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Tasting: Castillo de Canena Olive Oil

  • Providore Fine Foods 2340 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Castillo de Canena, a family-owned business, takes its name from the family castle nestled in the hills of the township of Canena, in Spain’s Jaen province in the region of Andalusia, the largest olive producing region in the world. The company’s olive-producing history dates back to 1780.

At Castillo de Canena, the tree’s natural life cycle is nurtured, combining traditional wisdom with cutting-edge technology and scrupulous respect for the environment. The groves are Integrated Production certified, a sustainable farming system using natural resources and regulating mechanisms to replace polluting inputs, improve soil fertility and diversify the environment.

All of the Castillo olive trees are totally machine-accessible and the groves are equipped with drip fertigation systems. Nine precision agricultural weather stations control variations in the diameter of the tree trunks, the climatological conditions, the soil and humidity in the area with a view to optimizing water resources available for irrigation. The electric power needed to run the orchard is obtained by onsite solar energy plants and all prunings are used for biomass. And Castillo de Canena is the first Integrated Producer of olive oil capable of monitoring its carbon footprint.

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