Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cool Find: Nudo Adopt an Olive Tree

I came accross this company on Foodbuzz, it is such a novel idea I just had to share it with you all, basically you adopt an Olive Tree in Italy and they ship the yummy olive oil to you. We all know how good olive oil is for us, rich in monounsaturated fats known to maintain a healthy lipid profile and reduce heart disease.
Its a great gift idea, a bit pricey though but maybe folks could chip in. I emailed the company for a description, so here it is:

Nudo: Adopt-An-Olive Tree is an amazing gift for the foodie who has everything. Nudo is a family-run co-operative of olive groves dotted around a small hilltop village in the Marche region of Italy, and they offer the unique chance to own a little piece of the Italian countryside.

Instead of just buying olive oil, by adopting a tree, you can choose a specific olive variety, follow the progress of your tree for one year, support the local Italian family farmer who would have otherwise gone out of business, and (literally) taste the reward of your investment.

Olive growing has become more mechanized in recent years, which has led to both soil erosion and bland, mass produced oil. Because of this (and recent issues with lax regulations on olive oil origin), eco-conscious food lovers demand olive oil from small-scale, artisanal farmers. With
Nudo, they know exactly where their oil comes from; right down to the GPS coordinates!

Once you adopt a tree from
Nudo, you or the gift recipient will receive a personalized adoption certificate and information booklet that describes the tree, four 500ml tins of first cold press extra virgin olive oil from the tree in the spring (mid-April), three 250ml tins of infused extra virgin olive oil (i.e. lemon, chile, orange) in the fall, and an open invitation to come and visit, hug or water the tree in person. The adoption and products cost $150.00, making it a thoughtful present or very reasonable group gift.

What are your recent cool foodie finds?


  1. This is a great idea, and is truly a gift that keeps on giving! Christmas is around the corner, and I know many 'green-minded' friends who would appreciate the thought. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, this is awesome, I gotta think about adopting one tree! Which area will you choose? Lina sounds good to me.

  3. How neat!! I would love to adopt a real Italian olive tree. I really love olives..I wonder if I could just ask for olives!! haha. I like the oil too though. What an awesome idea.

  4. What a wonderful idea....I'm going to definitely look into this! Thanks for sharing this info, Rebecca! Roz

  5. Fresh local and Best: oh i like it keeps on giving so true not many gifts do that lol
    KennY: oh I bet all areas are good its Italy after all!
    Gina: I hear ya girl
    Gina: oh no probs, I loved it

  6. Very cool. I love this idea. I too would Like the olives and maybe even some nice Italian wine to go with my oils and olives. It's almost a meal.

  7. Thanks for this website..but I am not knowledgeable about olives--any clue will help me adopt one...hopefully :)

  8. Oh this sounds like a great combination of flavors - thanks for the idea!

  9. Sounds wonderful of this product! Olive is very expensive over here. I don't use them very often.

  10. Rebecca, I too just found out about Nudo! I think it's awesome and am also planning on doing a bit on my blog about this. So AWESOME!!

  11. cute idea indeed. and I LOVE the name :)

  12. Diana: great minds think alike
    Olga: i know very good name

  13. I want to adopt and olive tree now - how exciting!



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