27 Nov

Italy: Olivagando. Oil and autumn festival

“OLIVAGANDO”, a cultural event scheduled for Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2007,is organized by the Industry Department of the Municipality of Magione and sponsored by the Umbria Region.The event includes workshops, a conference and gastronomy stands The conference focuses on the prospects of olive growing in the Trasimeno area, workshops and entertainment for children, […]

15 Nov

Ojai home tour includes Italianate villa with orchard

By Lisa McKinnon, In many parts of the country, a holiday home tour would be just that: a tour of homes. Ticketholders would march past gardens barren of leaves and flowers, or just plain covered in snow, in order to get to the main, preferably heated, attraction. Not so in California and, in particular, Ojai. […]

15 Nov

A different harvest, South County crop earns high marks

By Kerana Todorov, The two Napa Valley chefs — Fox works at Napa’s Ubuntu and Cognetti is executive chef at St. Helena’s Tra Vigne — will receive a delivery of freshly-pressed “olio nuovo” this week from the Dickson Napa Ranch, a hillside property high above Jamieson Canyon Road. “I love it,” said Cognetti, who uses […]

14 Nov

Naturally Provence Olive Wood Christmas Gifts

Naturally Provence, online French gift and home accessories company is gearing up for its first Christmas with a great range of olive wood games alongside its growing selection of home and kitchen products made from the wood of the olive tree. You’ll find all of your Christmas essentials on the site, presents for loved ones […]

14 Nov

Boundary Bend vying for the title of Australia’s top farm exporter

By Martin Watters, A LARA-based olive oil giant could become Australia’s top farm exporter eights months on from bracing for a potential $5 million disaster. Boundary Bend limited is an agribusiness national finalist at this year’s Australian Export Awards after recently clinching the Victorian title. The firm was Australia’s largest extra virgin olive oil supplier […]