline while taking time off work to look after her baby son has seen business more than treble in a year. Spanish-born Maria Cumming Panadero launched El Olivo two years ago to keep in touch with her homeland […]

17 Jan

Turkish – Italian Consortium To Open Olive Oil Refinery In Aydin

AYDIN – Aydin Joint Venturers Corp. chairman Nadir Kutluca said that an olive oil refinery which will be established jointly with the Italian firm Bernardini, would start its test production on March 15th. Holding a press conference at the construction area of the refinery, Kutluca stressed that 4 million YTL (nearly 2.8 million USD) were […]

08 Jan

The miracle of the olives

By Donald MacGillis, Before volunteering to help a relative or friend harvest olives in hilly Umbria, first-timers should visit the nearby Madonna dei Bagni church. Since the 17th century, its interior surfaces have been covered with hand-painted tiles offering thanks for recovery from accidents, often falls from ladders propped up against olive trees. Aside from […]