Farmer Orlando: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Why Visit?

Adam says:
“Even if you’ve never seen an olive in your life, you’ll feel like you’ve spent your life trafficking in olives and talking shop about olive oil after 5 minutes with Orlando. I’ve met a lot of mill owners around Italy, but few are as passionate, welcoming, knowledgeable and contagiously enthusiastic about olive farming. One of the most beautiful things about meeting Orlando’s is the ease by which he transmits a lifetime of knowledge about olive oil. You’ll learn more listening to his stories then reading a text book and they’ll make you smile, laugh and ponder at the same time. And it’s not all theory either as Orlando loves nothing more than to take you into the fields to meet his olive trees and introduce you to the “contadini” farmers who have worked the steep hills around Configni for generations. Orlando’s mill is always going to have a special place in my heart because you’re made to feel a friend, not just a potential customer. Orlando makes even the most unusual and new experiences like pruning an olive tree to seem completely natural things that you couldn’t imagine yourself not being able to do before.”

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