Producer Profiles

Award-Winning Olive Oil Producer Thinks Weed Control Is for the Birds

A young Spanish olive oil producer has decided to try using geese as weeders in his family´s olive groves. By doing so he not only hopes to keep down undergrowth, he also strives to promote the survival of an endangered Spanish goose.

Farmers in Italy Optimistic as Harvest Season Nears

Following a crippling harvest two years ago, and a strong one last year, Italian farmers remain diligent and optimistic as the 2016 harvest approaches.
Special Report

Life After Winning Gold in New York

When Sheila Fitzgerald's Esplendido Douro won an award at the New York International Olive Oil Competition, doors began to open. And she's just getting started.

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

Gregg Kelley’s Long View: ‘Quality Drives Consumption’

From $2 million to $80 million, one store to 20,000, Gregg Kelley has led California Olive Ranch to become the largest American olive oil producer. And he's just getting started.

Evo3 Supports Reforestation Projects in Africa

Stratis Camatsos focuses on high-quality extra virgin organic olive oil production and environmental projects with his new brand, evo3.
Special Report

At Dievole, Extra Virgin Without Boundaries

In Tuscany, oil maker Marco Scanu is leading an ambitious project at Dievole estate, recently bought by a South American magnate.

At Frantoio Franci, Passion Runs in the Family

With its ever-growing record of achievements and accolades, Frantoio Franci is a renowned family-run farm whose main assets are passion and devoted fieldwork.