Producer Profiles

Dec. 28, 2020

California Farmer Learns to Adapt to Constant Change

Challenges created by the pandemic and climate change prompted an award-winning producer to go with the flow.

Dec. 1, 2020

Producers Transform Olives from Monumental Trees into Medicine on Crete

Along with producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil from their centuries-old trees, Eftihis Androulakis and Michalis Marakas are making inroads into the food supplement business. Their high-phenolic olive oils are being prescribed doctors in Belgium.

Oct. 12, 2020

The Mindful Production Behind an Award-Winning Greek Producer

For three generations the Gyftakis family has crafted extra virgin olive oil in one of the most fertile regions of Greece. Over time, they have learned to let nature take its course and attentively reap its rewards.

Oct. 1, 2020

Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu

Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.

Jun. 24, 2020

This Olive Oil Importer Knows How to Find Winners

For 30 years, Rolando Beramendi has been importing his favorite Italian olive oils to the U.S., one harvest at a time.

Jun. 17, 2020

Egyptian EVOO Pioneer Sets Gold Standard

Wadi Food has led the way for Egyptian olive oil producers. In spite of the difficulties of producing high-quality oil in the country's Western Desert.

Feb. 5, 2020

Cooperative in Calabria Offers Much More Than Good Olive Oil

The Nelson Mandela Social Cooperative produces high-quality extra virgin olive oil and promotes the social inclusion of refugees.

Jan. 29, 2020

Oro Bailén: Pure Gold in a Sea of Olives

Oro Bailén’s groves in Jaén lie within the world's largest olive oil-producing region, yet the Gálvez family knew from the beginning they wanted to do things differently.

Jan. 26, 2020

Aceite Uno Helps Fund Research on Childhood Leukemia

Uno takes its name from a foundation dedicated to research on childhood leukemia.

Dec. 5, 2019

Stewardship and Excellence at García de la Cruz

Five generations of the García de la Cruz family have a hand in their award-winning brand from La Mancha.

Dec. 4, 2019

Corsica Producer Fears Mediterranean Culture Under Threat

Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.

Nov. 21, 2019

In La Mancha, 788 'Families' United in Quality

Forty years ago, a few dozen farmers in La Mancha started the cooperative of Valedepeñas. Today, Colival's 788 associates are looking to the future.

Nov. 7, 2019

Frescobaldi: Quality Evolves Along the History of a Tuscan Family

The Frescobaldi company has seven hundred years of history but its vision of quality is fresh as ever.

Oct. 22, 2018

Canada's First Olive Farm Weathers Difficult Winter

A year after their first successful harvest made headlines, Sheri and George Braun were left unable to fill any of their orders. Still, the couple said the project’s uncertainty is part of what makes it worth doing.

Oct. 19, 2018

As Citrus Struggles, Some Olive Growers Take Root in Florida

Olives are not new to the Sunshine State, but their economic viability is coming into the spotlight as citrus struggles.

Oct. 1, 2018

OOT Calls for Harvest Images for Gallery Exhibition

Olive Oil Times is inviting producers to submit pictures of their 2018 olive harvest for a gallery exhibition.

Sep. 28, 2018

Masía El Altet: Valencia's Gold Standard

At nearly 3,000 ft above sea level in Valencia, Masía El Altet is placed at the turning point where the Mediterranean climate starts receiving continental influences.

Sep. 25, 2018

Croatia's Top Producers Upbeat as Harvest Nears

As fall rolls in, several Croatian producers say the conditions look good for another award-winning year.

Sep. 18, 2018

Montsagre: Picual Perfection Among the Empeltre

This is Empeltre territory, an area which comprises the Bajo Aragón region, the Ebro valley and the Terra Alta in Tarragona. It is also home to Albert Barrobés and his family's award-winning Picual.

Sep. 17, 2018

Tunisian Women Producers Making a Mark in a Man's World

Women are making their mark on Tunisia's fast-growing olive oil industry, even if it's often behind the scenes.

Jul. 26, 2018

Tunisian Producers See Promise in Olive Oil Tourism

Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country's biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist.

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