Adopt an olive tree and be part of Puglia’s ancient culinary tradition!
For centuries, Pugliese farmers have been growing olives to produce some of the world’s finest olive oil. Especially Puglia’s Adopt an Olive Tree program allows you to become part of this proud tradition and support local farmers and producers who keep time-honored methods of
olive oil production alive.
HOW IT WORKS
Choose an olive grove
Adopt an olive tree
Enjoy your olive oil
Our Adopt an Olive Tree program brings fresh, single-harvest extra virgin olive oil of superior purity and freshness directly to your table. The oil is produced organically on family-run farms where olives are grown sustainably, handpicked, pressed and bottled during the autumn harvest season.
The international CSA program fosters direct relationships between farmers and consumers so that when your oil arrives, you’ll know the people behind the product—and you’ll be able to taste the difference.
The olive harvest happens in the fall and the earliest deliveries will arrive to you in mid-December—perfect timing for holiday gifting!
What you receive when you adopt an olive tree
Three liters of single-harvest extra virgin olive oil from your grove
A ceramic bottle in which to decant your oil, made by Pugliese artisans
An adoption certificate with the number of your tree
Information about the groves and farm
All packed in a hand-crafted wooden crate
CHOOSE AN OLIVE GROVE
PICKING THE PERFECT FLAVOR
You can create harmonious flavors by pairing food with olive oil. It is similar to pairing wine and food. Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) are varied in taste. The multiplicity of tastes and aromas make olive oil attractive to consumers who are looking for taste sensations to match each meal.
There are basically distinct ways to pair olive oil with food: through complimentary and contrasting flavor combinations.
Complimentary flavors is the blending of two similar ingredients where you do not overpower primary flavor, while contrasting flavors promotes the tastes of each ingredient separately, which can add interest like drizzling robust oil over fresh mozzarella or drizzling medium oil over pecorino cheese..
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...
“I've given my mother our olive oil subscription—it reminds her of the happy times she's spent in Italy,
and gives her the tools for great dressings all year long.”
— Amanda Hesser, Food52
“Especially Puglia olive oil has been such a treat to have in my kitchen!
AND they host an amazing experience in Puglia ”
— Alice Waters, Chez Panisse
“'Local' will always be an overarching goal, but Especially Puglia is localizing "international" impressively! Bravo!"
— Bob Lewis, Fulton Stall Market, NYC