Organic olive oil – what is our method like?

“Production cycle in full compliance with organic farming” – what does that mean? – the question from our customer after reading about our olive oil.
We thought it would be right to explain it here.

Organic olive oil – what is our method like?

“Production cycle in full compliance with organic farming” – what does that mean? – the question from our customer after reading about our olive oil.
We thought it would be right to explain it here.

Organic olive oil: water, pruning and human attention all year round

Our olive grove is taken care of by a team of workers under the supervision of a professional agronomist and of course ourselves, the family.

There is a mini-lake created decades ago which collects water during the rainy months. It serves to give the water to the plants through the draining system the summer periods when there are months of no rain at all.

Apart from this, each year we do the pruning that helps the trees to maintain the shape and remain healthy. In the normal year this is enough to have a good harvest without boosting the ground with chemicals. The result is inevitable less than with an intensive farming with the quantity-aim as a priority, but we consciously chose to pursue quality and sustainability instead.

In our area it happens that the olive mosque (Bactrocera oleae) damages the trees and this affects the harvest. Luckily, we didn’t suffer from it during last years. But in case our grove did get affected by it, our agronomist has a cure that is natural and is allowed to use by organic test controls.

Why we are not certified bio yet?

In Italy the process of the EU official certification lasts 3 full years after the application and start of the controls. We are in the middle of this way. In June 2022 we will have it officially.

We never did it before because we only produced our liquid gold for the family and friends who bought the oil from this grove for decades, and know it personally. There was no need. We only started this procedure when we decided to share our olive oil with the world, in early 2019.

Organic olive oil: water, pruning and human attention all year round

Our olive grove is taken care of by a team of workers under the supervision of a professional agronomist and of course ourselves, the family.

There is a mini-lake created decades ago which collects water during the rainy months. It serves to give the water to the plants through the draining system the summer periods when there are months of no rain at all.

Apart from this, each year we do the pruning that helps the trees to maintain the shape and remain healthy. In the normal year this is enough to have a good harvest without boosting the ground with chemicals. The result is inevitable less than with an intensive farming with the quantity-aim as a priority, but we consciously chose to pursue quality and sustainability instead.

In our area it happens that the olive mosque (Bactrocera oleae) damages the trees and this affects the harvest. Luckily, we didn’t suffer from it during last years. But in case our grove did get affected by it, our agronomist has a cure that is natural and is allowed to use by organic test controls.

Why we are not certified bio yet?

In Italy the process of the EU official certification lasts 3 full years after the application and start of the controls. We are in the middle of this way. In June 2022 we will have it officially.

We never did it before because we only produced our liquid gold for the family and friends who bought the oil from this grove for decades, and know it personally. There was no need. We only started this procedure when we decided to share our olive oil with the world, in early 2019.

Fresh&early harvest October 2020 olive oil from Mount Etna in Sicily

Truly limited edition, this type of olive oil has no chance to compete on quantity and price with mass production. Instead, it is all about the quality without a compromise.
Our trees grow with constant human attention and far away from intensive farming methods. Authentic olive tree varieties, no GMO, no pesticides, no chemicals, no adding of other oils. It is 100% fruit of the Sicilian land of the slopes of Mount Etna. Single and traceable origin.
We are curious to convert you into a passionate olive oil lover. Try it – and you will see the difference immediately.
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