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Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.

Farmer Fights Homophobia with Olive Oil Brand

Mark Dyer launched The Gay Farmer brand of organic EVOO in 2008 after a friend jokingly asked him, "What are you calling yourself, the bloody gay farmer?"

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Launch Olive Oil Brand

Rumours that Brad pitt and Angelina planned to sell Chateau Miraval were quashed by their launch of a gourmet olive oil, produced from olives grown on the French estate.

Ultrasound Can Improve EVOO Extraction

Researchers have developed an affordable extraction system using ultrasound that can improve quality and increase yield.
Special Report

A Forgotten Treasure: Making Oil from Wild Olives

Francisco Villanueva and Fernando Martín produce oil from wild olives growing on the green slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves. "Professional tasters don’t know how to describe it.”

Finca La Torre’s Pursuit of Perfection in Málaga

Finca La Torre has won six Gold and two Best in Class Awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition. "While most farmers harvest very late, we bet on a very early harvest," explained Víctor Pérez, the company's director.
Olive Oil Times Special

Sharing in the Harvest: Olive Oil CSAs and Tree Adoption Programs

Olive oil lovers can help to supporter growers and producers in exchange for a share of the oil produced and the knowledge that their financial assistance supports and maintains the cultural heritage of olive-growing regions.

What Recent Rains Mean for California Farmers

After years of drought, rain has once again returned to California. While many are celebrating, others are dealing with negative consequences including flooding and delayed harvests.