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We are so very proud and privileged to be working with these amazing people – Itamar, Sarit and their team – and to be invited to talk about the superfood that is premium extra virgin olive oil.

We would, of course, love to supply you with premium fresh extra virgin olive oil. Just go to our online shop or get in touch.
If you have never tasted Mother’s Garden now is the time. Listen first, though, to hear what Itamar and we have to say……….

IN STOCK

Let’s keep this simple – we have re-stocked and have our delicious multi-award winning premium extra virgin olive oil available for immediate delivery, UK and Europe wide.
Join the hundreds of people appreciating the finest extra virgin olive oil at a sensible price.
Have Mother’s Garden at the heart of your daily, healthy, delicious diet. More and more people are doing just that, knowing exactly where this essential food comes from and who we are. You can even visit us.
Freshness, provenance, supreme quality and trust.
Just go to our online shop, or contact us here on the Mediterranean farm Mother’s Garden.
We are always happy to answer any questions.
Martin and Maggie

New harvest available NOW

Our delicious, just pressed new harvest olive oil – premium extra virgin arbequina from our village mill – is selling fast.

Hundreds of customers across the UK and Ireland now have it at the heart of their table and daily diet. Would you like some of the finest olive oil?

We offer our olive juice (for that, simply, is what it is) in 3 litre tins and also in cases of 6x500ml glass bottles which make wonderful presents.

Just go to our online shop. When you get to the basket it will define all the delivery costs before you commit to buy. If you have any questions at all we are here on the Mother’s Garden farm to help.

Remember too that the delivery charge is flat rate, so if you share a delivery with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, this does not change. And when you have a combined order of more than £125 there is no charge at all (UK only).

Freshness matters as much as provenance and premium quality. We are wholly committed to all three. And we would love to share it with you.

Winter, spring, summer or autumn – put premium olive oil at the heart of your diet.
Choose between our 3 litre tins and cases of 6x500ml bottles

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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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 2016

We hope you are well and have had a peaceful Christmas.
Some important news…

2016 PRICES
The price of our award-winning extra virgin olive oil will have to rise a little in the New Year due to increased transport and handling costs.

But we will delay these increases until 1st of February so everyone who has yet to order the delicious new harvest can do so at 2015 prices.
From February the new prices will be
5 litre container – £39 (formerly £38.50)
2 litre container – £18.50 (formerly £18)
Case of 6x500ml bottles – £40.50 (formerly £40)
Also, our delivery charge for orders under £100 will be £10.50 (formerly £10).

READ THE NEW REVIEWS – AND POST ONE

We are grateful to you all for your Ongoing interest and support – and for the first reviewers to post comments about our olive oil on our improved online shop.
Have a read, and please consider posting your thoughts too. The reviews are so valuable to us as we seek to find new customers, sustain Mother’s Garden and widen knowledge and appreciation of fresh, premium extra virgin olive oil.
To post a comment just click here to go to the online shop. Click on the photograph of a 2 litre, 5 litre or case of glass bottles and this will take you to the product page. Scroll down and you will see the reviews link.

BEST WISHES FOR NEW YEAR – AND THANK YOU
Thank you so much for being a Mother’s Garden customer, and for all the messages I have received through this challenging year. I am feeling better by the day and looking forward with gratitude and hope. Mother’s Garden in all that it encompasses means so much to me – family, nature, goodness and positive challenge – and we will, with the support of a great many people, sustain and grow.
We wish you health, peace, fulfilment and joy in the year ahead, our sixteenth on the farm.
Maybe you would like to come and stay in the farm cottage?

Hugs

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NEW HARVEST FOR CHRISTMAS

Arbequina olives

Arbequina olives from this year’s harvest

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL fresh from the press is an extraordinary food, bursting with flavour and goodness.
We have just picked, pressed, bottled and shipped.
Would you like to enjoy some?
Place an order on our online shop. We aim to deliver in England, Scotland and Wales during the week beginning December 15.

And with this year’s harvest our village cooperative mill has been awarded second prize in the coveted ROMANICO ESENCIA AWARDS in Spain, given to the best arbequina producers across the country.

Mother’s Garden – quality, provenance and freshness. Share this please and spread the word…. and the wonderful, simple, essential food that is olive oil.

Extra virgin olive oil for wonderful winter feasts

Untitled-3WE ONLY HAVE VERY LIMITED STOCK LEFT of the delicious, award-winning last harvest.
Do you need some? Have you enough for the next three months, for autumn and winter feasting? Never tried our delicious Mother’s Garden fresh extra virgin olive oil?
Don’t run out – get in touch or order online. And please share this news with everyone you know who appreciates wonderful food. THANK YOU!
Are you new to Mother’s Garden? Please see how we are different, how to cut the cost of the finest olive oil and why freshness is as important as provenance and quality.
This is all that is left at 2014 prices (not including £10 delivery charge. Share a delivery and cut the cost. No delivery charge for orders of more than £100).
5 litre containers (£37.50) – 80
2 litre containers (£17.50) – 30
Case of 6x500ml bottles (£39 IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS) – 18
20 litre bag in box with integral tap (£150) – 5.
We would love to hear from you.

