Amelia Oil Harvest 2008–Preparations begin

This where the olives are brought into the mill

I talked to Francesco down in Amelia this weekend and he told me that he is getting the mill ready for the start of the olive harvest. They will be ready to go at the frantoio next week. The olives look good this year: there were no olive flies in the area and the harvest looks like it will be fairly abundant.

Now, I just have to figure out how I am going to get down to Amelia to get a taste of the olio nuovo and get involved in some olive picking (one of my favourite activities). I will keep you posted as the harvest gets underway.