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In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Franc Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

The Changing Face of Alentejo’s Olive Oil

The Alqueva dam may have thrown a lifeline to some of Alentejo's traditional producers, but nearly 20 years later, it has also brought along new challenges that may prove to be insurmountable.
Special Report

The Rise of Organic Olive Oil in Greece

Small-scale Greek producers are taking a gamble that the risk of investing in organic olive oil production will pay off. Some say Greece has the ideal conditions in which to do so.

Rome Journal: A Peek Inside the Olive Oil Mill Next Door

Small olive oil farms dot the rolling Roman hills where the love for the craft is the main ingredient in the popular local olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

An Olive Grove in Malta

Sure, the small Mediterranean country is a perfect holiday destination, but Malta also has olive trees that are attracting attention.

Farming On the Edge of an Olive’s Comfort Zone

You won't find much olive oil production in Italy north of the Cividale plains where Franco Diacoli says his Bianchera olives "never stop growing and developing intense flavors and aromas."
Special Report

Hillstone Olive Oil: Rooted in Tradition

Laurie Schuler-Flynn and Amy DelBondio's award-winning Hillstone olive oil reflects their consummate care throughout the production process. After all, their grandmothers are watching.