Olive Crazy: All About Olives and Olive Oil
Jul 182011

The young olives and I are headed back to the east coast today. I am going to take it slow and will make every attempt to keep up with my articles for Olive Crazy.

Being in California, the main home of the U.S. olive industry, for the last month has been a great experience, and I still have several stories about my trip to share with you. All in good time.

Toward the end of the week I am dropping off one of the young olives in Virginia before swinging south, but first, a detour. I am going to Monticello.

What does Monticello have to do with olives? Well, when the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson, got frustrated with the south not planting the olive trees he secured for them, he turned to his own devices (see my article Thomas Jefferson Was Olive Crazy Too). He was definitely a do-it-yourself kind of guy but his experiments with growing olive trees at Monticello in his South Garden did not work out. Thank goodness for those monks in California.

My car is tanked up and we are ready to go. Onward to the next Olive Crazy adventure.

May the sun shine through your branches.


  One Response to “Goodbye California Olives”

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  1. Mr. Olive Crazy misses you…

    By the way if you are an American or visiting America, Charlottesville, Virginia is the home of one of the most beautiful homes of a former President.

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