harvest & production
Our olives are harvested by hand in June and are pressed locally within 48 hours, ensuring Faversham Olive Oil is always absolutely extra virgin and is as fresh as possible.
Just as olives have been harvested around the world for centuries, at Faversham our friends, neighbours and family gather for harvest weekend. Hard work is balanced with great company and plenty of delicious food and wine. Laughter and satisfaction bring our harvesters back year after year.
The olives are picked by hand, raked onto large ground nets spread under each tree and then carefully gathered up into small bins. This gentle handling ensures a clean undamaged crop which produces a high quality artisan olive oil.
Once pressed the olive oil is stored in small stainless steel tanks in our cellar before being bottled and labelled by hand.
As a small boutique olive oil producer we have a limited volume so we care for our crop every step of the way, resulting in a distinctive high quality product.