Our 2021/22 harvest comes from “La Huertezuela”, a rescued olive grove that grows autochthonous varieties of hojiblanca, manzanilla and lechin.
It is located in the winding hills near one of the White Villages, El Gastor, in the northernmost part of the province of Cádiz.
This olive grove, by family inheritance, belongs to José (94), father of six and grandfather of nine.
He has been a carpenter and, with the help of his family, a part-time olive farmer all of his life. He worked the grove in a traditional way, plowing the land and using urea, a nitrogen-containing organic compound, once a year – a habit he gave up last year.
Working with REVOLT, the olive groves participating in the project have to comply with the rules of organic farming, put aside conventional techniques and give value to those old olive trees that were previously uprooted and replaced by hybrid varieties.
With our help, José and his family will obtain the eco-certification for their olive grove and the commitment to a healthy ecosystem will bear fruit.