An olive tree and an olive feast

October 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

At the end of the Olives Et Al Deli of the Year competition, our happy gang set off from Heathrow on Friday to travel to the Extremadura region of Spain – we were off to pick olives by moonlight! 

The Full Moon Olive Harvest is a magical experience organised by the wonderful family who make Naturvie Extra Virgin Olive Oil  www.naturvie.com   – we feasted on local food in the sunshine and gathered olives until the Full Moon appeared.  Then more feasting and dancing until the small hours!  Our hosts were Fernando, Victoria and Alfonso and the family olive farm is called El Hoyo – basically we were in a hole surrounded by mountains!

Amongst the ancient olive trees – some at least 200 years old – there was total peace and quiet, broken only by the occasional cheer as we filled another macaca (named after a little monkey!) basket that swung from our necks.  Look at Giles emptying his and me with my newly planted olive tree (top photo) – I plan to go back to pick olives as soon as my tree starts to fruit!  

Joanne

Entry filed under: Autumn 2010.

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