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  27 April 2017

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Tuckaway Farm was the small (ten-acre) farm in western Massachusetts that we owned until June 2013. Although we no longer own the farm, we have decided that our olive oil business should maintain its name. As we have done for many years, we continue to import organic extra-virgin olive oil of premium quality from Umbria, in Central Italy, where we lived and produced olive oil from our own grove for four years.

Our lamb flock (its oldest ewe pictured here) now lives on another farm, where it is well cared for, along with our donkey Pinto.

The 2014 harvest oil arrived from Italy the week after Christmas. Once again certainly the first 2014 oil in the country, at least from Central Italy. Eros Mercuriali, the miller whose organic oil we buy, tells us that the 2014 harvest was good, but the trees had been hit hard by bad weather: too cold and too wet. Hailstorms damaged some groves very heavily. Consequently, while the oil is quite good, there was far less of it. Eros described the crop as "decimated.".


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