Martin and Maggie
PS – standby for another Mother’s Garden farm chronicle in the next few days………..

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Swallow on a sundail, honey in the jar

I’m grateful to the swallow on the sundial. In the delicate beginnings of another day we wake again to the cacophony of golden orioles feasting on tear-drop figs, accompanied by whistling bee-eaters spiralling above.
Outside the storeroom door I drop cat food into an old frying pan for the two barn felines, and lazily lift my gaze up above the muscat grape vine. The swallow sits near the tip of the angled iron rod protruding from the mottled lime render, soon to cast a shadow and tell us the early hour, plum centre on the forehead of the weathered house.
It sums up Mother’s Garden, the common quest to weigh time and consider the natural waypoints to a fulfilling existence. I tiptoe back into the house to get my camera. The swallow bides and I thank it. Then, just to its right, an oriole alights on the dead branch crown of a crowd of fig leaves. The fat tree has a bald patch like Friar Tuck. Most days I glimpse a flash of gold as the fidgety orioles whirl about, never still for more than a breath. But now I am holding my camera. There is just enough light, just enough time.
Bind weed clouds the log pile, life swamping death, and trumpets its victory through a plethora of white blooms that unfold with the warmth. How stupid the word we have for plants that don’t fit our narrow values. Just a few days ago a typically curious, keen-eyed six year old Bavarian boy, staying with his family in our cottage for a few days, and like all little people hungry for real adventures if given the chance, stopped me on our nature walk to marvel at the yellow flowering of a succulent thistle.  The intricacies of things we rarely notice crowd the senses. How raw and rich the world can be to young eyes, uncluttered minds, if time and will can be cherished, nurtured.
The valley steadies its breath, paces itself as the heat of midsummer sucks energy from Englishmen. Hounds and felines flop too and busy ants must make a detour round a lazy tail.
What follows may not be palatable but it is the truth.
Rats come and go. The population is thin most of the time, far thinner than any city, but spikes occasionally when, naturally, there are rich pickings on the fruit trees. These creatures, mostly of the night, take their life in their claws and figs in their teeth. It is impossibly hard for them. They flourish for a few days and those that prey on them circle and close in.
Raptors eye for daylight risk-takers, ring-tailed cats crouch in the dark, and snakes move in. A mostly black western whipsnake (coluber viridiflavus) a 5ft wonder to behold, ignores Maggie to bide in the shade of a drystone wall near the woodpile. It is taking a mid-morning risk, for the birds of prey are partial. The circle of life spins. Ripe, half-eaten figs fall to warm earth, hungers are sated.
Yesterday the sweat was blinding. I was at the hives for nearly two hours in the seamless heat, talking quietly, taking a little honey, repairing frames and delicately transferring one family of 50,000 from one broken hive to another, newly repaired. Only a tiny few lost their patience with me.
Ella was at my side.  We finished, gave thanks and wandered away as slowly as we had come, brushing the last remaining bees from the heavy frames in our hands. Joe helped in the farmhouse hall with the spinning, and then Maggie and I filled an assortment of jars with more than 25lbs of chestnut dark, simple goodness that will last us the year as well as afford us the joy of gifting to friends. Always seek raw honey from untreated mixed farms with healthy hedgerows if you can, where the bees have a host of options, a chance to thrive away from mono crops.  Honey that has not been heated or processed in any way contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and vital natural nutrients.
After our labour scores of bees filled the air close to the barn door where, on a yet to be cleared work bench, Joe and I had been repairing frames and affixing the sheets of wax. As I put tools away and tidied the surplus frames, smiling Ella wandered slowly through the thick air, simply attired for a cooling dip in the pool.
I  took myself off up the land, through the eye-height fennel and shin-tickling growth. We have set a fourth hive in the almond grove. No residents yet, but I will put a spun-but-not-spent honey frame in with the new wax sheets as an invitation, a welcome. The bees will come, for sure. Also patiently waiting for signs of their arrival were the iridescent bee-eaters, decorating a pine. Their numbers grow, yet somehow all is in balance. The humming of the honey-makers swells in equal measure.

PS: See our Mother’s Garden Facebook page for Maggie’s latest summer recipe. We’d be delighted, too, if you were able to share the news, blogs, recipes and fresh olive oil from Mother’s Garden.

 

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