The mills and the production of extra virgin olive oil represent a way of working in the agricultural world.
Around the olive grove there is a whole culture and a philosophy of work by the olive growers, which goes back throughout its history. The olive tree is a plant that has appeared in archeological remains for more than 8,000 years.
As early as the 8th century, the Arabs improved their cultivation techniques and oil production. And from the product as we know it today, he began to develop a wide range of activities and applications.
From lighting, soap making, cosmetics, medicine … and all its derivatives such as utensils, packaging … In other words, this activity has generated an economic activity, development that has gone weaving throughout history.
Both the cultivation of the olive tree and the making of the oil have created customs, rituals and beliefs that are rooted in our culture, character and way of life.
Closely related to the rural world, home remedies, parties, sayings and legends. Also, the culinary culture deserves a special mention, which we will talk about later.
The olive grove has also been used as a source of inspiration in its most artistic version. Especially, and not only, in literature and painting. Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh, Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Rafael Alberti and Federico García Lorca have used the olive trees as a muse.
Music with Manolo Escobar and Paco Ibañez, they have dedicated part of their works to the olive trees.
It is now reconnected with the nutritional, culinary and good habits of the Mediterranean diet.