profiles

Jun. 27, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Hopes to Promote Olive Oil from The Peachtree State

Torrential rain and a congested milling schedule could not dampen Sharon Flanagan’s spirits as the former executive turned farmer struck Gold at the 2022 NYIOOC.

Jun. 22, 2022

Experience, Knowledge Drive Success of Award-Winning Producer in Japan

The Nippon Olive Company earned two Gold Awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to seven decades of experience and the Mediterranean climate.

Jun. 6, 2022

The Olive Farm that Breathed New Life into Cyprus’s No Man’s Land

Atsas started as a farm ion deteriorated land in the island’s buffer zone, and evolved into a leading olive oil producer in less than a decade.

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May. 31, 2022

At Pasolivo, Olive Oil Production Is Art and Science

The central California producers earned five more awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, bringing their total at the competition to 27 since 2016.

May. 31, 2022

A Family Tradition Takes Root at Moulin de la Coquille

The French producer earned a second consecutive Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to new investments in organic production, irrigation and technology.

May. 31, 2022

Winning at NYIOOC Part of Producer’s Quest to Improve Reputation of Tunisian EVOO

When Karim Fitouri found the reputation of Tunisian olive oil was an obstacle to exporting, he decided to improve his country's standing in the olive oil world.

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May. 10, 2022

Agri-Olive Shodoshima Blazes Trail with NYIOOC Win

The company’s environmentally friendly approach and attention to detail are helping create a culture of olive oil production and consumption on one Japanese island.

May. 10, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Returned to Ancestral Groves to Continue a Family Tradition

Ante Šišak believes that his first-ever NYIOOC award validates his work and hopes to expand. However, he faces several obstacles.

May. 3, 2022

Students and Teachers at Croatian Elementary School Celebrate NYIOOC Success

The Catholic Primary School in Šibenik, Dalmatia is the first school (excluding universities) to win an award at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Apr. 28, 2022

Protecting Olive Trees on the Island of Pag With Dry Stone Walls

One olive farmer on the Croatian coastal island is revitalizing olive trees by building an environment to protect and nurture them.

Apr. 11, 2022

Bringing Palestinians and Israelis Together Through Olive Oil Production

In northern Israel, Sindyanna of Galilee helps farmers produce and sell extra virgin olive oil, using the proceeds to invest in the local communities.

Mar. 25, 2022

The Cretan Producer Who Leaves Nothing to Chance

Terra Creta combines millennia-old traditions with modern technology to produce sustainable and award-winning olive oil on the Aegean Sea.

Mar. 23, 2022

Producers Behind San Giuliano Pursue Quality Through Innovation

On Sardinia, Pasquale and Domenico Manca produce organic extra virgin olive oils sustainably using state-of-the-art technology.

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Oct. 5, 2021

Award-Winning Farm in Croatia Grows Its Brand in The Austrian Market

The producers behind Avistria use social media to find and grow relationships with clients in their native Austria from their farm in Croatia.

Sep. 30, 2021

At Cape Schanck Olive Estate, Weekend Getaway Grows Into Lauded Brand

Over 15 years, Stephen and Sui Tham turned their retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life into a multi-award winning olive oil brand.

Aug. 24, 2021

Olive Center’s New Director Begins Planning for The Future of California Olive Oil

Javier Fernandez-Salvador has plenty of plans for his new job including optimizing olive growing and harvesting for California’s changing climate.

Aug. 16, 2021

Meet the Producer Behind Turkey's Most-Awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bahar Alan started producing olive oil as a hobby but has since dedicated herself to cultivating local varieties to produce high-quality organic olive oil.

Aug. 4, 2021

Family Behind Organic Roots Adapts as California Drought Refuses to Break

The Polit family started out as rice farmers, but the state’s decades-long drought caused them to begin growing olives, which they continue to transform into award-winning oils.

Jul. 29, 2021

Mavras Olive Oil Company Relies on Tradition, Terroir to Produce Quality EVOO

Despite the challenges posed by climate change and the volatile olive oil market, the producers behind Mavras believe quality is the key to success.

Jul. 9, 2021

Meet One of Spain’s Hobby Olive Growers

Representing less than one percent of all Spanish olive groves, non-commercial growers face a unique set of joys and challenges associated with oil production.

Jul. 7, 2021

Tragedy Inspires One Croatian Family to Grow Olives

After the death of their teenage son in 2003, the Deša family took up organic olive cultivation to work through their grief.

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