The Olive Farm on Salt Spring Island 2017 harvest update

Harvest 2017

THE BAD NEWS:

 

After our successful start in 2016 we carried high hopes for the harvest of 2017, unfortunately, these hopes were not met. A perfect storm converged including but not limited to, the harshest winter on Salt Spring Island in the last 30 years (requiring an aggressive spring prune on our young and damaged trees) coupled with an early November frost. The result was a very small crop and an even smaller quantity of oil. Sadly… We will not be able to fill any of the orders for oil this year.  We will keep you all on our list and hopefully we will be able to fill your orders in 2018!

 

THE GOOD NEWS:

 

We are undeterred! We still believe in this exciting,  albeit challenging project and we are planning to expand again this spring. We are currently propagating another thousand trees. We will keep you posted on our progress.

 

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL:

 

We have been so encouraged by the many hundreds of emails that we have received! People, complete strangers from across Canada and beyond… excited, cheering, applauding, celebrating with and for us. So unexpected… Such a blessing! Thank you one and all.

 

So here is to the harvest of 2018, may it be a good one!

 

Your farmers,

 

George and Sheri Braun

The Olive Farm

Contact Info

1.604.765.8530

Canada's own olive grove, pioneering a new industry on the West Coast.

1901

Fulford-Ganges Road

Salt Spring Island, BC

 

info@theolivefarm.ca

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