olive harvest

Feb. 1, 2019

Italian Olive Oil Production Falls to Record Lows

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market said 185,000 tons produced. A raft of climatic and phytosanitary problems are to blame.

Jan. 7, 2019

Turning Olive Stones Into Decorative Furniture

Paninos, a company based in the south of Spain, takes what has traditionally been a waste byproduct of olive oil production and turned it into an additional revenue stream.

Oct. 26, 2017

Olive Oil Times Readers Share Harvest Images

The photos illustrate the hard work and the joy each harvest brings to olive farmers in the Northern Hemisphere this time of year.

Mar. 5, 2015

Andalucia Journal: Life Among the Groves

While the processes used to harvest and cultivate olives for oil have changed a little over the years, the culture of olive oil production here hasn't.

Mar. 3, 2015

Corsican Oils are 'Tree Harvested' or 'Old Style'

Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.

Dec. 15, 2014

After the Olive Fruit Fly and Bacterial Blight, the Dreaded Starling

There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.

Sep. 9, 2014

Turkey Braces for Economic Impact of Erratic Weather

Number two table olive producer, Turkey, is in the midst of dealing with the economic impact of erratic weather patterns over the last year.

Jul. 22, 2014

Farmgate Prices Up 20 Percent in Spain

Prices are trending upward on predictions of a significant decrease in production for the upcoming campaign in Andalusia.

Dec. 20, 2013

Early Harvest Release Brings Fresh Oils to New York

New York’s first “early harvest release,” welcomed olive oil producers, chefs, and writers to taste new oils from Europe.

Oct. 28, 2013

Spain Starts Season with Low Stocks, Concerns About Forecasts

Spain’s olive oil bottlers are at their lowest stock levels in about four years, according to the latest figures from the Spanish Olive Oil Agency (AAO).

Oct. 28, 2013

Harvesting Under the Moon

An overnight harvesting in Italy was the occasion for a technical congress about the effect of harvest-time temperatures on olive oil.

Oct. 15, 2013

Olive Harvest Gets Social in Italy

Olives picking has started in Italy, despite the unfavorable weather conditions, and this year much of the buzz is on the Web.

Jul. 11, 2013

An Olive Harvest Festival in New Zealand

In Martinborough, New Zealand's an olive-themed harvest festival gave guests a tree-to-table experience.

Jan. 25, 2011

A Painter of Olive Harvests

Mariella Gualtieri remembers a man hired to help with the harvest. Seeing her small hands shivering he said, “If only olives were the size of oranges, we’d finish sooner.”

Jul. 13, 2010

Essay: First Harvest

Years ago a local farmer laughed when he saw our lines of bonsai olive trees. ‘You’re mad planting in this drought,’ he said. I wish he were here now to see this.

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