In February, when carnaval takes over the South of the Netherlands, Harrie and Margriet flee to the hills of North Italy to start pruning their olive trees. They return there a few times each year to take care of their orchard.
Every November Harrie and Margriet gather a group of friends and family to help them with the harvest. For 3 to 4 weeks they work hard, eat and drink and enjoy the Italian way of life together.
When the olives are gathered in big nets that are laid out underneath the trees, they are brought to a local pressing shop, where they are pressed and stored in 50 litre barrels. After this the oil has to sit for a few months for the troubled parts to settle. This year the harvest of was 350 litres of beautiful extra virgine.