Framed by tall cypress trees and perfectly trimmed rose hedges, Ashanti Estate was the perfect setting for the Table Olive Workshop. Twenty-two attendees, representing large- to small-scale olive operations, came from as far as Oudtshoorn to hone their skills.
Linda Costa from Olives in Fact shared her wealth of knowledge about curing processes, followed by a lively discussion about anything from fish eyes to fermenting monitoring.
Carlo Costa from ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij provided insight into the world of olive breeding and shared his vision of olive processing in the future.
The friendly and efficient Olive Specialists inspired all with their creative packaging options and gave solutions to every possible processing machinery need a producer might have.
The very educational and productive morning was rounded off with a hearty meal on the patio where new acquaintances were made and old ones strengthened.