Making Olive Oil


High Quality, Average Yield Expected from Greece

Preliminary estimates call for an average output of Greek olive oil with excellent quality.

Floridians Look to a Future with Local Olive Oil

The Sunshine State's high humidity and heavy rains have long been seen as inhospitable to the olive, but it's too soon to know if recent efforts will bear fruit.

Doing Hard Time in Italy’s Last Island Prison Means Making Olive Oil

Inmates at Gorgona press their own oil from an olive variety unique to their prison island.

Italian Harvest Off to Strong Start

Farmers are reporting a strong early harvest in terms of production totals and quality.
Special Report

Italian Court Orders Halt to Destruction of Olive Trees in Puglia

A court-ordered suspension will allow time for further tests to determine which disease has infected the trees.

Heroic Cultivation on Lake Como

Harvesting olives on the steep hillsides around Lake Como is a challenge at Olio Gaiatto. The scenery is one reward for the hard work, the other is the olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

California’s Bumper Crop Might Not Yield the Oil Some Predicted

Producers caution it's too soon to say if the jump in fruit tonnage will yield the 4 million gallons predicted earlier.

California Farmers Remain Unfamiliar with New Olive Oil Commission

The Olive Oil Commission of California is reaching out about its role and the new regulations affecting the state's producers.