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Getting ready at Le Cretaie to press this year’s organic olive oil

We are almost ready to harvest our olives .. one more week to go …

 

Le Cretaie, Cetona, Tuscany. This is one of Suzie's Yard organic olive grove,
Le Cretaie, Cetona, Tuscany. This is one of Suzie’s Yard’s organic olive groves.
It all looks so lush & green but this year the harvest will be very small, about 20% of an average year.  A combination of a lot of rain ALL year and too much springtime wind which literally blew the flowers OFF the trees.  It’s the same story across the mediterranean..the worst year for agriculture in 200 years.  Of course that’s means that Suzie’s Yard olive oil will be in very limited supply…. I think we’ll do small bottles in a gift box, to be used sparingly.