This month we are celebrating Organic September,the institution Soil Association in UK is encouraging people to buy organic food and be more conscious with the work of certified producers who choose the option to grow their produce reducing the number of pesticides used to help them increase output and respecting as well the environment they live in.
Among my olive oil producers two of them are certified organic: Oli Migjorn and Montsagre
Montsagre olive groves are located within the Biosphere Reserve of Lands of the Ebro River, so declared by UNESCO. This space aims to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation and protection of biodiversity.
A limestone soil, excellent climate with dry summers and cold winters, two good olive varieties such as picual and empeltre and non intensive cultivation practices and only authorized pesticides makes these extra virgin olive oils unique in flavor and organic certified.
Oli Migjorn is based in Bages county and have dedicated resources to recover an olive grove area and grow again arbequina, picual and corbella varieties.They are around 500 metres above sea level and surrounded by pine trees and local flora and fauna. Their aim is to respect the natural environment and grow local varieties in harmony respecting the flow of nature and selecting the optimum moment to harvest and obtain only by mechanical means oils which get qualified as extra virgin olive oil.
Have a good Organic September!