About this time last year, a local man called Giuseppe Trapani got in touch to introduce his olive oil business, Ogglio. He had inherited his family’s century-old olive oil grove in Sicily and had decided to make it work, producing, bottling and importing organic extra virgin olive oil. You can read all about Giuseppe, the olive grove and Ogglio oil here.
Since then, Guiseppe has successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to increase production for the 2018 harvest, and now he’s hoping for your help with a 2019 Kickstarter campaign.
In the last couple of years the interest in our organic extra virgin olive oil has grown beyond my acquaintances in Oxford. The occasional local fair and last year’s Kickstarter campaign have meant that now our olive oil has been shipped to happy foodies from Land’s End to John o’ Groats, and therefore those few ancient trees can no longer produce enough surplus olive oil to satisfy the current request. That’s why, also for this year, we plan to produce our olive oil in a collaborative way, with the help of the same local farmers as last year: and of course once again we’d need your precious help to make this happen.
- Buy the olives from the growers in Sicily.
- Press the olives locally.
- Bottle the olive oil.
- Create the labels.
- Ship the olive oil to the UK.
- Extras (fees, postcards, etc.).
Click the link below to find out more and support the Kickstarter campaign, you can also find Ogglio in our Oxford Food Directory!