Thursday, October 11, 2012

The olives are ready

The olive harvest in Valle San Giovanne begins today, Vincenza tells us. And we see from our walks around here that the olives on the trees are changing colour from green to rose to brown.

This morning I saw a couple of tractors pullong metal carts heading down the road to Travazzano, where the presses are. We were inited to go and take a peek at the process, but we thought we would wait for a day or two. The harvest and the pressing will go on until the middle of December and the oil is greatly anticipated. Vincenza has run out of her supply that she normally sells. Hopefully we can get a bottle to take home before we leave.


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