Terra di Olivi
The Terra di Olivi
The Terra di Olivi cooperative was founded in 1969 in Molfetta, Puglia. This region in the south of Italy overlooks a beautiful area of the Mediterranean sea and is known for its beautiful centuries-old olive groves. The old olive trees form real "living sculptures" and in addition to producing amazing olives, they also attract tourists that are left speechless by their beauty.
The olive grove has always been an indispensable resource for the farmers of this area. Oil is a precious product, which can be preserved for a long time without the need for artificial preservatives or additives. It is a source of fundamental nutrients and the health benefit of using Olio EVO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) are now known through many pieces of research.
The idea to found, on May 18th 1969, Terra di Olivi came from the initiative of 125 olive growers: the first shareholders' meeting was organized to found a cooperative oil plat where local producers could transform their olives into oil. The creation of an oil mill allowed the members to control the entire oil production chain of their land, making sure that every step was carried out with the best attention to quality and preserving the natural benefit of this precious product.
Over time, the cooperative oil mill Terra di Olivi has expanded and modernized the structure, becoming a reference for more and more producers. The current members, with their small and medium productions, reflect the soul on which the cooperative was founded 50 years ago.
We are extremely proud to carry these original Apulian products on BellaItalia: the taste of Terra di Olivi Extra Virgin Olivi Oil (we offer the 500 ml bottle as well as the 750 ml) is that of the Oil produced by our grandparents: each year we can’t wait to taste the new oil and appreciate the different nuances of flavor. We guarantee you will taste the difference!