09 Oct

Olive harvesting in Umbria, Italy, drips with tradition

Making olive oil at harvest takes time, muscle and a bit of guidance. Visiting mills in the region, known as 'Italy's green heart,' provides a lesson in its history and a chance to sample the season's offerings.     Reporting from Civitella, Italy— The anonymous stone building on the outskirts of Civitella, my Umbrian hilltop […]

11 Oct

Mechanical olive harvesting advances described to Californian growers

By Dan Bryant, Mechanical harvesting research in California olives during the 2007 season documented greater efficiency with hedgerows over traditional trees, according to Louise Ferguson, University of California, Davis Extension specialist in pomology. Ferguson explained the 2007 trial results and plans for the 2008 harvest research during a Central California olive day at Exeter recently. […]

21 Apr

Aegean City’s Olive Oil In Europe

A company from Turkish western province of Aydin will set up an olive oil filling facility in Romania to reach European consumers. Ortak Entrepreneurs Corp. chairman, Ozcan Guven, told reporters on Friday that they would establish the facility in Ramnicu Valcea city, and the facility would start production within four months. Guven said that nearly […]

07 Apr

Florida: Marion couple looks forward to seeing olive crop come in

By Lora E. Ide, Beginning April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, and each Thursday thereafter, there will be a farmers’ market at On Top Of the World. To learn more, visit the Web site www.circlesquarecommons.com/ farmersmarket/index.html. After 12 years of growing the exotic trees, more often seen in California or in Mediterranean countries, the […]

16 Mar

The humble olive

JAMES HIPKISS writes on the history, varieties and best ways to enjoy olives. Most Malaysians are familiar with olive oil. It is now commonly available in ever increasing varieties in nearly all supermarkets and specialist shops. However, the olive itself is not so commonly used here, and perhaps not so often seen in most Malaysian […]