By Martin Kirby

Loving our premium olive oil

Feedback means so much to us … This was our favourite last week.

“Dear Martin and Maggie
Just to let you know that the quality and taste of your delicious olive oil was highlighted recently.
Visiting my 90 year old mother, I decided to make her favourite sunny weather lunch – ciabatta topped with sliced vine tomato, mozzarella and basil, sprinkled with olive oil.
I didn’t realise that Mum had run out of Mother’s Garden olive oil so had to use a well-known Italian brand instead. It was awful – very pale and it tasted like sunflower oil. Yuck! Our lunch was spoiled.
Needless to say, Mum now has a fresh supply of Mother’s Garden oil with strict instructions to tell me when she needs more.”

Any more reviews of our premium fresh, single village mill, extra virgin olive oil? We love to know what you think.

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Your olive oil – the facts

JUST HOW GOOD IS OUR ARBEQUINA OLIVE OIL?
People ask, quite rightly.
We define our arbequina olive oil as PREMIUM EXTRA VIRGIN, and this is why.
Below you will find the independent laboratory test results for this year’s harvest.

But first….
A label that states extra virgin is not, with respect, any guarantee of freshness, provenance or the best possible quality.
You may not find anything on the label that tells you where exactly the olive oil has come from, how old it is, if it is a blend of olive oils of various ages, or, indeed, even which country or countries are the original source of the fruit.
Please, always look for guarantees that it is from the most recent harvest – is there a pressing date?
Look for provenance – does it name the mill where it was pressed?
Does it state it is 100 per cent extra virgin?
Do you know what olive variety it is?
Our olive oil is 100 per cent arbequina variety, but some quality producers may blend different varieties from the same harvest.
There are producers and labels – like Mother’s Garden – who do provide all the vital information as well, of course, as some extraordinarily wonderful olive oil. You can source these direct or from independent fine food retailers. Explore.
And if you try one or more of these premium olive oils you will discover how special, nutritious and delicious this superfood really can be.

CHECKLIST
PRESSING DATE
MILL DETAILS
100% UNBLENDED EXTRA VIRGIN

SUPERIOR QUALITY TEST RESULTS FOR MOTHER’S GARDEN OLIVE OIL
November 2017 pressing
Our premium extra virgin olive oil is independently analysed by a certified laboratory, to determine the quality.
These are the results for the latest MOTHER’S GARDEN harvest, and how they compare with the quality thresholds required to qualify as “extra virgin”.

ACIDITY % = 0.2
(LIMIT FOR EVOO 0.8)
This is an essential parameter of quality and, hence, purity and goodness.
To qualify as Extra Virgin an oil must have an acidity of less that 0.8 per cent.
Our olive oil has one of the lowest acidity levels in the world.
Acidity value depends on many factors, such as the quality and the state and maturity of olive fruits and the care and speed of extraction. It is defined as a percentage as grams of free fatty acids (expressed as oleic acid, the main fatty acid present in olive oil) in 100 grams of oil.
PEROXIDE VALUE = 4.8 (LIMIT FOR EVOO 20)
The Peroxide Value is the measurement of active oxidization in the oil. The very low value indicates that the EVOO is fresh, without oxygen effects, and that, hence, it will retain its goodness longer. Oxidation can be the result of natural aging or indicative of poor handling or heating during the refining process.
K232 = 1.77 (LIMIT FOR EVOO 2.5)
K270 = 0.11 (LIMIT FOR EVOO 0.22)
DELTA K = 0.0 (LIMIT FOR EVOO 0.1)
These three readings show UV absorption, give us information on quality and oxidative alteration and show, for example, that an olive oil is not a blend of new and older oils. These are fundamental markers for good quality extra virgin olive oil and help in identifying adulteration/fraud.
Remember, too, this olive juice (for that is what olive oil fundamentally is) comes from one village mill, is wholly traceable and fully certified. That is the truth. That is Mother’s Garden.
Our premium arbequina juice gives a very smooth, elegant oil with hints of green apple and almond with a peppery finish, with the extraordinary quality of enhancing the flavours of other foods, not overwhelming them.
We are here to help. Any questions please ask.
And if you feel the urge to learn more, we highly recommend Judy Ridgway and medical practitioner Dr Simon Poole’s award-winning book THE OLIVE OIL DIET. It defines exactly why premium quality olive oil is so important, and there are recipes too. Consider, too, Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller about the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil. There are other excellent guides to olive oil by Judy Ridgway and Anne Dolamore.
And would you like to understand more about the Mother’s Garden story, our family, this farm and our ethos?
Read NO GOING BACK and SHAKING THE TREE.

How to open olive oil tin

OUR PREMIUM OLIVE OIL IN 3 LITRE TINS
The word is getting around. This from olive oil expert Judy Ridgway – click here to read her blog about us.

Are you in the UK (or Europe) and interested in multi-award winning, fresh extra virgin olive oil in glass or tins? We can supply you. Please get in touch or go direct to our shop. It should convert to your currency to give you a quote of delivery.

