TOP gold awards for Mother’s Garden fresh extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh Mother’s Garden extra virgin arbequina is a repeated gold winner in the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards. 2011 judges described it as “absolutely stunning”.
Mother’s Garden Fresh Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, bursting with flavour and goodness, is being delivered direct to a fast growing number of top chefs and delis and to private homes nationwide, and we would be delighted to supply you too, FOR AS LITTLE AS £7.50 A LITRE.
Which cooks and chefs? Would you like some? Get in touch today by clicking here.
We are so proud of this award in the highly coveted Guild Of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. It is not only wonderful for us as we seek to widen appreciation of fresh olive oil, but for the local farmers in one mountain cooperative that we work with. We live and work in the tiny Priorat mountain region of Catalonia, and these people are our friends and neighbours. Their lives revolve around village, community, family, working together and the cultivation of fine food and wonderful wine, their families having farmed the rugged and beautiful mountain terraces for countless generations.
This new top honour follows a one star gold when we last entered in 2008, and that same year we were the only olive oil named in Delia’s book How to Cheat at Cooking (Ebury Press).
Our simple aim at Mother’s Garden is to widen the knowledge and appeal of fresh olive oil, with the message that it is one of the simplest, loveliest and oldest foods in the world that children as much as adults can enjoy – goodness for all ages.
We have olive trees and this all began when people came to Mother’s Garden, tasted our fresh Priorat arbequina olive oil and asked how they could have it as part of their delicious, healthy daily diet, without it costing the earth. We only produce enough for ourselves, along with our farm wine, honey, fruits, nuts, vegetables, preserves and cordials, so we looked to our mountain neighbours for the answer.
How are we different?
We only sell cold-pressed extra virgin arbequina oil from the most recent harvest (UK mainland only at the moment). And we tell you where and when the juice was taken from the fruit.
There is a bulk olive oil page for chefs and delis too – and we give private customers the chance to get this fresh olive oil at the same price! Just ask us how. We would love to hear from you.
If you would like to try it please visit our online shop or get in touch. And if you would like to buy just a 500ml bottle online and combine your order with some other outstanding foods and drinks click here for the delicious, provenance and quality conscious Lovefoodmarket website.
If you are a foodie, with like-minded fresh olive oil-loving friends, how about starting a hub and saving money? Ask us about sharing a delivery direct from us with friends, family and colleagues – we have hundreds who do this now, cutting delivery costs and carbon footprint. We call this our hub system.
Our customers also include leading chefs and top delis, so if you run a business and would like to use our oil please get in touch.
We carefully select the best oil from each annual harvest.
And how will you know it is fresh? For you and your family to appreciate the full taste and health benefits of what is essentially a fresh fruit juice we always tell you when the olives were harvested and when the oil was bottled. All the oil is carefully stored at the village mill until we bottle and transport it to customers, and our aim is for this oil to get from the mill to your kitchen within six weeks.
The olives are hand-picked and pressed within 24 hours, resulting in a smooth oil with very low acidity and a well-balanced fragrance and flavour.
What is Mother’s Garden? It is home to Maggie Whitman, Martin Kirby and their children Ella and Joe Joe, the first family to be featured on the TV series No Going Back.
Their farm of vines, olives and almonds also has a holiday cottage retreat with pool. Martin’s book ‘No Going Back – Journey to Mother’s Garden’ is published by Time Warner.
To find out more about olive oil look for books by our favourite writer Judy Ridgway’s Best Olive Oil buys from around the world.