We've just finished our first round of bottling this years premium extra virgin olive oil - Four Farms Southern Select.
We've just started milling our 2016 harvest. We have come so far but the journey has just begun!
We enjoyed our local Beaches Green Market this week. It's great having a farmers market a quarter mile from home. Although the rain came it was great seeing dear friends.
It was great have cousins visit the farm... they have to check out what we have going on.
We had a good experience at RAM this week. There is always a lot of activity and excitement under the bridge!
Tried out our new banners and displays for the first time a nice local food event at Lake City Community College.
The flowers are beautiful on the trees. Olive flowers (inflorescence) come in two types, perfect and imperfect. There are thousands of them on a mature tree and some say you'll have a good crop if 3% of them are fertilized.
Olive oil: The next big thing in Florida agriculture?
After picking, milling & filtering we are ready to bottle. It has been a long journey since we first planted in 2012. It sure is exciting to literally see the "fruits" of our labor in bottles.
The Italians have gone after setting up and testing all the equipment... and now we're expected to remember how to operate this beast?. Well, after a long day of hand harvesting, its nice to see the fresh EVOO flow from the tap.