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Plant-based goodness, sharing table and learning from nature. A life, a tree, a farm in all honesty.

Mother's Garden Olive Oil Harvest

Why Freshness is Essential

All olive oils give you a best before date, but do you know the age of the oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is the juice of the fruit with the water removed, and the incredible goodness, for heart, head and digestive health, is at its greatest the fresher the oil.

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Come and Stay!

Our three-bedroom holiday cottage is now up and running.

We have just welcomed our first visitors of 2023. We can accommodate up to 6 people. Get in touch about coming to stay in the Catalan hills, amongst nature and only 30 minutes from the Mediterranean. Pool, walks and sunshine, all nestled in a famous wine region.
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About Us

About Us

We – Martin and Maggie, alongside our daughter and son Ella and Joe – have been farming arbequina olives and living an adventure in the Priorat mountains of Catalunya, south of Barcelona, since January 2001. But the story is more than olive oil. It is a way of life. We moved here in search for time as a family, community and nature. Channel 4 made two Mother’s Garden documentaries – see series 1 and 3 for the behind the scenes of our family journey - and Martin has written two books, No Going Back and Shaking The Tree.

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The Table

The Table

We believe that sharing food around a table is a fundamental need that should be at the core of any family, community and society. Food, hopefully always the freshest and healthiest food, is one of the greatest positives of life. But sharing it and giving time for food multiplies that goodness tenfold.

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To read our chronicle from the farm – an honest account of life, olive oil and the universe that follows on from two No Going Back television documentaries and two books about Mother’s Garden we invite you to engage in our blog. Also, visit us on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates. Don’t miss the opportunity to try some of Maggie’s Mother’s Garden recipes…

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