Olive Tree Adoptions 2022: 2022 season updates (adoptions from 11/19/2021 to 9/5/2022).

08.03.2023 Filling the bottles

Today at Olio Calvi our olive oil was bottled and labeled. This time we have two different labels. The well-known GemmaLuce labels and the Organic Farming Italy labels, for Giuseppe Ansaldi’s olive oil. In the video you can see how the production works.

28.02.2023 Olive oil shipment

As is often the case, the bottling of the olive oil has been somewhat delayed. First, there were problems with the labels on a large batch that Luca from Olio Calvi had to finish, and second, the glass supplier let us down with the empty bottles. The bottles are now confirmed for the beginning of next week. That we can start filling immediately.

Then the pallets are shipped to the different countries and from there to the godparents of the trees.

Thank you in these ways for the quick responses to the address emails. We have updated all addresses.

23.12.2022 Your delivery

As we reported last time and you could follow on Facebook and Instagram, in the last weeks we have been working in the Bergen – where it had rained more than with us – many fresh organic olive oils tested to compensate somewhat for our poor harvest on the coast with oil from other farmers for you.

Now it is certain. We buy first-class olive oil from Giuseppe Ansaldi in the mountainous hinterland of Imperia.

It is important to note that the Ansaldi family has been producing organically for many years, but has shied away from the effort and expense of becoming certified organic. So do 80% of the farmers in the area. We have the olive oil tested in the laboratory to make sure that it has no chemical elements.

La Famiglia Ansaldi

Short portrait

Ansaldi family portrait

A sea of olive groves surrounds the small village of Lucinasco in the hinterland of Imperia, which still lives from the production of the golden nectar. The “Famiglia Ansaldi” farm cultivates about 10,000 olive trees of the “Taggiasca” variety between 200 and 500 meters above sea level. From these trees are processed valuable virgin olive oil, a staple of the famous Mediterranean diet.

Here’s how it goes: we’ll have Giuseppe’s olive oil delivered in January to the Calvi brothers, who will bottle and label it. You will receive an email to check the delivery address.

Then we transport all the olive oil to Germany and other countries where the godparents are at home. From there, the individual shipment is then organized and carried out.

November 25, 2022: on a shopping spree

Our Sassolive olive oil is pressed. We have about 15% olives compared to a normal harvest. We will divide this olive oil among our godmothers.

And we are on a shopping spree. To make up for the lack of our own olive oil for the patrons of the trees, we were at the olive festival Olioliva in Imperia and tested oil for you. It rained more in the mountains than on the coast. Therefore, farmers in the hinterland have more oil and great quality.

Due to the general shortage of olive oil due to the virtual failure of farmers on the coast, this year the demand is very high and prices are high. But we will surely make a deal with one of the farmers from the mountains in the next 14 days and then send the olive oil to our sponsors in January/February.

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September 30, 2022: just before harvest.

Actually, the olive harvest begins now. “actually” because due to the drought this year almost no olives are left on the trees ☹. Almost all the trees are not worth harvesting.
A tragic situation all along the coast for all farmers. But we will try to get equivalent olive oil for our adoptive parents. Bianca is already talking to farmers from the mountains where the drought was not quite as bad.

Since there is no harvest this year, you now extend directly to next year after the harvest, so you get olive oil from your tree in any case.

To renew for one year HERE >>

To renew for multiple years HERE >>

In addition, a portion of each adoption fee goes into a newly established relief fund. “Rete Tesori della Riviera” is an aid organization that helps organic olive farmers to survive. This is so dramatic because the farmers have not been able to earn an income for two years and do not know how to feed their families.


March 16, 2022: We are waiting for rain.

What is great for vacationers is not good for us farmers. All of January and February were too dry. Clouds have finally been coming for a few days. But almost no rain comes to earth. It is important for the olive trees right now, because this is when the inflorescences are formed. So keep your fingers crossed that a lot will come down in the next few days.

olivenanbau 2022 warten auf regen

February 11, 2022: Important in February: Pruning and fertilizing trees.

There is a lot of work to be done in January and February. Our 1,100 trees from Sassolive, but also the many trees from other farmers, want to be prepared for the coming flowering year. That means everywhere in the country you can now see tons of olive branches from pruning the trees and it smells like fertilizer. To make your trees produce nice fat organic olives, we got a new organic fertilizer that is highly recommended by other organic farmers in Liguria…

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