Sabina Olive Oil Trip

Heather Buffo
November 27, 2013
This tree had wild berries on it. This is everyone who went on the trip in front of a 2000 year old tree. After collecting the olives they go into this machine which blows out all the leaves that fell with the olives. Every farm brings their olives to a local mill where they clean and press the olives into oil. This tree is about 2000 years old and is the oldest olive tree in the region. These olives are ripe. After the oil is pressed out of the olives it is filtered into buckets which gives the oil its transparent color. The farmers have machines like long arms with fingers that tickle the trees and make all the olives drop onto the nets which they wrap up to collect the olives. This is the view from the farm we visited.

IES offered a day trip to Sabina to visit an olive oil farm and mill, followed by a decadent 5-course lunch at a local restaurant.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Heather is a junior majoring in Neurobiology at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At Harvard she volunteers with CityStep, a community dance program for middle school students in Cambridge, plays club field hockey and lacrosse, and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Greek-letter fraternity for women. When she&#39;s not at school, she&#39;s traveling as much as possible--Heather has been traveling outside the States every year since 2007. However, this Cleveland native is a homebody at heart and can&#39;t get enough quality time with her cats and a good, trashy romance novel.</span></p>

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