Follow Judy’s blogs if you love olive oil and need to learn more about the health benefits and recipes. Her and Dr Simon Poole’s book The Olive Oil Diet is vital reading.
https://www.judyridgway.co.uk/mothersgarden-rejects-plastic/

NEW 3 litre tins

MOTHER’S GARDEN SWITCHES TO TINS

We are now offering our premium fresh, multi award-winning arbequina extra virgin olive oil in 3 LITRE tin containers, for UK and Europe-wide distribution and beyond.

Mother’s Garden, here in the Priorat mountains of Catalonia, will no longer be using any plastic bottles, only offering our olive oil in the single size tins or in cases of 6x500ml glass bottles.

And with the 3 litre tin option you can order 3 litres, 6 litres, 9 litres, 12 litres, 15 litres etc, sharing a delivery with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to cut the transport cost and impact.
Or combine our tin order with a case of glass for gifts or home use. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Please cut off the label too, and pass it on to anyone you think may be interested and may perhaps be keen to share a delivery with you and thus save money.
Remember that by buying direct from us you can get this outstanding super-food with full provenance, from one village mill,  delivered to your door for less than it retails.

And with the planet very much at the forefront of our minds and endeavours, we ask that you always recycle the container. 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR ONLINE SHOP. We would love to supply you. Help us spread the good news that is healthy, delicious, fresh premium olive oil.

* Free delivery for orders over £120 is only available for customers in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Extra virgin olive oil and health

We recommend a tablespoon of beautiful, fresh premium olive oil in your daily diet.
But just don’t take our word for it. It is all here, the facts, research, recipes and more, in one of the best books on vital olive oil health benefits, by Judy Ridgway and Dr Simon Poole – THE OLIVE OIL DIET.
We have copies of this award-winning book. Visit us our online to get your copy of nutritional secrets of the original superfood.

And why not try some of the finest olive oil at the same time? We can supply Europe-wide  – the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and more. Have them delivered together, share a delivery with family and friends and the cost drops.

If you have any questions please ask. We are here to help.
Eat well, keep well.

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New Harvest olive oil for Europeans

Mother’s Garden is European.
Try our NEW HARVEST multi-award winning Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, delivered to your home or office in
Germany,
The Netherlands,
Belgium,
Denmark,
Poland,
Sweden
– just go to our online shop to order via Paypal.
And we are happy to talk to anyone anywhere in the world to see how we can share the goodness and flavour.

 

NEW HARVEST IN UK NOW – SELLING FAST

Our big pre-Christmas shipment to the UK of new harvest premium extra virgin olive oil has almost all been pre-ordered. Thank you all so much! We will get this to you in the next few days.
We still have the following available to order….
46 x 5 litres at £41.50 each
12 x 2 litres at £19.60 each
8 x cases of 6 bottles of 500ml at £43.50 each.
But going fast. Just go to our online shop to order.
(* There is a flat rate £10.75 charge added to orders under £120, so share a delivery with family, friends or colleagues as more and more people now do).

 

NEW HARVEST – TAKING ORDERS

Who would like some amazing new harvest premium extra virgin olive oil? We are harvesting and pressing now, for deliveries of daisy-fresh, amazing premium extra virgin olive oil in the UK during early December. A superfood treat!
HOW TO SAVE……
PRE-ORDERS PLACED AND PAID FOR BEFORE 30th NOVEMBER WILL BE AT THE CURRENT PRICES
(Current prices 2 litres £19.20, 5 litre £40.70, Case of glass £42.60 – nb there is still a £10.75 delivery charge for orders under £120)
Prices from 1st December will be 2 litres £19.50, 5 litres £41.50, Case of glass £43.50 ,
We aim to have this new harvest with customers before Christmas, hopefully in the first two weeks of December.

PLEASE SHARE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Thank you to the twenty friends, family and volunteers pressed into action-packed days in the olive groves.
Would you like some? Get in touch. Or go to our online shop.
We have had to make a slight increase from December 1 due to greater production and transports costs, but we are still able to bring you one of the finest olive oils in the world from as little as £8.30 a litre.

Sending all best wishes from a rather busy Mother’s Garden

Mother’s Garden documentaries

Channel 4 has now made the two hour-long documentaries about Mother’s Garden available online in the UK.
Put the kettle on then click here to watch them.
Filmed during the early years of our adventure, they tell the family story and explain why we came to this small farm in the mountains of Catalonia 17 years ago.
The time has flown, of course, but the feelings and appreciations are exactly the same. What still matters is time – time for family, good food, nature and community. We count our blessings and and ever grateful to our families for their understanding and support.
We continue to write, to spread the goodness that is fresh extra virgin olive oil, and to welcome guests from all over the world to our holiday cottage on the farm. Perhaps you might like to come. We are thinking that 2018 may be our last year of running the cottage as a holiday let, so think on.
Keep well.
Martin and Maggie