gorgeous mid-October days for our “earlier-than-early” olive harvest
On October 14 and 15 we harvested “earlier-than-early” the olives for our Genius Loci Premium Grade Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. As you may have read in a former blog post, there is more and more supporting evidence that early harvested olives contain additional elements – thus providing additional health benefits. Traditionally, we have always harvested early. This year was an experiment in harvesting a limited crop even earlier.
a private family antique Umbrian oil mill
Land-owning families had small olive oil mills for their personal use.
loading up the precious crop to take to the Mill
our just-harvested Premium grade olives
just-pressed pure organic extra virgin olive oil